Haha, yes, just wanted to note that I was joking about using the real name and address, but not about using the site names we use.
Now regarding the comments, here is the thing. I think some folks really want some constructive criticism, well maybe that isn't a good term to use here. How about, some folks want some tips or pointers about how to improve on certain things, ways of getting, say a more perfect border, thinner petal edges on gumpaste flowers, things like that.
I will give an example. One lady on a site, posted a picture of a cake and asked for constructive criticism, ways of improving. Well, her cake was absolutely perfect, really amazing and even more amazing because she had been at it for such a short period of time. It looked like a designer cake. However, this gorgeous cake that could easily have fetched a 4 figure price, was sitting on a cardboard with wrinkled up foil. I praised her cake and told her this. I suggested different ways of covering her board so that it coordinated with her cake. Well she really took offense.
So here is the thing, if you post a picture of a cake, just because you want to share your work, then word it so that people know it. If you post a picture of a cake that you are proud of, but also wants some tips on to help you learn and improve, well then say you want some tips. I think I would avoid using the term, "Constructive Criticism", if you are sensitive.
But honestly, don't say you want a critique, if you cannot handle anyone saying how you can improve. There are some people that really need praise and anything else, devastates them.
What ends up happening is that someone views a cake and could really help by offering a tip, but they hold back because they are afraid of offending.
I will give an example, I have a good cake buddy that is really a fine imaginative decorator. She had problems with getting her top borders straight. One day she sent me a picture and asked me how to improve and she really meant it. So I told her to avoid the eye being drawn to the top border and noticing that it was not straight, well first of all, to stay away from putting a contrasting colour on this top border, so that it would just blend in. Also, if she could see that her seam line where the top met the side, was not straight, then to go in slightly from this edge. Then while piping the top border, to always look at if from above the cake so that she could see she was piping a straight line. Because if you follow the line of an unever seam line, you will of course get a border that is not straight. But if you pipe a straight line of border, your border will be straight and it won't be noticable that the seam line wasn't.
Anyway, a lot of the time, people are afraid to be helpful in case someone is offended. I have noticed on many sites, that it doesn't matter how much praise is given or how nicely the helpful tips are worded, some people only see things as being negative or critical.
Anyway, just another of my long-winded opinions, haha!
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