Wow...if that's an amateur looking cake she must be getting some pretty exceptional cakes somewhere! I have to tell you that that cake looks very very nice to me. It is well done and it looks to me like you put plenty of time and thought into it.....it's hard to believe it was a last minute order. Can you make beautiful bows and flowers like that at the last minute?
You are talented.
It is a very nice cake. It deserved better than to be broken by some crabby lady who can't appreciate something great when she sees it. I bet she ate it. I am appalled that she treated you so poorly and it amazes me that, while she had no specifics except chocolate, she felt compelled to criticize what you had so thoughtfully created for her on short notice.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CAKE! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!
Please smile and try to feel pride here because you should...truly.