It may or may not make you feel better, but I'm going to tell you a story about me and one of my cakes...
First of all, your cake is beautiful! I doubt anyone noticed it but you.
In June 2007 I did my first wedding cake for a stranger, previous to that I had done friends, friends of friends... but this one was a stranger who found me and hired me. I was freaked out, to say the least.
It was my first time baking, torting, filling... a 16" square, which was quite the task all on it's own. I covered and re-covered these cakes in fondant. I was planning on bringing them separate and do the decoration on site, but I realized with the vine it was just going to be too time consuming. So, I stacked at home, finished it up. It was raining, hot, humid... I brought the cake to a venue I had never been to or even heard of.
I got it upstairs, set it up, and started noticing bubbles. Not just one, this was like, the bubble cake. freaking out. I had an exacto with me, so I was trying to do some poking, but then it was the bubble cake with holes in it, so I had to quit and just leave. My husband had come with me to help with the delivery, so he drove and cried the whole way home. then I started throwing up when I got home, swearing off wedding cakes forever. I felt sick to my stomach FOR DAYS after delivering this cake.
It was a Saturday wedding, on Wednesday I get a call from the venue, I had no idea what to expect. They called to tell me that I was the most professional decorator they had seen, that my cake tasted amazing, and they wanted me on their preferred vendor list and could I bring some cards and participate in their open house. ?!?! I was in shock.
A few days after that, I ran into the mother of the bride, who told me they loved the way the cake looked and it tasted even better and that it was the conversation of the night, thank you thank you thank you. I've since done 6 or 7 cakes for their family.
those days of crying, throwing up, swearing off wedding cakes, it was all a waste of time...
All of that to say, Don't be so hard on yourself! relax! The cake looks great and I'm sure your customers think so too!
I try to remember this when I'm so hard on myself