copy of cake

Forum: Cakes & Cake Decorating

Hello to all, there is a my cake that I see copied by many cakedesigner published on all the sites and pages of Facebook pages (including cakesdecor) without saying that the original idea is mine or at least that the idea was taken from the web … I am pleased that it is taken as a reference, but make a copy and bragging about the work done for me is frustrating because I worked so many hours to think, try it, create it … and see that others take credit for everything is wrong. what would you do? Thank you! http://img.cakesdecor.com/f_auto/Minnie_Emma_edn07q.jpg!

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Sandra Smiley ...

It is such an adorable design, Dolcidea. I don’t know that there is anything you can do about others using it without giving credit. In some cases, it is probably thoughtlessness and in others, it is possible the other person could not find the name of the original designer. Be sure your posted pictures have your logo to make them easier to identify, which this one does. Should not have been a problem.

The Garden Baker ...

Hi there :)
I have seen many many Minnie Mouse cakes (credit to Disney!), but actually have never seen one similar to your very beautiful design. Many people make cakes using the Minnie figure and her position on your cake is in fact a very typical Disney pose, so perhaps people are copying the original Disney pose??? Just a thought. I do agree that people should give credit when they borrow aspects of the work of others.

The Garden Baker ...

By the way, just took a peek. Your work is fabulous!!!

Dolcidea creazioni ...

Hello Sandra, I am not referring to the picture of my cake (someone has done that too, changing my name with their logo!) But the cake made by them identical to mine … I am also pleased that they take my project for be inspired and I could also understand the amateur cake designers but if those who copy are the professional cake designers who have also put the like on the picture on fb, who know me, and then publish them anywhere (even here on cakesdecor) without writing "original design by Dolcidea creazioni “or if you really do not want to give me credit at least” idea taken from the web "is incorrect, unprofessional and without respect for the art and the artist … and for the long time I devote to the study of the cake and to the harmony and uniqueness that I want to create. It’s too easy to copy and not even think about which colors to use and then take compliments for the nice idea. The cake in particular is that of Minnie red coming out of the box … only on this site I have seen 8 copies! excuse the outburst but I’m really embittered and frustrated

Dolcidea creazioni ...

Many thanks The Garden Baker, I am self-taught and I try to do my best with the little time available for this passion. I do not want the credit for Minnie :) but it is difficult to be a coincidence that many cakes have used the same pose of Minnie, the same gift box, the same bow, the same decorations, same colors, same shapes, same combinations of elements, same font for the name of the party, … especially if we are part of the same groups fb and you put the like to my photo a few days before. However, patience, the network is also this. I wish you a good weekend everyone! ;)

Clara ...

Cavoli, mi spiace! Certo dev’essere frustrante! L’ho vista una praticamente una copia della tua (non faccio nomi!).
Pensare che costerebbe tanto poco dire che si è stati ispirati dal lavoro di un altro artista…
Penso, anzi, che in questo modo anche l’autore della copia sarebbe molto apprezzato per la sua sincerità!
Dang! I’m sorry! Of course it must be frustrating! I saw yesterday a cake that is a copy of yours (I do not want to make names, but everybody can check it out!).
I think that it would be so thoughtful with a cake decorator just saying that he was inspired by the work of another artist …
The author of the copy would be greatly appreciated for his sincerity!

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

So sorry Patrizia
Unfortunately this is happening more and more. Decorators who copy someone’s work without acknowledging the original decorator. I have never copied any cake outright. I usually design my own cakes. I also like to thank a decorator for the inspiration I took from there work. And more so now, stealing cake images from another cake decorators Facebook or business page and claiming the cakes as there own. Sadly, once a cake picture is published on the web, it’s almost impossible to control what happens.

Dolcidea creazioni ...

Grazie per la vostra comprensione! In tutta sincerità vi dico che sono una cakedesigner autodidatta, non ho mai fatto corsi ma soprattutto sono una mamma di una bimba disabile grave, che mi impegna 25 ore al giorno e riesco a fare torte di fondant con tanti tanti sacrifici. Ma il cake design è la mia passione e “devo” trovare il tempo ed il modo per coltivarla. Quando creo torte non lo faccio per business, voglio esprimere qualcosa, cerco di dargli personalità ed è per questo che poi ci sto malissimo quando vedo copie… ma forse sono io che gli do troppa importanza perchè per me una torta decorata rappresenta molto più di una semplice torta decorata… grazie mille! Thanks for your understanding! In all honesty I tell you that I am a self-taught cakedesigner, I never did courses but above all I am a mother of a serious disabled child, who commits me 25 hours a day and I can make fondant cakes with many many sacrifices. But cake design is my passion and “I must” find the time and the way to grow it. When I create cakes I do not do it for business, I want to express something, I try to give personality and that’s why I’m so bad when I see copies … but maybe I give it too much importance because for me a decorated cake is much more of a simple cake decorated … thank you very much!

Sandra Smiley ...

I guess I didn’t make my reply clear because I understood exactly what you meant and knew exactly which cake you were referring to, or the last one anyway. I do not think you cake is just another Disney design, but very unique and special. Again, though, I don’t know that there is anything you can do about it. If it is any consolation to you, your’s is not only the original, but still the best.

Clara ...

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