There are bakers out there who lift our pictures off of our website, put them on their own websites (without our credit) and pass them off as their own. Or the latest issue we are dealing with is someone who took almost all of our pictures off of our website and created an iPhone app without our permission and without our credit.
How do we know these things happen? Because of our tight knit cake community. Our colleagues and friends watch our back – they email us and call us to let us know who is stealing our photos and passing it off as there own work. (and we do the same for our baker friends) IF it were not for our friends, we would never know that this occurs. The internet is a very large place and hard to monitor.
So for those of you out there that steal our photos and our friends photos to pass off as your own work…eventually it will catch up to you. Your client will ask you to make a cake that looks like one of ours. Good luck, I hope you are talented enough to pull something like that off – otherwise you will have extremely disappointed clients and perhaps a lawsuit on your hands if you can’t deliver. Keep it honest people, this is all any of us ask!
And for our friends out there in cake decorating land that keep us informed, we can’t say THANK YOU enough!!!! We appreciate that you are looking out for us…