Mickey Mouse Cake - Help!!!

Decorating By UltimateCakes Updated 30 Oct 2008 , 6:25pm by UltimateCakes

UltimateCakes Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 1:46pm
post #1 of 19

I've seen all the Mickey Mouse cakes on here, but I'm still having difficulties. My customer wants a 1/2 sheet cake (10X15) in the shape of Mickey Mouse.

Should I carve it to look like his head? His body? Please help me icon_redface.gif

18 replies
UltimateCakes Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 3:43pm
post #2 of 19

I was also wondering... Should I make a large FBCT to put on the shet cake and carve around it?

AlamoSweets Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 3:48pm
post #3 of 19

I would suggest only his head since it is easily recognizable. Too bad you can just make a large round cake for the head and 2 smaller ones for the ears. So much easier!

UltimateCakes Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 4:20pm
post #4 of 19

That was one of my first thoughts. Maybe I'll suggest that to my customer. Thanks for the advice.

indydebi Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 4:27pm
post #5 of 19

Uh....you DO know that Disney is the biggest, baddest company that enforces it's copyright, don't you? Be careful if you are selling this cake .... it's copyright infringement.

AlamoSweets Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 4:56pm
post #6 of 19

Yes. I agree. Please be careful and don't sell anything that is copyrighted.

Birdiepants Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:12pm
post #7 of 19

Try this, it worked wonderfully for me. Many thanks to Jaklotz1 http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-318443-0.html

Birdiepants Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:15pm
post #8 of 19
UltimateCakes Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:24pm
post #9 of 19

Yes, I have been warned from other CC members about Disney. But my understanding was that you couldn't use the Wilton Character pans. However, there were other options available for licensed business - like the stuff you'd see a grocery store bakery. Is it still taboo (illegal?) to make a Mouse head with three round pans? Thanks for the heads up and all the advice.


icon_twisted.gif

UltimateCakes Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:30pm
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Birdiepants

Try this, it worked wonderfully for me. Many thanks to Jaklotz1 http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-318443-0.html




Did you sell this cake? Or did you just make it for yourself/ relative?

Birdiepants Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:33pm
post #11 of 19

It was for my daughters birthday.

UltimateCakes Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:46pm
post #12 of 19
indydebi Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 9:27pm
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by UltimateCakes

Yes, I have been warned from other CC members about Disney. But my understanding was that you couldn't use the Wilton Character pans. However, there were other options available for licensed business - like the stuff you'd see a grocery store bakery. Is it still taboo (illegal?) to make a Mouse head with three round pans? Thanks for the heads up and all the advice.


icon_twisted.gif


YOu cannot recreate any copyrighted image and sell it. You can make one for your own kids' birthday ... you can make a FREE one for your nephew's birthday. But you cannot profit ("sell" .... 'coz they dont' care if you actually make a profit or not) from their intellectual property.

I've shared this story recently, but my next door neighbor works for Jim Davis, creator of Garfield. We were talking the yard recently and she shared the story of how Mr. Davis "went after" one guy who tried doing Garfield in blue. I said, "Because the guy was under the wrong impression that if he changed it ever so slightly, that it was ok?" She nodded and said, "Yep! And he found out different!"

The stuff you see on grocery store cakes in all likelihood came from Deco Pac.

Jayde Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 11:06pm
post #14 of 19

The way to get around the copyright thing is to use figurines instead. So say instead of Mickey Mouse beng the cake, you can make Mickey's house, and put a bunch of Mickey Mouse characters around the house.

Does that make sense?? The small figurines that they sell, are just fine to put on a cake. You just cant make the cake look like Mickey's head. I do that with Spongebob, Princesses, Cars, etc.

The Disney store in my area used to sell these sets of 3-inch-ish figures, of all of the characters in a particular movie (they have every Disney movie ever made, for the most part), for like $5, on sale. You can find them at the Disney store online now. They arent horribly expensive, and I just include them in the price of the cake. Like your cake will cost $XX + the $xx cost of the decorations. I buy in bulk and watch for those free shipping coupon codes, cause Disney sticks it to you with their ridiculous price of shipping.

http://disneyshopping.go.com/disney/store/Product_10002_10051_1210000_-1_13424__Play-Sets-Mickey-Mouse-Clubhouse-6-Pc.-Figurine-Set

AlamoSweets Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 11:24pm
post #15 of 19

Jayde,
You are right and I see lots of cakes decorated with the figures. I like to find the candles that are based on the theme of the party/cake and use them too. Great advice.

Jayde Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 1:02am
post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlamoSweets

Jayde,
You are right and I see lots of cakes decorated with the figures. I like to find the candles that are based on the theme of the party/cake and use them too. Great advice.




I did make a Spongebob smash cake for a friend of mine's son for his 1st birthday. I made Spongebob CT's, just because I wanted to try out CT's. icon_redface.gif I didnt charge her for the cake, we are really close, but she sent me a thank you card in the mail later with $40 in it, saying that she knew I wouldnt take money from her at the party.

I pretty much gave it back to her though, I spent most of it on a really awesome little scooter car thingy, that I knew Jay would just love. He does. It has this horn that plays 'La Cucaracha' everytime he presses it. She hates it. icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 1:14am
post #17 of 19

what are CT's? icon_confused.gif

Jayde Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 6:03pm
post #18 of 19

CT = Chocolate Transfers.

They are terribly easy to make. Color your candy melts in the colors that you need. Print out a picture MIRRORED of what you want to make the transfer of. Tape picture to a table, cover with parchment paper, tape that down as well. Pipe your melted chocolate outline first, then just flood in the rest of the colors.

Here is a picture, Patrick turned out awesome, but SB kinda had this speckly texture to him. I still dont know why he did, cause I made 2 and they both turned out like that. Go figure..
LL
LL

UltimateCakes Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 6:25pm
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayde

The way to get around the copyright thing is to use figurines instead. So say instead of Mickey Mouse beng the cake, you can make Mickey's house, and put a bunch of Mickey Mouse characters around the house.

Does that make sense?? The small figurines that they sell, are just fine to put on a cake. You just cant make the cake look like Mickey's head. I do that with Spongebob, Princesses, Cars, etc.

The Disney store in my area used to sell these sets of 3-inch-ish figures, of all of the characters in a particular movie (they have every Disney movie ever made, for the most part), for like $5, on sale. You can find them at the Disney store online now. They arent horribly expensive, and I just include them in the price of the cake. Like your cake will cost $XX + the $xx cost of the decorations. I buy in bulk and watch for those free shipping coupon codes, cause Disney sticks it to you with their ridiculous price of shipping.

http://disneyshopping.go.com/disney/store/Product_10002_10051_1210000_-1_13424__Play-Sets-Mickey-Mouse-Clubhouse-6-Pc.-Figurine-Set





That's what I did for the 3D Go Diego Go! Jungle cake. Check it out if you want! icon_biggrin.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%