Character Cakes Pans And The Law

Decorating By Yankie Updated 4 Sep 2010 , 6:40pm by 7yyrt

Yankie Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 4:02pm
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I know is illegal to sell character cakes, but if you paint a character on a cake is that still illegal. I see alot of cakes on here made with the character pans, or just painted on them...im wondering how is this handled.

Has anyone ever been sued or warned about selling these cakes?

I just read that if you are a legal baker you can buy the cake decorator kits with the characters and you are allow to sell them...it only specifies KITS not the pans...is this correct?

thanks!!

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ambermbauman Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 4:33pm
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You can buy the kits and sell them. Most people know about the character pans not being legal, and yes, a lot of people think it's ok to just draw Mickey Mouse or make him out of fondant, but that's illegal too. I was told that you could purchase a toy and put it on a cake, because the company, like Disney, is still making money from it. If you simply drew him on the cake, they're not making any money from their product.

7yyrt Posted 4 Sep 2010 , 6:40pm
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You make them as a present for friends and family ONLY.

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