Hi, I was asked to do a cake with the theme as Toy Story and I told the client that I can't do any characters do to copyright issues, but I just can't seem to think of what to do to the cake to give it a wow factor or to make it look like Toy Story without using the characters, I looked in the search and didn't really find any cakes that didn't have a character, I was going to purchase Woody which is the character which is the little boys favorite but they were out. The cake will be a 10 inch round. I almost just want to say go to walmart cuz I don't think I will give what they want, since it is a character cake. Any help would be great!
While not a round cake, as I was reading your post I was thinking about a toy chest with toys.
I don't really think this is what you are looking for since you said the cake will be a 10inch round. I had saved this picture a while back as I loved the cupcakes and how they tied into the theme. You could always have the client purchase the toys and place them on afterwards...
I have seen a lot of Toy Story cakes here on CC. Many of the cakers are dong the Toy Story Bed.
If you don't want to do the characters, why not just do the bed, with Woody's cowboy boots sticking out from beneath the bed? Like Woody got left under the bed?
Also..doesn't something become public domain after 'X' amount of years?
Are there copyrights on an 'Etch'o'sketch'? Or a Mr. Potato head?
Just a thought, not necessarily a good one...
Maybe you could recreate the bed & the wood floor with woody's boots on the floor by the bed & his hat & other signature items on the bed.
I don't know if you're writing out Happy Birthday..but if you are you can make it look like the logo.
There are many stacked cakes that are based on toy story... may be you could do the favorite character of the b-day person. Check out my pic that I did for a buzz lightyear/halloween party. May be you can do something similar.
Doesn't Luck's have a kit for Toy Story?
I think something loke this but in set off the two characters you cuoul put like the boots, the hat, a shuttle or any thing that you know is recognice on that character
I have seen many cakes on CC that use pattern to convey the Toy Story theme w/o using the actual characters. A tier of cow-print topped by a tier of yellow-red plaid for Woody, white cake w/purple/green accents for Buzz. Blue w/green stripes for the little alien guys.
EDIT: Here's the cake that came to mind. It is for a girl so it represents Jessie w/o a character:
The Disney store sells a set of character toys that are the perfect size for use on a cake. The client can pick those up and put them on the cake for you after it is delivered/picked-up.
I had put together a toy story design for a customer previously who later decided it was more than they wanted to spend, but I digress. My plan was to do a 2 tier cake with the yellow & red neckerchief that Woody wears draped over the side of the top tier & a molded woody hat & sherrifs badge on top, on the bottom tier I was going to make planets & stars in the same colors as Buzz and do the inscription ia a font to replicate the toy story logo.
I just did a Toy Story cake for this past weekend. It's the last one I uploaded in my photos. Like everyone else, I did the bed but I didn't put any Toy Story logo on it. The only thing that would tell someone it was from Toy Story would be the two character on the bed which the customer put on himself as they were his daughters toys. You don't have to use the characters.
Just make a 10" cowboy hat.
Toy Story has a lot a bright colors & many toys other than the main characters. I made a cake with cupcakes recently with this theme & found a lot of toys in the movie other than the stars. With a 10", I picture a wood base with the cake covered to look like the wall...blue sky, white clouds, white wood trimming up the wall (can't think of the name), then decorate the top with a few of the toys: ABC cubes with the kids name & a few tinker toy or log/wooden building blocks that are generic...think bright and colorful.