I Didn't Know It Was Illegal To Make "character" C

Decorating By cakification Updated 1 Apr 2011 , 5:37pm by cakification

cakification Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 5:23pm
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I'm just a beginner, and i don't sell my cakes I just make them for friends and family, and just for fun.. But i've only just started to learn that making character cakes is illegal? I didn't know that..
So for example, I have made a "stimpy" cake, ( from ren & stimpy ), and star wars cupcakes, and various cakes using the Wilton pans... Are these considered illegal even if I don't sell them for money?

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JanH Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 5:24pm
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Moving to the Cake Decorating forum.

sweetflowers Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 5:28pm
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The character pans Wilton sells are legal for home use. You can't sell a cake made from those but you can certainly make the cake for your family. For re-creating the other characters, I can't say for sure, but if you aren't selling them, not even for cost, then I can't imagine why the copyright holder would come after you or how they would even know you did a cake with their creations.

cakification Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by sweetflowers

The character pans Wilton sells are legal for home use. You can't sell a cake made from those but you can certainly make the cake for your family. For re-creating the other characters, I can't say for sure, but if you aren't selling them, not even for cost, then I can't imagine why the copyright holder would come after you or how they would even know you did a cake with their creations.




Thank you, that's what I was thinking.. Im just making these things things for my kids or my family, I dont really see how anyone could have a problem with that.. Its not like I'm making money off their designs.

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