College Mascot Edible Image Allowed?

Decorating By Swede-cakes Updated 22 Apr 2011 , 2:31am by Swede-cakes

Swede-cakes Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 11:37pm
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My cousin is graduating from college and I wanted to create a cake for him with the mascot image on it. I was told at the local grocery that they can't do the edible image for me. I told them it's just for personal consumption and she wouldn't budge. So college mascots are copyrighted too, I guess? I think the mascot image is just not something I want to do a FBT for b/c of the small details.

Does anyone know of a place that legally offers edible images for various colleges?


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jason_kraft Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 12:35am
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If you contact the college you should be able to obtain a letter giving you permission to use the mascot's image on the cake, especially considering that it's for personal consumption only. Take this letter to the grocery store (you may have to talk to the store manager) and see what they say.

Another option would be going through this site:

leah_s Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 1:18am
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Lots of my groom's want a college mascot on their cake, and yes they are definitely copyrighted. I require the groom to write to the school's PR department and ask for a "one use permission." I've never had anyone refused. The groom forwards the permission email to me and then I can take that to the cake store along with a picture for them to run the image.

Swede-cakes Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 2:31am
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Thanks Jason and Leah. That definitely steers me in the right direction. I appreciate your help!

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