Spiderman...with Gigantic Head?....

Decorating By jennifercullen Updated 2 Aug 2011 , 8:16pm by Crazboutcakes

jennifercullen Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 5:07pm
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So, I kinda promised my son I'd make him this for his 5th birthday:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2150/2242102218_57ca13f9c1.jpg

Luckily, as a 5 year old, he wont notice much difference between that and my attempt I'm hoping icon_rolleyes.gif

Anyway, The person who made that cake said she used a mannequin head for the head but she could only get a female one which took a lot of building up. I decided to go and buy a mans head because I'd never build it up right and it would just look silly, but now my head has arrived I'm wondering what to do as it is massive! and I mean bigger than the average human head I'm positive. Here's a picture to show you the difference between the man and the woman heads I found on ebay..

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqR,!h4E4p8N)eiyBOLegCChmw~~_12.JPG

You can tell theres quite a difference... do you think I'm gonna have to buy the woman head and just bite the bullet and TRY to make it look like a man head?? I dont know what to do with it... Although I'm sure my son wouldn't mind I'd be a bit embarrassed if it looked ridiculously out of proportion for his party!

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Crazboutcakes Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 5:32pm
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I saw this one too and it to me seems like the face on this post is more manley too, but please what ever you do change the eyes...lol.. don't use it in the picture. But anyway I think that once you get fondant on it it would be fine just make sure you componsate for the larger head with cake shoulders to match, make sence? I think it will look fine. icon_smile.gif HTH

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lleescarolinacakesandconfections/3501443307/

jennifercullen Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 8:30pm
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Lol, I see what you mean! I think it will just have to look like a slightly bigger than life spiderman...haha. hopefully it will turn out ok!

BabyGerald Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 8:38pm
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What a cool project! Best of luck. icon_smile.gif

I must ask... is there a copyright infringement fear when one attempts a cake like this?
I know the cake isn't to be sold, but it's my understanding from other legal discussions on this forum that whether the cake is sold or not has no bearing on whether copyright infringement occurs.

I ask out of deep fear that I'll never be allowed to make a superhero cake! (Or any sweet, pop culture-reference cake, for that matter.)

Just wondering...

BabyGerald Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 8:38pm
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What a cool project! Best of luck. icon_smile.gif

I must ask... is there a copyright infringement fear when one attempts a cake like this?
I know the cake isn't to be sold, but it's my understanding from other legal discussions on this forum that whether the cake is sold or not has no bearing on whether copyright infringement occurs.

I ask out of deep fear that I'll never be allowed to make a superhero cake! (Or any sweet, pop culture-reference cake, for that matter.)

Just wondering...

BabyGerald Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 8:39pm
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What a cool project! Best of luck. icon_smile.gif

I must ask... is there a copyright infringement fear when one attempts a cake like this?
I know the cake isn't to be sold, but it's my understanding from other legal discussions on this forum that whether the cake is sold or not has no bearing on whether copyright infringement occurs.

I ask out of deep fear that I'll never be allowed to make a superhero cake! (Or any sweet, pop culture-reference cake, for that matter.)

Just wondering...

BabyGerald Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 9:01pm
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What a cool project! Best of luck. icon_smile.gif

I must ask... is there a copyright infringement fear when one attempts a cake like this?
I know the cake isn't to be sold, but it's my understanding from other legal discussions on this forum that whether the cake is sold or not has no bearing on whether copyright infringement occurs.

I ask out of deep fear that I'll never be allowed to make a superhero cake! (Or any sweet, pop culture-reference cake, for that matter.)

Just wondering...

BabyGerald Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 9:04pm
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Woah!! Sorry about the multiple postings - I kept getting error messages from the site about my response not posting - and then I see this!

Yoinks! icon_eek.gif
Please forgive... icon_redface.gif

Crazboutcakes Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 10:40pm
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I know that it is an infringement if you are making and profitting from what ever, (cake, sketch what ever) I don't think it is an issue, if it is it's my ignurance I guess.

Kiddiekakes Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 10:59pm
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I made my 3D Spiderman head with a regular mannequin foam wig head..It turned out fine...

jennifercullen Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 7:36am
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I have no idea about the copyright, however I just look at it like there are hundreds of cakes with the theme online, so if none of those have been sued over the 10 years since the movie came out then I don't think I will be lol. I made a gorjuss cake recently and as there were no other cakes with the theme when I googled it I emailed them to ask for permission, if they'd said no I probably would have still made it but not posted it on the internet. I don't see why they should bother anyway, with cakes its not like you are reproducing something they make, around here I can't buy a spiderman cake in the shops, but even if I could I wouldn't be buying it lol. I'd rather have a plain cake than a supermarket one.

esangston Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 7:47am
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they sell a cake pan so that you can make spiderman and there isnt a copyright notice about reproduction on it. So why would it matter if you take the idea into your own hands?? Even if you were to sell it, maybe theres some kind of clause in the copyright that you can sue over something made of food lol.

Besides if your child is like mine... when they ask for a cake, they own just about EVERYTHING that has ever come out so i think i've payed my dues (and probably yours when it comes to spiderman) to make a cake lol

arianka Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 8:42am
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may be this link a liitle bit help you
http://www.lovelytutorials.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2111

solascakes Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 10:33am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I made my 3D Spiderman head with a regular mannequin foam wig head..It turned out fine...




me too

FlourPots Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 10:55am
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jennifercullen Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 12:55pm
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Thanks for the links, I have had a quick look but will have a better one on my laptop later! I'm rather excited actually.

Crazboutcakes Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 8:16pm
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Arianka thank you so much for sharing these tutorials

http://www.lovelytutorials.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2513

they are great have been sitting all day hehehe just learning new things it is great thanks so much icon_smile.gif

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