how can you create cakes with license characters on them legally? i heard that you can get fined?? how do bakeries do them?
1. They buy a "kit" (decopac) and use that.
2. They buy a ready made toy and add it to a created "background" cake.
3. They contact the license holder and get permission.
4. They do what they want, no license, no permission and hope they don't get caught or say,"Who would sue little 'ol me?"
I was speaking with a gal who knows the copyright laws. If you do Not follow what they advise for said kit from DecoPac or BakeryCraft, and you are caught, its a $50,000 fine, possibly if you are not out of your own home, getting fired, and the business you had been working for shut down. Its safest to just follow the copyright laws than risk the possible fine. Even if its pictures on cakes, Get the copyright release from the photographer first. More to times than I can count I have had to turn people away cause I couldn't change even the color of the border on a kit I was doing.