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How much would you charge for this cake?

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The cake that is my profile picture. All fondant over buttercream. Thanks!
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Nobody is replying to this because the subject has been beat to death.

 

It's all relative to where you are located, how much your ingredients cost, labor, etc.

 

Put it in the search bar and you will find a million posts on the subject.

 

Good luck!

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Ohhh ok. I'm still new to all this. Everyone keeps telling me I'm not charging enough. Thank you!
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Well not only that, but you didn't say how many it served, what it's made with (premium ingredients or cheaper stuff), etc., etc. Way too much to guess at.

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Well not only that, but you didn't say how many it served, what it's made with (premium ingredients or cheaper stuff), etc., etc. Way too much to guess at.


Yes...that, too!  Important stuff!

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post #8 of 22

Don't forget Costumeczar's advice a few months ago about copyright (for example, your Disney cake that you're asking about now). :)

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Don't forget Costumeczar's advice a few months ago about copyright (for example, your Disney cake that you're asking about now). :)

Not sure what advice it was other than don't sell Disney cakes unless you paid the thousands for their licenses that they require. So for how much that particular cake would cost the answer would be "nothing" unless you have that license.

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Not sure what advice it was other than don't sell Disney cakes unless you paid the thousands for their licenses that they require. So for how much that particular cake would cost the answer would be "nothing" unless you have that license.

Had to laugh at this as I don't do copyrighted cakes either (or at least haven't for many, many years since I came to know that it was illegal!). 

 

It didn't even occur to me to put that in the advice...I was so focused on the question, rather than the picture.

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I'm so confused. I know I'm not allowed to use a character pan & sell cakes made from them. Which is fine with me because I personally think they're ugly. But I'm not allowed to hand sculpt something like a Mickey Mouse that I made from beginning myself without using any of Disney's products? There's tons of mickey mouse cakes like mine all over Cake Central & online. So all of those people are breaking a law? Maybe it's fine if you aren't using any of Disney's products. But that doesn't make sense either because plenty of cake supply stores sell Disney cake kit toppers. So maybe it only applies to the character shaped pans??

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And BeesKnees578 has an album titled Disney Cakes which has a Mickey Mouse clubhouse cake so she/he is breaking the law too or it's okay to make them ourselves like we did?

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If you make a cake for yourself... say in your own home for your own family and don't sell it or make money from it... in theory it is okay...

 

Using images from any copyright without permission is illegal...

 

The kits you find are licensed to be used as instructed...

 

Here are a few links for other copyright topics here in cake central:

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/689728/warning-about-licensed-characters-and-copyrighted-material

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/749268/copyright-infringement-for-cake-decorations

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/755664/for-those-that-sell-disney-hello-kitty-and-other-copyrighted-cakes

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/740378/copyright-laws-questions

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/767171/copyright-infringement-on-candy-bar-themed-cakes

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Disney is copyrighted.  You cannot recreate the characters by hand.  It is illegal to sell a cake with copyrighted characters on it.

 

The fact that there are a million cakes with Disney (or Nick Jr. or PBS) characters on the internet does not matter.  You have no idea which ones were sold and which ones were made for free for a son, daughter, nephew, niece, friend, etc. 

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