We just need to tell people up front that if they want a recognizable icon reproduced, we can't do it, period, unless it doesn't resemble the original at all. Great. So at a bride's princess/Disney wedding, she'll hear this: "I thought this was a Disney theme...Who are those random MICE on the cake in sweat pants, with no gloves? Who made your cake, dude? Don't they know what Mickey Mouse looks like? And who's the brunette in a green dress, in the pumpkin coach?" LOL It doesn't help that they're seeing this done ALL the time on TV, with no warning that it's not as simple as just calling up and asking for the design. Easier to just say we can't do duplications.
"Now, if I can direct your attention to this nifty sheet cake"... LOL
Does anyone know how one (like us) would go about even GETting permission to do a cake with a known icon on it? Nike swoosh? Harley bike?
When pricing cake, remember mom's advice: Try taking 150 guests in formal wedding attire to a nice restaurant for dessert, and see if you can get them all a piece of fresh, decadent, custom-designed cake for less than $4.00/sv!