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bluedaisies - I feel for you. I can't tell you how often I have conversations with people about copyrighted characters, and I don't sell any cakes.

As far as the tutorials/contests, I think it's a slippery slope, especially for people who don't fully understand copyright law. Copyright protects the image/design from reproduction in any form, it is not contingent upon selling the item or if a profit is made.