Like many decorators, I get calls or emails about doing a Minnie Mouse cake or Monster High cake (most recent request). So far, (since asking many months ago about this topic) I have politely explained that I don't do any cakes that could be in violation of copyright. It still makes me wonder, how are so many people doing these cakes and getting away with it?
I have some questions for those that make cakes that are in violation of copyright laws. There are so many on this site (with varying degrees of talent) and on the Facebook pages of those that I follow, that I wanted to ask why you do them. I know that all of those cakes aren't just for people you know (I've seen some, like Pink Cake Box's Hat in the Cat who say the cake was a gift and not for sale). Basically, what is your thought process? Do you think that you aren't going to get caught or that if you do, it won't be a large fine? Is it more, "well everyone else is doing it"?
I really hope my post wasn't rude or disrespectful. Many of my favorite decorators on here have made Disney cakes and I want to be able to some how justify doing one if I want for a friend or family member. My sister has already mentioned wanting a Clubhouse Disney themed cake for her daughter's birthday and I did do an Angry Birds cake for my niece's birthday.