I've been reading past posts about copyrights and the last thing I want to do is start another vicious argument about it...
But, I need clarification.
I get the whole "just avoid it to be safe" but nearly every single customer wants their kid's cakes based off of some cartoon character.
I saw something about as long as you change 10-20% of the design, it's not infringing on the copyright.
Also, at every bakery I've worked for, we were told that we could use the character pans as long as we followed the instructions exactly. And 2 of these bakeries have been open for over 50 years, with no incident.
I am getting ready to open my own bakery in 2 weeks and I need to have a concrete answer, please.