From Wikipedia:

Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator (e.g. the photographer of a photograph or the author of a book) to receive compensation for their intellectual effort.”

We would love to replicate any and every design, logo, or character but we are faced with difficult realities regarding copyrights.  We wish we could make that extra special cake for your son with Minecraft.  Or, maybe it’s for your recent college graduate from Florida State.  But without a “One-time Use” permission, we cannot replicate their work.  You have to understand this is very tough for us as we want to make you that cake.  Infringement is a real thing, and stiff penalties can follow.  As a small business, making custom cakes is a great part of our business.  Unfortunately, we are limited to what we can and cannot put onto our works of art.  These companies, schools and artist are only protecting their intellectual property.  Email, call or write them – see if you can get a “One-time Use” permission sent to us and we will be more than happy to recreate their artwork on your cake, cookies or cupcakes!

We have started a list of copyrights that we do NOT have permission to use.  There are many reasons why we do not have the correct licensing that can include:  Permissions not available, permissions are cost prohibitive, permissions are too difficult to obtain, etc…  Below is a list of copyrights that we will not be able to reproduce:

 

  • Brands:
    Including, but not limited to:  Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, McDonald’s, General Electric, Samsung, Toyota, Ford, GM, BMW, NIKE, Facebook, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Hersey, Louis Vuitton, etc…
  • Sporting:
    Including, but not limited to:  NBA (Bulls, Heat, Celtics, etc…), NFL (Seahawks, 49ers, Bears, etc…), NHL (Maple Leafs, Bruins, Red Wings, etc…), PGA, NASCAR, IndyCar, NCAA (Ohio State, USC, Michigan, etc…), etc…
  • Television Shows / Movies:
    Including, but not limited to:  CBS, ABC, FOX, ESPN, HBO, Cinnemax, Disney, Dr. Seuss, The Office, 24, Lost, Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Friends, Sons of Anarchy, Gotham, The Big Bang Theory, Orange is the New Black, Homeland, Supernatural, Sherlock, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, House of Cards, Criminal Minds, The Wire, NCIS, Glee, etc…
  • Photos or works of art:
    Including, but not limited to:  Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Statue of David, The Thinker, Starry Night, The Persistence of Memory, etc…
  • Video Game Consoles and Characters:
    Including, but not limited to:  Nintendo, XBox, Playstation, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Tetris, Metal Gear, Donkey Kong, Halo, Final Fantasy, etc…

 

 

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright