Yes and no. Am I able to make just about any design? Probably. Am I allowed to? Not necessarily. Here are my limitations:
- Copyright laws. Many companies (Disney, for example) have copyrights. Because of this, I am not allowed to, say, create a full fondant figure of Mickey Mouse. This is copyright infringement. However, in this scenario, we can acquire a toy of Mickey Mouse that is distributed by a company that is licensed to sell it (i.e. it’s not a cheap knock off version) and put it on your cake. Or we can acquire a licensed edible Mickey Mouse or Mickey Mouse image (Disney has licensed retailers who sell edible decorations especially for cakes and cookies). Or I can create a cake with generic black circles that look kinda like Mickey Mouse’s ears and match seamlessly with your party’s theme, but don’t break the law.
- Replicas. I highly encourage you to show me pictures of other cakes that you like (gives me an idea of what you want); however, I can’t replicate another’s cake artwork exactly (legal stuff). I can make it almost completely identical, but I do need to tweak it (even if slightly) so that it becomes my own artwork.
- Equipment or supplies. Some designs I can’t make because of a lack of certain equipment or supplies (although, to be honest, an order is often my excuse to buy more equipment or supplies, so bring it on!).
- Conscience. There are certain designs I won’t make, not due to lack of equipment or because it’s illegal, but due to my character. For example, I will not do R or X rated cakes.
Most designs I can and will do. If I do have any limitations for what you want done, I’ll let you know!