The Cake Copyright Is A Lie; Safeway Just Doesn't Want To Be Mocked

Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 14, 2012 5:26 AM EDT
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A few folks have sent in this story on the blog of the wonderful (and super popular) site Cake Wrecks, which (as the name suggests) highlights hilariously bad cake designs, supposedly done by "professionals." Not surprisingly, the site is well known among those who wield cake decorating bags. However, some do not appreciate the wonders of such a site... especially when it features their own cakes. Cake Wrecks recently put up a blog post in which it reveals that at least one Safeway (a part of the giant supermarket chain) has apparently told its bakery that there is a "no photography" rule, officially set up to avoid having its cakes show up on the site -- though, they're using copyright as their excuse..

So it is easier to claim that their cakes are copyright protected than to just make cakes that look decent? Now that's funny. - Scott

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