The brief also effused that “the art behind a cake is simply sheer beauty” and appeals to all senses, lamenting that “technology does not yet permit the filing of a brief that enables touch, taste, and smell.”

Some of the cakes made by his clients have ended up in museums, Young wrote, and “thousands and thousands” of copyrights relate to cake design, according to the brief. It also cites the growing popular interest in cake creation, citing cable shows like “Cake Boss” and “Ace of Cakes.”

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