Holy heck! That's gonna be one large cake!!! I personally would suggest another tier in there under the 2 existing ones decorated like the round tier. I charge $3.00 minimum per serving for fondant party cakes, so I would charge $300 at least!
I charge $5 per serving for fondant, so it would be $500. You could either make the bottom round tier large enough to feed half the servings and the octopus would make up the rest, but if it were up to me, I would much rather use 2 or 3 tiers under the octopus to make up a grand majority of the servings and the balance using the octopus. That way the octopus is not so enormous.
I would also figure out how long it will take for you to decorate it, and add it to the 3.00/slice.
You could do a 8-10-12 for 100 servings. the 8" would be lightly carved to give the round head of the lil'octopus. Or a 10 on top of a 14.. that would be 100 too. Cute cake!
For fondant I'd charge $5/serving.. so $500.00.
I was going to stay right in the middle of what you are getting replies for...$4/slice....I have to ask if it is for a wedding or b-day??? I am just trying to picture a wedding with this type of cake...it sure would be fun either way...Show us when you are done....
lol thanks for all your responses girls, this is for a babys first birthday she wants an under the water theme. what kind of pan would you use to make the ball shape body of the octopus
I'd use the ball pan if it's going to be several tiers up, but if you're going to want quite a bit of servings from the octopus shape, then I'd carve it out of several rounds.
The picture above looks like it is a carved layer, not a ball...I would stick with that otherwise it may take more work in keeping him up there...either way he is cute...
that is SO CUTE! i love the little suction cuppies!!! do post when you're done -what ever price you decide on!
It really depends on what sizes you go with. If it were me though I'd just carve the shape from a normal tier.
I'd do a combo of the ball pan and rounds. Like just use half the ball pan for the very top of the octupus and then crave the round to shape.