I have been asked to make a train cake that serves about 120 people that I will need to carve. How do I start? How do I charge? lol
Well I would start with cakes baked in loaf pans and use a denser cake recipe. If you add the cake mix extender to most mixes, you will get a denser cake, then you can freeze them before carving.
I would charge by the serving. Probably a minimum of $2.00 a serving for all the detail you will need to put into it. I see alot of fondant accessories.
If you search semi- trucks in the photo gallery, you will see some interesting support systems that make them look as if they are totally off the ground. You will also need a large board. Either your train will be going around on a circle track or you will need a really long board.
D in az
What you charge is going to be determined by where you live and the cost of ingredients in your area.
A little more information is needed before we can make any suggestions.