I just took an order for a carved cake - the recipient of the cake owns a couple of Dunkin Donut franchises, and the roommate who is ordering the cake would like the cake in the shape of a donut. He only needs it for 10 people.
Now, I'm thinking if I start out with a 10" bundt cake and then carve to the correct shape, that's a start. Ice in bc, then ganache glaze over top, and some MMF or candy clay sprinkles to round it off.
How much would you charge for that?
Flavors will be dark chocolate cake with raspberry-rum filling.
Maybe you should see how long it takes before you decide. Sometimes that's the best estimate of what to charge - at least it is for me.
Unless you're making a practice version, it's not really practical to wait until you make it to give the customer a price. "Oh, and by the way, this took me 6 hours. $200, please!"
Bundt cakes I usually figure at 16 servings, and this one will be carved. Depending on your usual prices and your market, I'd say $4-$5 serving.
Would it make it real easy if you just made a regular 10" cake, and cut out the middle? Round off the top edge, and your done. That way I wouldn't charge much more than your regular prices.