I am still relatively new at this, but have been contacted about making a wedding cake. It is to feed 70-80 people (she sent a pic) so it would be square 6"-8"-10"(which feeds 82 without using the top cake). It is fondant covered (and she wants either vanilla and/oe chocolate or maybe red velvet). It is a semi-simple design with buttercream & small fondant flowers. Plus--she also wants a small chocolate cheesecake TO MATCH the wedding cake . (Don't know the best way to match it to the wedding cake--any ideas????) And ANY help with pricing for this would be greatly appreciated!!
first you'll need to figure out your cost for making all of the recipes, and your boards/dowels/etc... Then figure your approximate time to buy ingredients, bake the cake, clean up, and decorate, take this approximate time times the dollar per hour you want to make. Then you'll want to add in overheads such as cost and electricity. Then add in some money for profit. Once you've come up with your total price then divide it by the total number of servings to get your price per serving.
I would tell you what i charge, but it's really irrevelant since i'm so far away from you, and in a different country, but above is the best way to figure out your prices.
You can then call some local bakeries to see if you're competitive, to high or to low.