I am a hobbyist. I offered to make a baby shower cake for free (since I'm a hobbyist and all my cakes are free) for someone I know whose wife helped me out once. I designed the cake and told them to let me know how many guests they'd be expecting.
She emailed me yesterday to tell me that they are expecting 100 people and that my cake will be the only dessert (and I'm thinking that it's possibly the only food as well). Oh and it's next Sunday.
I am floored. I did offer so I can't back out, but I am no professional and was not expecting to have to feed a crowd so large. I was looking at what sizes the tiers would have to be and they would be 12", 9", and 6" to get 100 servings. I have never made a cake that large before and I'm cringing about everything (transport, costs, etc).
I was thinking about maybe making the cake as I wanted to (10", 8") and then add in an undecorated sheet cake to make up the servings.
What should I do? I am seriously kicking myself for making the offer. Suggestions, thoughts, kind words?