A potential client wants me to make her wedding cake in December. The problem is, the wedding reception will be held 182 miles away (about 3.5 hours by car, if I don't hit bad traffic). She has in mind a 3-tier (10", 8", 6") cake, white fondant, satin ribbon border at the base, and decorated with 2 large flowers accompanied by smaller flowers. Relatively simple.
I told her it's possible for me to deliver however I would have to charge to cover petrol (gas), toll and of course, my time. i.e., the delivery service won't come cheap. She understands that, but before I give her a quote I wanted to ask if any of you have experience delivering a cake that far. I was thinking of boxing all the tiers and decorative items separately, then stack and decorate on-site. Is this feasible, or should I scrap the idea?
If you're wondering (I did) why she doesn't just order her cake from a baker/bakery where the reception will be held, I think it's because she lives in KL (where I am) and doesn't have any contacts/referrals there. She's a friend of a friend, for whom I made wedding cupcakes last year.
Appreciate any thoughts or advice.