I am in Central, Canada, and I woud charge base price 1100 assuming all flavors are standard. I still consider myself as an amateur but I KNOW my limits. How does a decorator not know your own limits! So frustrating!!! 2 years ago if someone asked me to do this cake, I would have simply said, "Hey I am not that good I can absolutely do a cake for you, but I cannot do that, would be interested in a cake like this(different, more basic style)" and believe me, I have said no, many times., or asked them to change the design to something I can do, and something they will be pleased with. f someone were to ask me to do a cake like this now, I would be confident enough to do it.
To me, "said decorator" as an extreme case of foolish pride. If you can't do it, there is NO harm/shame in saying no! Know your limits, respect them, push yourself and SOMEDAY you will get there. People will respect that, they will NOT respect that cake. People talk, say goodbye to your wedding cake career. My god.
I will be keeping an eye on cakewrecks, this surely is a candidate! lol