Don't take it to heart I have family who don't even ask me to make cakes for birthdays etc,,,and they're free!(and taste better to boot) I have been told that they prefer I take part in the celebration without having to work to be included. Perhaps that's the reason. Whatever it is, don't worry about it, You know your work is worthy, it's their loss if they miss the opportunity to sample the GOODS!! Take care, and chin up.Happy Holidays and God Bless."searge"