This so hit's a nerve with me tonight!!
Just today at work I was asked by one of my coworkes if I would make her wedding cake. I was thrilled, but at the same time a little nervous since it would be my first "paying" wedding cake. Anyway, I course said " I would love to, what do you have in mind, how many people, etc. etc." She says " Well, I want this cake.", shows me a VERY complicated cake that was HUGE and then tacks on " it needs to feed 450, and I told my fiance you would probably do it for $150 - $200." I then did this
!!! I said "You're kidding, right? There's no way i could do it for that much." So she replies "Why not, it's not like you're a professional pastry chef or something." I then walked away because I don't believe in violence in the work place.....
I could not BELIEVE the nerve!! Sure, I'm new to all this, but DAYAM, how insulting!!
I, too, did LOTS of free cakes and then got snubbed when I didn't offer, only to find some crappy wally world cake at the party. GRRR!!
sorry to ramble - just irritated me!!