Originally Posted by all4cake
I just reread the OP and I don't get it (the aunt that is)!
She was willing to give you $45 for a two tier and get sheet cakes from Wal~Mart to make up the difference which would wind up costing her more than the $100 that you were willing to make the 3 tier for. Now, she's willing to fork out money to Wal~Mart for sheet cakes...again which will cost more than $100...to keep from paying you to make a beautiful 3 tier wedding cake. That just does NOT make sense. I'd much rather give $100 to a family member for work over paying $$ to Wal~Mart!
I agree with this! And why is it that we have to do THEM the favor by giving them a discount? Why wouldn't they do US the favor by giving us the business? Her Walmart plan maybe would have saved her $10 but she wasn't willing to give it to you?! Uhhhg!
I hate this topic because I SO need to get a backbone when it comes to pricing. I think on July 1st I'm going to raise my prices. I just can't decide how much! And, I hate the thought that I'm charging $35 for a birthday cake now, but for their next birthday, I'll probably charge $60-70...I know, I know, I should have charged enough from the get-go!