Originally Posted by ravnmommy
Yes she is paying me for the cake, yes she has already paid a deposit. As for pricing, I'm charging her $2 per serving for a 200 serving cake, 4 tiered, covered in fondant with branches and gum paste flowers all over one side from top to bottom. That is a lot of time and effort on the flowers alone. I know that I shouldn't have to justify my pricing as I'm giving her a deal anyway since she is a coworker, the biggest problem for me is how to tell her no, without causing a tense work environment.
Hmmm, first I was pissed at her & her attitude, now I'm also mad (in the kindest way!) at you for giving her this cake, because at $2 per serving, that's what you are doing girl! For a start, I really think you need to go back and do the math on your ingredients. Even if you were making this cake with just box mixes and cheap crisco frosting, it would cost you more than $30 for a cake for 200
! The fondant to cover this cake is probably going to cost you more than that alone! Now factor in the cake ingredients, frosting ingredients, boards, boxes, utilities, gas, consumables etc, etc, and I would put a price tag for your 'supplies' as being nearer the $150 mark! If she bought this cake from me, she would be paying at least $6.50 per slice for the design you have described - $1300 PLUS delivery. Tell her to put that in her pipe & smoke it - geez!