Originally Posted by debidehm
My sister didn't even pay for the ingredients! Needless to say, this won't happen again!! She or anyone else wants a cake, they're paying for it in advance!
When doing cakes (or any baked goods) most people do not think about ingredient costs or time involved. And the assumption, from most family members and friends, is that they are sure lucky to know someone who can do these items free.
If you want to be reimbursed for ingredients or paid for your completed products, you must
be explicit before you agree. Otherwise you'll feel taken advantage of while they're simply thinking, "Oh, goody, another wonderful cake to wow my circle of friends/coworkers!"