Originally Posted by JGMB
I have them write their check payable to my favorite charity -- our local food pantry where I volunteer.
I'm on track this year to make about $5500 dollars toward the charity, which will buy a LOT of food for those in need.
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give
I sincerely praise you JGMB for giving charity to your local food bank, by your volunteer work there and by offering you cake baking/decorating talents to contributing additional funds for them.
However in my humble opinion I believe that you should value your work and quote your cakes what they are really worth and not undercharge. Otherwise it feels like you are providing charity to the customer who by being interested in fancy cakes probably is not in need of aid.
That being said I will confess that I have been inspired by you!
Good luck and keep it up