Thank you for the input. I just do the occasional cakes here and I didn't think that it would be the same when I ask for some of the items I need.
This one I asked for the ingredients : cake mix's ( which I tweak to with my own supplies I have in the house to make it a richer cake , unless they want scratch, which I ask for the butter....butter is about $5 here) I also asked for eggs and icing ingredients unless I have enough. I gave the fondant for free( it's 100 miles to any real store here. Our 3 stores in a radiance of 25 miles, are about the size of a good 7-11 and so you are very limited as to what you can get. Other wise it's the 100 mile treck which I had made and bought fondant and the other ingredients I use to tweak my cakes.
I see you are right, I asked $30 for making the cake and supplying my own items that I need other than that. I don't charge for my time and all.... but I guess I was. So I won't charge her anything.
I do murals here and ask for the paint and then real cheap for the work and painting it, unless it's allot of gas if it's not here in town, then I charge for gas. Last one was 20 feet by 9 feet. Paint was 200. So include the paint into the price?
Thank you again for this wake up call.