I was asked to make a 2 tiered wedding cake for a friend of a friend. She wanted it to serve 50-75 people so I was thinking maybe a 12" and a 9". Wanted fondant and roses (not sure if she wanted fresh or gumpaste roses) and delivered (not far, maybe 20-25 minutes from here). So I quoted her $300.00. I didn't get a response for a couple of days until today when she emailed me to say that even though my price is reasonable, it's just not in her budget. "Old me" would have probably emailed her back and lowered the price..."new me" is thinking I'm not going to lower the price because she can't afford it!!!! I have bent over backwards for such a long time now for people, but I'm not going to take it anymore!!!! My time is too valuable. I feel good walking away without feeling guilty! I'm not taking it personally. I think I have finally reached a milestone.
Oh good for you! Finally we cake people are getting what we deserve.
It's the only way you won't start to resent something that you probably love to do. Good for you!
good for you for not backing down. I totally understand the whole second guessing thing. stay strong.
I can totally relate. I remember the time I hit that same milestone and it felt great!
Great job Marina! and you for sure did right by not lowering your price. your work is beautiful.
Good for you!!! On the same note, when I delivered a cake this weekend to a woman I work for, she gave me a $25 tip and said, "For heavens sake, start charging people what your cakes are worth, would ya'?" I thanked her profusely for that vote of confidence (and for her generosity). I'm taking her at her word. Those kinds of comments always give me the confidence I need to hold firm.