LMAOOO @ researching cost of cakes???? Did she drop in from another planet?
She has some balls. Ask her in what galaxy they do business that way? Regardless, whether benefit of the doubt says, as people here have suggested, that she is researching because she thinks you're undercharging (I highly doubt that though- someone who thinks your work is worth more will say that upfront, someone who is a cheapskate will make excuses. I mean, come on, how many people would hold back praise or mentioning 'hey you did a great job, are you sure 45 is all you want to charge?'
Blood boiling indeed- ya need to march down to her office and ask her, lets see, did you think this was a garage sale where you barter price? What other businesses do you try that with? Do you go gas up your car and then go into the cashier and say, I want to haggle with you? Or go out for dinner and then when you get the bill, say, no I was at this other restaurant and they only charged me 4 dollars for their burger.'
Sorry, I know you all are trying to give benefit of the doubt- it just doesnt make sense that someone who thought she was undercharged would say what she did.
I tell ya, of all the stories Ive read in here, that one truly is the winner I think.
God I'd love to meet that woman, and see what kind of other crazy stunts she pulls lol