Of course there is nothing to doing a box cake. Pan spray, eggs, oil, water, the pans in the oven, the cooling racks, the saran wrap, refridgerator, canned icing of course, bags, tips, couplers, and I do suppose I should have towels and cleaning products for all of it. Yes, I can do your cake for 25 cents a person. My family really doesn't eat much, I will just take it out of the family budget. Yea, I am so poor doing cakes for all my "dear" friends and family I may have to look into food stamps to feed them. I know, I know, I should really charge what the cakes costs and all but you, my "dear' friend only want to pay me the 99 cents for a box of cake.
Just got a call for an impromtu wedding (sure, she is not preggers, just gained a bump
) They are not in a position to pay more than $75 for a cake. They want all the bells and whistles. They will be having a full sit down dinner, a church full of flowers with the isle long floral arch, cathedral length train on the lightly beaded Swartzki crystal gown, 6 attendants and about 300 guests. They have managed that much planning and finances in 2 weeks but only $75 for the cake! I wished them luck and asked where they were registered! No, I will not do the cake.
Sorry to vent but seriously, when did cake decorators get the rep that we want to lose money making peoples cake because we are "cheap"????