Thanks so much everyone .. sorry for taking awhile to get back to your comments.. I was without electricity here for almost an hour .. the joys of rural co-op's
Well, I'm feeling better about it now .. and you are all right.. a person shouldn't lower their prices to try and get a sell ... the last cake I sold also was a 12 x 18" covered with fondant and I charged her $65 for that one .. I spent 4 hours decorating it ... that doesn't include the baking time and applying 2 layers of buttercream on it .. so speciality cakes, you're right traci.. I think everyone on here does those .. because we put our heart and souls into these cakes .. that's what makes them so special ... and you cannot find those at a places like Sam's and WalMart
which reminds me, my sister got asked to do a wedding cake .. she's decided she won't do anymore of them because she carpal tunnel in her hands really bad ... anyway, she gave them my telephone number .. this girl almost needs a wheel barrow to care the ring she wears around .. it's huge!!! but she's like the lady that called me this evening .. CHEAP!! lol .. she ordered her cake from Albertson's; a chain grocery store ... she paid $200 for it .. now they do not deliver and this is a 3 tiered cake on pillars .. I was told they give you the pillars and the cakes on plates and you have to assemble it ... I would have charged her about $300 for the cake, delivered it and set it up .. but some people just feel cheaper is better ...
again, thanks to all of you for your support .. I do feel better now about all of this .. and you're right, we don't need to lower our prices or our dignity to get a cake sell .. we work too hard to do that