Colette Peters quote. "People balk at the lowest prices." And it is soo true. You could charge $1 a slice and some people would still remind you that flour, sugar, eggs doesn't cost that much.
Stick to your guns. It's no fun working for next to nothing.
A-freakin'-men to this!!!
I've told folks, "Not everyone can afford me, and that's ok!"
One lady wanted a unique cake, involving fondant work with a special theme. When I asked her how much she was looking to spend, she hesitated and I said, "Let me just tell you that you won't find any Walmart prices with me ..... but there's no way you'd find my style of cakes at Walmart, either!" I actually have something similar posted right on my website (The Dessert Cakes page).
And to those who tell me "it's just a cake!", I reply (and yes, I HAVE said this to people), "Ohhhhhh! You'wanted "just a cake"! Walmart .... Aisle 8 .... knock yourself out!"
because keep reminding yourself .... if it's "just a cake", then they are implying just anyone can do it ... so they should have no problem doing it themselves!