So today I got a request for a quote on one of my cakes. Its a three tier birthday cake (12", 10" & 8"). The woman had been referred from a mutual friend. Now this 'mutual friend'... I had made her wedding cake as a gift before I started my business last year. She bought the ingredients and I made the cake. She paid out around £100 ($160) for ingredients, supports, topper. I provided the base.
Anyways, I know this woman knows all of this, yet her reply told me in no uncertain terms that my quote of £105 (roughly $168) for a 3 tier cake with plenty of details...was way over her budget?!! Say what?! People around here would pay around £250-300 ($400-480) for a 3 tier wedding cake. I even gave her and option of 2 tier at £55 ($88) and I provided serving amounts so she would know just how much cake she is getting. So shes basically telling me she expected a three tier (multiple flavored) fully decorated fondant cake, delivered and set up and wasn't even willing to pay £55? As you can probably guess from the huge pointless post, I'm a little sensitive about this! I've only been in business 4 months, this the first person to question my prices, I wont back down, pointless post really but I need to vent