Oh my gosh, I just shot this email off to someone who emailed me to let me know she'd found someone to do my design for half the price:
I hope I don't sound bitter or angry - the point is just to educate. The sole source of income for my household is my cake business - I don't have the luxury of undercharging, so I do admit the situation annoys me. Customers generally have no clue the amount of work that goes into these cakes and don't understand why they are so expensive. Anyway, if you read this far, thanks.