Hobbyist baker's pricing structure for custom cakes sparks family feud

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When a hobbyist baker charged commission fees for custom cakes, her family members became upset. The baker, who also works full-time in engineering consulting, created a pricing structure that reflects the cost of her time and effort. Despite her reasonable explanation, her aunt and cousin were outraged at the prices and accused her of taking advantage of people. The baker wonders if she is in the wrong. Is she justified in setting her prices, or is she being unreasonable?

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The cake pricing debate heats up among entitled customers 🍰

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Baker's new pricing structure causing family feud 🎂💰

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Baker's pricing structure sparks family feud 💰🎂

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Baker's pricing policy causes family feud over cake costs.

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Custom cake baking starting at $450 (3-hour minimum) 🎂

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Last minute orders cost a pretty penny 💰

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Baker's commission rates turn away potential customers 😕

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Hobbyist baker's pricing irks aunt; claims better cakes at bakery 🎂

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Grandma suggests bakery after family feud over custom cakes 🎂

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Baker defends high prices, sparks family feud over custom cakes 🎂

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Family feud over hobbyist baker's custom cake pricing for kids party.

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When a grocery store cake just won't cut it 🎂

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Baker's pricing sparks feud over custom cake for kid's party 🎂

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Hobbyist baker sparks family feud over cake pricing 💰🎂

A hobbyist engineer turned baker's pricing structure for custom cakes has caused a family feud. The baker, who only makes cakes as a hobby, has started charging commission rates for special requests to compensate for the time spent away from their full-time engineering job. While most people have declined once they hear the pricing breakdown, two family members have expressed frustration and called the prices 'absurd' and 'horrible'. The baker has defended their prices, stating that they are structured around making it worth their time and effort. Is the baker taking advantage or are the family members being unreasonable? Let's take a look at the arguments in the comments.

Family demands custom cake but complains about price. NTA wins.

SkepticalMelons | SkepticalMelons

Hobby bakers should establish boundaries and charge for their time.

cassidy11111111 | cassidy11111111

Baking should be fun, not a business. NTA for charging.

cschmidtusa | cschmidtusa

Baker defends pricing for custom cakes, politely suggests alternatives 🎂

yourlittlebirdie | yourlittlebirdie

Using a creative strategy to say 'no' - NTA 🙌

CakeisaDie | CakeisaDie

Creative hobbyists unite! NTA for setting boundaries and pricing.

The_Death_Flower | The_Death_Flower

"I'm not selfish, I just don't want to do it." 🤣

TheeCombatBaby | TheeCombatBaby

Setting boundaries with entitled freeloaders, NTA wins cake feud 🎂

minizookeeper | minizookeeper

Baker shuts down entitled customers with a sassy smile 😇

dariamorgandorffer | dariamorgandorffer

Baker sets high prices to avoid custom orders. NTA.

TheeCombatBaby | TheeCombatBaby

Hobby baker faces backlash for high custom cake prices. NTA?

Forward-Beyond4739 | Forward-Beyond4739

Setting boundaries without explaining yourself is important. 🙅‍♀️

Stroton | Stroton

Monetizing hobbies is fair, NTA for charging for services 🎂💰

FirmlyThatGuy | FirmlyThatGuy

Charging for emotional labor - NTA 💰🗣️

threeforagirl | threeforagirl

Respect your time and skills! 🙌 NTA wins family feud.

CynOfOmission | CynOfOmission

Baker's boundaries praised, sister's relatable cake horror story shared 🎂

Careful-Self-457 | Careful-Self-457

Baker stands firm on pricing, family feud ensues 😤🎂

mcmurrml | mcmurrml

Baker stands up to entitled customers, hailed as hero 👏

17695 | 17695

Baker defends pricing structure and boundaries, tells haters to back off 🧁

Juliennix | Juliennix

Hobbyist baker stands their ground on pricing, earning support.

Lindseyh911 | Lindseyh911

Standing up for yourself against entitled family members. 👏

Destination_Centauri | Destination_Centauri

Fair pricing and boundaries are key, NTA 🎂

NesssMonster | NesssMonster

Baking struggles and family drama - relatable for many 🎂🤷‍♀️

Humble_Ad4472 | Humble_Ad4472

Politely decline requests and recommend local bakeries instead 🍰

MotherOfCrotchFruit | MotherOfCrotchFruit

Charge your worth and don't let anyone guilt you into less 💰

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

Baker's honesty backfires, customers still unhappy with busy response. 🎂

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Hobbyist baker sets the record straight on pricing structure 💰🎂

crazymamallama | crazymamallama

Stand your ground and know your worth 💪

thirdtryisthecharm | thirdtryisthecharm

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Darcy-Pennell | Darcy-Pennell

Hobby baker stands their ground on pricing custom cakes 💪

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Polite NTA comment suggests setting boundaries. 🚫

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👍 Hobbyist baker stands up to entitled family members.

May_I_inquire | May_I_inquire

Baker's pricing justified, NTA. Let them eat engineering 🍰💰

BeeYehWoo | BeeYehWoo

Baker stands firm on pricing but family feud ensues. 🎂

caw81 | caw81

Baker charges fair prices, family feud over custom cakes 🎂

That_Contribution720 | That_Contribution720

Commenter defends baker's pricing with fiery passion 🔥🎂


Advice for hobbyist bakers dealing with pricing struggles 🤔

Scottish_squirrel | Scottish_squirrel

Baker's pricing justified, family overreacts 🙄

DiscountFlaky | DiscountFlaky

Setting boundaries and valuing one's time is important. 💰⏰

Late_Engineering9973 | Late_Engineering9973

Baking skills aren't free 🎂 💰 Family feud over pricing.

Sk111W | Sk111W

Baker's pricing solution for favors receives NTA approval 👍

Myobright2344 | Myobright2344

This baker is in the clear according to commenter 👍

killshrednar | killshrednar

Polite decline is the way to go 🍰👍

lockerpunch | lockerpunch

Hobbyist baker's $450 minimum for custom cake labor and ingredients.

AttorneyMedium4926 | AttorneyMedium4926

Audio engineer defends pricing structure, supports hobbyist baker. NTA.

stmarystmike | stmarystmike

Genius pricing strategy weeds out choosy beggars. #NTA 🍰

AssistPure | AssistPure

Setting clear boundaries and saying 'no' is important. 🙅‍♀️

frankylovee | frankylovee

Charge what you're worth 💰🎂 No justification needed. #NTA

Deep-Ruin2786 | Deep-Ruin2786

When you don't want to do a job, but they insist 😒

luckyintrovert | luckyintrovert

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BowzersMom | BowzersMom

Baker stands up for herself, family feud ensues over pricing.

chiefqueefff | chiefqueefff

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