A local trial attorney had a special award coin designed for the Civil Air Patrol, of which we are members. There is an event planned that will unveil this new award with about 50 bigwigs in attendance. I just finished making a free sculpted cake to feed 75 last week for my daughter's CAP squadron that got rave reviews for both taste and design. I have just opened my own business. The cake requested would be two seperate 14", 2-layer cakes, fondant & gumpaste that would be spot on replicas of the front and back of the coin in gleaming gold. The design is quite intricate including 2 jets, an eagle, stars, CAP logo and lots of lettering in red, white, blue, black and gold. The cake also needs to be delivered about 40 miles away. I quoted him $250 for the entire job plus $25 for delivery. I know it will take me several days to complete the work to exactly replicate these coins. You would think I was robbing him at gunpoint!!! Do I need a reality check? Please tell me if I do. My husband is pressuring me to significantly reduce the price because of all the contacts I would be making by pulling off a perfect job. Do I really want contacts that want perfect work and pay WalMart prices or just expect me to do it for free?! Someone please talk some sense into me as I am very frustrated right now.