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Speaking personally, I have a simple rule for situations like this:
Never profit off of friends.
TL;DR - BORING PERSONAL ANECDOTE INCOMING
This rule came about one time in college when I made a batch of tamales (which takes FOREVER) and offered to sell them to everyone in the office after a few people found out and begged me to sell them some. Asked $10 a dozen, when ingredients cost me about $5. Seemed pretty reasonable for the amount of labor involved. I later found out that one of the people that bought them from me had done so only because she felt obligated to since we were pretty close friends, and she ended up giving them away. In essence, I thought I was doing her a favor by selling some of the tamales I'd worked so hard on and she thought she was doing me a favor by buying them. Not sure why, but I felt disproportionately guilty about that, even though neither of us were really in the wrong and it was (even for broke college students) not very much money - thus the rule was born.
My line of reasoning is that if they're really your friend, they're worth the time/effort/money. If they're not your friend... $10 per dozen.