MainCake Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 11:47pm
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I've been making cakes since I was 17 and I'm finally at the point where I'd like to start marketing my cakes a bit more. I've been trying to come up with a name, something catchy, that I could put on business cards. I've seen a lot of great names on this site (you guys are so crafty!!). I have come up with a few ideas but I want to make sure that I'm not taking a name from an already established business. These are my ideas (hopefully original, or somewhat anyway): Cakes Unlimited, Confections Unlimited, BabyCakes, Cake Occasions. I like BabyCakes (I just think it would be cool to answer the phone "Hi BabyCakes"), but I don't want to give the impression that I only make baby theme cakes (although they are my favorite). I also make other desserts, so I was thinking Confections Unlimited might work too. I would appreciate any feedback, positive or negative, regarding the names. If any of these names are already taken, please let me know. Thanks!

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peacockplace Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 11:50pm
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I think Baby Cakes is really cute. Maybe in smaller letters underneath you can write cakes and confections.

jdogga Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 11:51pm
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What about "Couture Cakes"...when I was coming up with my name that was the other one I was thinking of!! Mine is Decadence by JK!

briansbaker Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 11:56pm
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hmmm....
Cakes Unlimited
I really like that one!

MrsMissey Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 11:58pm
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Welcome to Cakecentral!! glad to have you on board!

I think all the names you came up with are very clever. Confections Unlimited is my favorite. The "unlimited" part covers a wide range and that's a good thing. Although Baby Cakes is a cute name.....my first impression was that you mainly make "small" cakes!

Good luck whatever you should choose!

debsuewoo Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 12:03am
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Well, it can include your name too.... me, when I'm ready, I'm considering MamaDucks Nummies or Deb's Delicious Delights.

JustJaimeLyn Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 12:25am
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Those are all good names, if you are thinking of putting your site online, cakesunlimited is already taken by two different people. I came up with my name when I delivered one of my first baby shower cakes and the mom started crying, her friend told her that she shouldn't shed teardrops.... hence: Tierdrop Bakeshop I just love answering the phone with a cute rhyming name. And people always ask me about the name which leads to orders!

MainCake Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 8:21pm
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First of all, I have to say that I am so in love with this website! Thanks for the advice. I'm not feeling any of the names I've thought of yet. I want something clever, that will catch people's attention. Something that they will remember (although, hopefully they will remember me because of my cakes too). Tierdrop Bakeshop is very clever! That's the type of name I want. I made a cake to bring to work for a baby shower today and everyone told me I was in the wrong business and that I should be making cakes so that was a boost to start selling cakes again.

peacockplace Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 8:35pm
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This doesn't really help you, but I saw the cutest name today! It was Batter Up Bake Shop.

MrsMissey Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 9:06pm

..that is definitely a clever name! I love it!

antonia74 Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 9:50pm

I like the idea of answering the phone with a catchy name...I just thought of what it would sound like if your business was "Sweet Thing" or "Yummy Bites" or something like that!

What a way to start a conversation! icon_lol.gif

JustJaimeLyn Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 4:10am

OMG, I love the BatterUp thing. Too cute. And I just realized that my av has the wrong name. I need to fix that. I made that for my 5yr old because she wanted to see her name on my av but I forgot to fix it!

Kos Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 12:06pm

What about something like "Confectionery Factory"?
You could put your name in front of it too? icon_confused.gif

MainCake Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 3:27pm

I was just looking through some forums and thinking to myself "I'm addicted to these" and it hit me. What do you all think about Cake Addiction as a cake business name? It doesn't have clever multiple meanings like Batter Up Bake Shop or Tierdrop Bake Shop, but since those are already taken, I think it's a pretty good name...

Calejo Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 3:57pm

I like it! And if that doesn't work out, what about Sweet Addiction; Sweet Life; Sweet Delights.... maybe too many sweets?

Kos Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 4:24pm

rvallee- What is your first name? Is it something you could work with in your company's name? I like Cake Addiction but I like Sweet Addiction better. (probably because I like cake but love sweets! ha ha)

MainCake Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 5:43pm

My first name is Renee. I've thought about Renee's Cakes or Cakes by Renee, but they just don't have the creative ring I'm looking for. Sweet Addiction is great too! I've been brainstorming the past few days and I've come up with some I really like. Earlier today, I thought I remembered seeing a member on here whose login name has something about Addiction in the title. Anyone out there know what I'm thinking of?? I'm afraid of accidentally stealing someone else's name...

Cakemaster26 Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 8:17pm

How about Renee's Sweet Addiction then underneath in small letters: cakes .... ...

or Sweet Addictions by Renee

just a thought

JennT Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 11:00pm

I'm currently considering "Confectionately Yours - Custom cakes with a little love baked right in! "...but get the one my Dad came up with..."The Flying Cake"????!!! lol icon_confused.gif According to him.."It's something people won't forget...very unique and funky." lol But would everyone expect my cakes to be animated or mobile then...lol j/k...I've also considered: Tiers of Joy, Laughter & Tiers, The Cake Fairy, Tah-Dah! - When no ordinary cake will do!, and a few others. Good luck with your choice...let us know what you decide on. icon_smile.gif

MainCake Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 12:18am

I thought of one today, that I really like. How about "Confectionately Yours" then underneath "Cakes and Confections by Renee"? I think it's a catchy name and it covers the range of stuff I make. Any thoughts?

aliciaL_77 Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 12:49am

i was thinking of this myself this weekend, I was thinking Babycakes for myself if I ever started doing this more... I thought of it cause I am gonna use the money I make from my orders to save up for the cost of adoption... So I like Baby Cakes!

MainCake Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 12:53am

Whoa! Sorry JennT. When "Confectionately Yours" popped into mind, I thought it was my own idea. But I must have seen your posting and it stuck with me subconsiously. I'm so sorry!! I will not use it. That's why I wanted to post this forum, so I didn't accidentally steal anyone else's name!!

aliciaL_77 Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 12:58am

i was thinking of this myself this weekend, I was thinking Babycakes for myself if I ever started doing this more... I thought of it cause I am gonna use the money I make from my orders to save up for the cost of adoption... So I like Baby Cakes!

debsuewoo Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 10:05pm

rvalee, I have a name for you. It was staring me in the face every time I read a post of yours...

Reveries by Rvalee


As for myself, I have chosen Deb's Confectionary Delights. On the card I just put Special Occasion and Character cakes.

Debbi

jekizer Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 10:13pm

Mine is Desirable Desserts by Jenna. This lets everyone know that I do more than just cakes. Maybe one day... when I get my digital camera fixed, I will be able to post some pics.

Good Luck. Coming up with my name was a blast!!

crouton800 Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 1:34am

Wow! You guys are so creative!

ok, this is my opinion...and the top three which i think are nice ( not in order)

Cake Addiction ( i think this says it all but sounds like you do only cakes)

Sweet Addiction ( has a sweetie-pie ring to it and it covers all the other products besides cakes)

Confectionery Unlimited ( i think this sounds more upmarket..something a big city bakery/sweets producer would have)

so...i guess it's how you feel about the name at the end of the day, how you want clients to perceive your business and you and finally go with your GUT feel!

Good luck in finding the right name for you! icon_biggrin.gif

Do let us know what you decide ( if you want to, that is).

mgoodyear05 Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:58am

I am not really good a comming up with names. For heaven's sake my toy poodles name is Puppie and he's not a puppy anymore.
Even if you don't have a catchy name you could have a catchy sign. Pretty colors and well lit. Not sure if I am of any help(probably not).
Good luck,
Michelle
*LIFE IS GOOD*

MainCake Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 11:49am

Those are all very cool names! I decided to hold a contest at work to see what my coworkers could come up with. They have 1 week to make as many suggestions as they want/can. They are e-mailing them to one of the Admin Assistants. She is going to keep track of all entries and tally them up. At the end of the day on Monday, she will forward me a list of the ideas (without the name of the person who suggested it). I told everyone that I am not allowed to know their suggestions. The Admin Asst has told me that my coworkers are having a ton of fun with this contest and she has received A LOT of suggestions. The winner will receive a 'gift certificate' for a free decorated 8" round cake or a Red, White and Blue Pie to redeem whenever they wish. I'll let you know how it goes!

nj4tj Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:51pm

what about "renee's sweet tooth"?

ntertayneme Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:58pm

I love the "Batter Up" name.. very original.. Baby cakes is cute too .. It's catchy .. the one thing you need to think about is, what will make it stick in a persons mind.... I thought and thought on mine .. since I live in the south and cajun french is part of my culture, I thought "gateaux" (pronounce Gah Toe) which means "cakes" in french .. well, the gateaux name domain was already taken so I did Le'Gateaux which still means cakes in french icon_biggrin.gif

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