Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:09am
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So after weeks and weeks of trying to come up with a business name I think I finally came up with it. I initially wanted to use "Dream Cakes" but TONS and TONS of people already have that name. So, I decided to go with "Luscious Cakes" or "Luscious cake designs". I think its short and sweet and I have some ideas for my business logo and design. I did a google search and I came up with something almost similar to it but not quite, and this was in Canada. I live in California but did not find another bakery with that name.

What do you guys think of "Luscious Cakes" or "Luscious cake designs"?

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Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 1:52pm
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Since a bunch of other people looked and didn't comment, I guess I'll comment...I think Luscious Cakes is better than Luscious Cake Designs. But, honestly, it doesn't really speak to me, know what I mean? Hopefully someone else will comment. It may speak to your customers, though. That is what is important.

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 4:17pm
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Thanks for ur input. I'm just having such a hard time picking a name that I'm just getting frustrated!! I want to get my business started and that's what's holding me up. Maybe I'll just stick to "dream cakes" icon_confused.gif

Ladyfish74 Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 4:37pm
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Your name doesn't have to be "something" cakes. Try getting out of that particular box. do some brainstorming. Write down anything (and I mean anything) that has to do with cake, no matter how stupid you think it might sound. Ask your kids if you have any. You'd be surprised. My son came up with the name for my biz. It's catchy, different, and everybody remembers it.
"cake dreams" speaks more to me than "dream cakes". Turn some of those combinations around and see what comes up. Instead of Luscious cakes, maybe Cake-licous or Cakes Delish

leah_s Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 4:42pm
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Where are you from Normita?

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 4:47pm
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Your name doesn't have to be "something" cakes. Try getting out of that particular box. do some brainstorming. Write down anything (and I mean anything) that has to do with cake, no matter how stupid you think it might sound. Ask your kids if you have any. You'd be surprised. My son came up with the name for my biz. It's catchy, different, and everybody remembers it.
"cake dreams" speaks more to me than "dream cakes". Turn some of those combinations around and see what comes up. Instead of Luscious cakes, maybe Cake-licous or Cakes Delish




Lady fish...thanks for the suggestions!! I have been playing with this for over a month now!! My cousin had suggested delish designs or something with the word "delish".

I'm really liking Cakes Delish.....hmmmmmm....and Cake-licious icon_smile.gif

Let me know if you come up with anything else...I have trouble thinking outside the box!! Hubbub wants something short...2 words only...it's harder than I thought!!

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 4:48pm
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Where are you from Normita?




I'm from California

jason_kraft Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 5:18pm
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Instead of Luscious cakes, maybe Cake-licous or Cakes Delish



Or just "Delish".

leah_s Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 5:28pm
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For advertising purposes, I'd strongly suggest putting the name of your city in your biz name. There's a very good reason my name is Louisville Wedding Cake. And Louisville Cupcake. And Louisville Candy Buffet. And Louisville Cookie. Sexy name? Not particularly. Easy for customers to remember? yes. Easy to find on the interwebs? You betcha!

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 6:42pm

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Instead of Luscious cakes, maybe Cake-licous or Cakes Delish



Or just "Delish".[/

Do you think a one word name such as "delish", people will think of "cakes"?

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 6:44pm
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For advertising purposes, I'd strongly suggest putting the name of your city in your biz name. There's a very good reason my name is Louisville Wedding Cake. And Louisville Cupcake. And Louisville Candy Buffet. And Louisville Cookie. Sexy name? Not particularly. Easy for customers to remember? yes. Easy to find on the interwebs? You betcha!




That makes a lot of sense...but I'm not too thrilled about "Stockton cakes". But I know people would remember this easy

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 6:53pm
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For advertising purposes, I'd strongly suggest putting the name of your city in your biz name. There's a very good reason my name is Louisville Wedding Cake. And Louisville Cupcake. And Louisville Candy Buffet. And Louisville Cookie. Sexy name? Not particularly. Easy for customers to remember? yes. Easy to find on the interwebs? You betcha!



That makes a lot of sense...but I'm not too thrilled about "Stockton cakes". But I know people would remember this easy




Stockton Cakes Delish?

You can answer the phone "Cakes Delish!" but you can still have the Stockton in there for searches. I'm feelin' this much better than Luscious Cake Designs.

littlejewel Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:02pm

Please do not name your business Cake-licous. I can't help but think of destiny's child or Prez hilton, they are so yestarday(your business is not). Please do not go with a term or catch phrase that will sound out dated in a few years.

jason_kraft Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:05pm
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Do you think a one word name such as "delish", people will think of "cakes"?



To me it evokes desserts in general, which might be advantageous if you decide to branch out beyond just cakes.

Your business name typically won't be appearing in a vacuum anyway, your branding should include a tagline or short statement of your core competencies. It can also include the geographic area you serve. For example: "Delish - The Finest Custom Cakes in Stockton".

Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:15pm

Honestly...Luscious cake reminds me of naughty cakes and such..I think Luscious cake design is better it sounds more professional and not scanty..Does that make sense..Not trying to hurt your feelings either..LOL

bradfab Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:32pm

Stockton's Sweets (if you do anything in addition to cake)

Slices of Stockton: Custom Cakes... etc.

Kiddie- you never know... maybe luscious cakes would expand her clientele. icon_smile.gif

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:36pm

You guys are too funny!! I'm liking all of the suggestions. Jason...I like the "delish" and your catchy tag line. Kiddiecakes..your too funny lol!!

PistachioCranberry Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:37pm

My business name came from an experience, maybe something profound will happen to help you.

I had been playing around with names for so long, but when I entered a competition in October and happened to win the door prize of a mixer, it just hit me. The new mixer was pistachio and I already had a cranberry colored one. I went with creations because I don't want to pigeon hole myself if I do more than cakes one day.

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 9:09pm
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Honestly...Luscious cake reminds me of naughty cakes and such..I think Luscious cake design is better it sounds more professional and not scanty..Does that make sense..Not trying to hurt your feelings either..LOL




That's it, lol! It does sound naughty! Makes me think of voluptuous, scantily clad woman on satin sheets,icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif I couldn't quite place my finger on why I didn't like it, but you nailed it, lol.

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 9:12pm
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Stockton's Sweets (if you do anything in addition to cake)

Slices of Stockton: Custom Cakes... etc.




Ooh! I like these!

Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 9:16pm
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Please do not name your business Cake-licous. I can't help but think of destiny's child or Prez hilton, they are so yestarday(your business is not). Please do not go with a term or catch phrase that will sound out dated in a few years.




Yeah, I agree with this as well, though "so yesterday" makes me grin. thumbs_up.gif

littlejewel Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 10:04pm
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Honestly...Luscious cake reminds me of naughty cakes and such..I think Luscious cake design is better it sounds more professional and not scanty..Does that make sense..Not trying to hurt your feelings either..LOL




It really does sound Xrated.....also not trying to hurt your feelings just want you to get a name that fits you and your business

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 10:09pm
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Honestly...Luscious cake reminds me of naughty cakes and such..I think Luscious cake design is better it sounds more professional and not scanty..Does that make sense..Not trying to hurt your feelings either..LOL



It really does sound Xrated.....also not trying to hurt your feelings just want you to get a name that fits you and your business




You guys arent hurting my feelings. It does envoke something sexual to it lol!! I just didn't know if others felt the same way too.

I like "slices" idk about using my town. I'm not loving it icon_sad.gif

bradfab Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 10:30pm

A Slice of Heaven (or Heavenly Slices)
Slice and Simple
Slice Divine
Normita's Slices (or whatever your name is)
A Slice More (implying your cakes are just a bit more than the average... and using the power of suggestion to "help" people know they want more)
Sweet Slices

I could go on and on.... (they get cheesier as I do)

The only immediate problem I see is that if you use the word "slice," people might assume you sell by the slice. I imagine you'll have that question anyway, though, so it might not matter.

Normita Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 10:48pm
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A Slice of Heaven (or Heavenly Slices)
Slice and Simple
Slice Divine
Normita's Slices (or whatever your name is)
A Slice More (implying your cakes are just a bit more than the average... and using the power of suggestion to "help" people know they want more)
Sweet Slices

I could go on and on.... (they get cheesier as I do)

The only immediate problem I see is that if you use the word "slice," people might assume you sell by the slice. I imagine you'll have that question anyway, though, so it might not matter.




Bradfad...these are cool icon_smile.gif I like sweet slices and slice divine. Hey... If you got more bring them on. Their way better than mine icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

cheatize Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:01pm

What do you want your name to say about your business? Are you focusing on novelty cakes, wedding cakes, both?

Fondant Frenzy. Off the top of my brain, that's what I have to contribute. icon_smile.gif

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:20pm

I like 'Luscious Cake Designs' over 'Luscious Cakes'.

*I also liked the suggestion 'Cake Dreams'

SugarFrosted Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:33pm
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Please do not name your business Cake-licous. I can't help but think of destiny's child or Prez hilton, they are so yestarday(your business is not). Please do not go with a term or catch phrase that will sound out dated in a few years.



Yeah, I agree with this as well, though "so yesterday" makes me grin. thumbs_up.gif




I agree! I dislike "Delish" for the same reason.

I really like the sound of Stockton Sweets. thumbs_up.gif

retaunton Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:36pm

Slice makes me think of pizza.

bradfab Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 12:16am
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Slice makes me think of pizza.


Me too, actually, but a good graphic could help with that.

A couple more:
Sliced!
Iced and Sliced
Sugar and Slice

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