aimeejane Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 9:45am
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hi ladies i have been baking for a long time and have been making special cakes for family and friends i love doing it and have decided to take it to the next level but need a gd name. all sugestions welcome.

my name is Aimee

and i love everything cake wise

soo plz help me thank you in advance

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Evoir Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 10:51am
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AAimeezing Cakes.

I think you can get a lot of inspiration from looking at what people call their businesses in other states or cities. Not a good idea though to copy a similar name in your own town or state!

aimeejane Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 11:21am
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my daughter suggested butterfly creams what do you think x

Godot Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 5:04pm
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No-go on butterfly creams

rica827 Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 5:05pm
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Naming your business is one of the hardest things to do. At least it was when I tried :) You really have to think about what you want it to say about your shop.  Is your audience kids parties, weddings?  Will you do other things besides cakes?  I sat down and wrote up a list of what I wanted my name to convey. Things like classy, fun, practical, etc. Those aren't what I came up with, but just examples :)  Just make sure it reflects who you are and what your business does. 

 

IMO, Butterfly Creams says nothing about cakes or a bakery to me. Sorry!  What does a butterfly have to do with cake decorating?  And Creams just sounds, kinda dirty icon_redface.gif
 

Annabakescakes Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 5:10pm
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No-go on butterfly creams

oh, I will not say what CAME to my mind, when I read that name, but dittos on the no-go for it!

jason_kraft Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 5:11pm
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AWhat is your competitive advantage, e.g. the reason customers would buy cakes from you instead of your competition?

rica827 Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 5:20pm
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What is your competitive advantage, e.g. the reason customers would buy cakes from you instead of your competition?


Ditto!  Who's your target audience? That will steer you in the direction of your name.

aimeejane Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 7:15pm
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Cupcakes and children cakes for birthdays not wedding cakes thank you for all your feedback butterfly creams come from the first cakes I ever made butterfly cakes with butter cream that's how me and my daughter got the name

kikiandkyle Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 9:36pm

What about Flutterby Cupcakery or something similar? 

rica827 Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 4:08am

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What about Flutterby Cupcakery or something similar? 

Flutterby Bakery could be cute! That's sort of whimsical like a kid's party.

yortma Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 4:17am

Flutterby bakery is really cute.  You will probably  get folks who will say "flutterbee" but that's cute too.  Mariposa bakery?  (spanish for butterfly). I always though that was such a pretty word.  

IAmPamCakes Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 4:21am

Ooh, Mariposa is a pretty word!

kikiandkyle Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 6:01am

The French word is Papillon, which I love, but if you don't speak French it's confusing to pronounce and even spell, which is not a good idea! 

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 8:22am

Papillon is also quite a popular breed of dog :)

 

I think Mariposa is sweet, it's pretty and a little cutesy without coming across as a bit childish. That way, if you ever do get into wedding cakes, it's a mature enough name. If that makes sense? It's easy to spell and remember as well, which is very important!

Mine is a bit tricky, and I've heard from a few people that they had a hard time tracking me down because of it, but I'm well established with the name already.

Ducky316 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 8:30am

Bite Me Cakes? LOL

bittersweety Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 1:06pm

AThere's a Butterfly Bakery the city over from me. it does pretty well I think :) I also like Buttercup Bakery after seeing how I met your mother :) I guess I like B names :)

Ducky316 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 7:02pm

ok then how about Bite Me Bakery?

bittersweety Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 10:04pm
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Bite Me Cakes? LOL

 

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ok then how about Bite Me Bakery?

haha, hmmm.....doesn't sound too friendly....

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 10:14pm

Not friendly at all!

jason_kraft Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 10:28pm

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ok then how about Bite Me Bakery?

It can work as long as it is framed correctly, a name doesn't necessarily have to be "friendly". You can strike up some dissonance by pairing the name with a lighthearted logo, or you can full on embrace the spirit of the name.

Here is an example of the latter approach: http://www.bitemebakery.ca/

Sparklekat6 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 10:28pm

J'aimee Cakes!

 

J'aime is I love  in french, but you probably already knew that! ;) 

BeesKnees578 Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 1:33am

I think "Bite Me Bakery" is cute....provided your graphics are whimsical and amusing!

 

It's definitely something that will stick in people heads!
 

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 2:32am

You also have to consider your target market, if you want to make 'fun' cakes, scuplted/3D, birthday cakes, groom's cakes, cupcakes, etc, 'Bite Me Bakery' would be cute if done right.

However, if I was getting married and wanted an elegant wedding cake, I would skip right over that name.

 

Personally, I like the J'aimee suggestion, it's a little playful because of your name, but you still sound like a grown up cake shop.

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