eclmdl Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 4:06am
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I have finally decided to open a small business doing cakes.  We are building a small commercial kitchen in our new house to do it out of while my kids are in school or bed.  Only problem is, I am not the best at being creative with words and am having a heck of a time coming up with a business name. 

 

I am best at creating simple streamlined uncomplicated cakes.  I don't like doing fancy over the top designs. 

 

Since my commercial kitchen is in my home I was thinking something with "Cakehouse" or "Bakehouse".

 

Any brilliant ideas?  I'm stumped.

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kaylawaylalayla Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:00am
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AHome sweet home

newbe86 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 8:34pm
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I just came up with my business name the other night. I plan to specialize in cakes both wedding and custom, but I also want to do cake-pops, brownies, cupcakes and other treats. I wanted a whimsical, feel and my brother brought me home a delicious chocolate shake and I said this is scrumdidlyumtious! and there my name was born... So Scumdidlyumtious Treats was born.

rica827 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 3:12pm
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That's very cute, but as a consumer, I would have no idea how to spell that, in turn, making it impossible to find you, your website, your Facebook, your contact information, etc. Sorry icon_redface.gif A business name should be easy to say and spell. Word of mouth is the best advertising, and if people can't say it or type it into Google, you'll be invisible.
 

rica827 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 3:13pm
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Originally Posted by newbe86 

I just came up with my business name the other night. I plan to specialize in cakes both wedding and custom, but I also want to do cake-pops, brownies, cupcakes and other treats. I wanted a whimsical, feel and my brother brought me home a delicious chocolate shake and I said this is scrumdidlyumtious! and there my name was born... So Scumdidlyumtious Treats was born.

That's very cute, but as a consumer, I would have no idea how to spell that, in turn, making it impossible to find you, your website, your Facebook, your contact information, etc. Sorry icon_redface.gif A business name should be easy to say and spell. Word of mouth is the best advertising, and if people can't say it or type it into Google, you'll be invisible.

lorieleann Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 4:05pm
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Originally Posted by rica827 

That's very cute, but as a consumer, I would have no idea how to spell that, in turn, making it impossible to find you, your website, your Facebook, your contact information, etc. Sorry icon_redface.gif A business name should be easy to say and spell. Word of mouth is the best advertising, and if people can't say it or type it into Google, you'll be invisible.

 ^^^ this

 

i love the inspiration behind the name, but in this web and electronic based world, you are going to be invisible with that intricate spelling. If that word really speaks to you, perhaps use it as a tag line and not part of your business name or web address. 

kikiandkyle Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 4:05pm
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AI believe there should be a p in it too - scrumdiddlyumptious. As its based on the word scrumptious and all.

AZCouture Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 4:10pm
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 ^^^ this

 

i love the inspiration behind the name, but in this web and electronic based world, you are going to be invisible with that intricate spelling. If that word really speaks to you, perhaps use it as a tag line and not part of your business name or web address. 

Oh lordy, ask me how many interesting versions of my business name I find in my website stats for Google searches. Cuture. Culture. Cootor. Kootur. Cuter. Yeah. Thankfully they get routed to the right place.

rica827 Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 7:21pm
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Oh lordy, ask me how many interesting versions of my business name I find in my website stats for Google searches. Cuture. Culture. Cootor. Kootur. Cuter. Yeah. Thankfully they get routed to the right place.

 



HAHAHAH...oh my goodness...you just made me laugh out loud. People and grammar don't mix well sometimes icon_lol.gif

CWR41 Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 6:03am
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...I said this is scrumdidlyumtious! and there my name was born... So Scumdidlyumtious Treats was born.

Yea, too hard for other people to know how to spell it as you didn't spell it the same way each time.

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 6:10am
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

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Originally Posted by lorieleann 

 ^^^ this

 

i love the inspiration behind the name, but in this web and electronic based world, you are going to be invisible with that intricate spelling. If that word really speaks to you, perhaps use it as a tag line and not part of your business name or web address. 

Oh lordy, ask me how many interesting versions of my business name I find in my website stats for Google searches. Cuture. Culture. Cootor. Kootur. Cuter. Yeah. Thankfully they get routed to the right place.

MMMMmmmm....Cooter cakes, sounds delish...NOT!!!

AZCouture Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 6:21am

ACan u make me a cooter cake pls? No ma'am, I don't make adult cakes thank you very much.

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 6:33am

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Original message sent by AZCouture

Can u make me a cooter cake pls? No ma'am, I don't make adult cakes thank you very much.

BLECH! Me either...but we have discussed this before ;-)

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 7:03am

Cooter Cakes... now that would be an easy name to remember!

 

As someone who went down the 'scrum' road, I don't recommend it. It's much easier now, but I used to have people always telling me they had tried to find my name but couldn't get the spelling right, or got it confused with another scrum-something-or-other.

I have a well established client base and all that fun stuff now, but starting out man did I wish I had gone with 'Generic name cakes'.

AZCouture Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 7:34am

ASeriously, the best thing you can do is put the name of your city in your business name somehow. That with the word cake pretty much guarantees you top placement in search results. I did that, but I know I'm screwed if I ever move. Which, I am planning on in the nearish future.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 2:47pm

AIs the op ever coming back?

newbe86 Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by CWR41 

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Originally Posted by newbe86 

...I said this is scrumdidlyumtious! and there my name was born... So Scumdidlyumtious Treats was born.

Yea, too hard for other people to know how to spell it as you didn't spell it the same way each time.

 

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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes

As someone who went down the 'scrum' road, I don't recommend it. It's much easier now, but I used to have people always telling me they had tried to find my name but couldn't get the spelling right, or got it confused with another scrum-something-or-other.

I have a well established client base and all that fun stuff now, but starting out man did I wish I had gone with 'Generic name cakes'.

 

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Is the op ever coming back?

 

Thank you all for your advice.  I have decided to change the name, after I couldn't remember if I spelled it correctly, I knew potential clients wouldn't be able to either. I decided on The Little Cake Shop. There is no other bakery near me with the name or anything similar. 

MimiFix Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 12:14am
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I decided on The Little Cake Shop. 

 

I really like this name. It's simple and charming.

Norasmom Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 3:26am

That works!  Nice name.

eclmdl Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 5:51am

AAll very good suggestions to keep in mind. Thank you.

sweetjessy Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 4:00pm

Hello, Just a little idea of how I came up with my small home cake business......

I took all 4 of my children 1st letter of their names from the oldest to the youngest....

and named my business

 

D.J.D.S CAKES!

 

It may not be all that or maybe not many will approve of it!

BUT ITS PERSONAL AND VERY TOUCHING TO ME!!!!! AFTER ALL MY CHILDREN

ARE MY DAILY MOTIVATION!

 

Hope this helped a little :-)

TTeddy Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 5:35pm


Hi,
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