Jacscakes213 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 10:04pm
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So I know there are a lot of creative minds out there, and not just cake creative so I am asking for your help. I am currently in Utah and my business is SophistiCakes-  Cakes by Jaclyn. 

I have a done some research and there is currently a cake business with the SophistiCakes name and is only about 45 minutes from where I am moving, 

So ...here's my dilemma. 

I would like to come up with a new catchy name but I already have a "brand' thing going on with the capital "S" & "C" from my name and I hate to lose it as it is my packaging label, I have it on shirts etc. So I beg you please help.

My future vision (when i get a store front) is slightly boutiquy (sp) with simple but clean and elegant decorations. The colors in my are a nice deep purple and and limey sage green and white. 

This is what it looks like!! I would also like to keep the overall logo and just incorporate the new name!

I basically stick to cakes and cupcakes, I'll do cake pops and such but DO NOT WANT to make that too obvious....lol!

 

Thanks in advance for all of your great ideas!

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jason_kraft Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 10:09pm
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AOne option would be "SC Cakes" or "SC Cakes by Jaclyn".

madcobbler Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 10:44pm
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I love the name you have but I would change my business name as well if in the same situation since there's another business in such close proximity. How about Sweet Creations or Splendid Confections.

BrandisBaked Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 11:45pm
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AYou could be hip. .. Sucree'-Cray

Heh.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 11:50pm
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ASimply Cakes

Jacscakes213 Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:14am
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Brandisbakes...what does that mean...I tried to Google it but couldn't get a very clear answer..I am intrigued! 

 

I do like Simply cakes..but I was hoping for a touch of pizzazz to the name...my fault for not mentioning that in my OP

Jacscakes213 Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:21am
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Oh i should also mention, I don't think it has to be first S last C it could switch I suppose!! Might open up more ideas!

Sassyzan Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:28am
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ASugar couture Sweet couture Sublime cakes

kikiandkyle Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:33am
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ASugar Creations?

BrandisBaked Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:33am

ASucree is french for sugar (pronounced sue-cray), and cray-cray is today's slang for crazy. So pronounced Sue-cray-cray.

remnant3333 Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:35am

Sophisti Kakes

JWinslow Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:58am

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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked 

You could be hip. .. Sucree'-Cray

Heh.


You made me smile!

kblickster Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 1:30am

Charmed Sugar -  I think this would be easy to remember for the customer and easy to promote for you.  I'm thinking charmed as in magical although the word charm has several meanings.

 

charm  (chärm)

n.

1. The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; attractiveness: a breezy tropical setting of great charm.
2. A particular quality that attracts; a delightful characteristic: A mischievous grin was among the child's many charms.
3. A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
4. An item worn for its supposed magical benefit, as in warding off evil; an amulet.
5. An action or formula thought to have magical power.
6. The chanting of a magic word or verse; incantation.
7. Physics A quantum property of the charm quark whose conservation explains the absence of certain strange-particle decay modes and that accounts for the longevity of the J particle.
v. charmed, charm·ing, charms

v.tr.

1. To attract or delight greatly: the simple elegance of the meal charmed the guests.
2. To induce by using strong personal attractiveness: charmed the guard into admitting them without invitations.
3. To cast or seem to cast a spell on; bewitch.

v.intr.

1. To be alluring or pleasing.
2. To function as an amulet or charm.
3. To use magic spells.
BrandisBaked Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 3:13am

A

Original message sent by JWinslow

You made me smile!

Yay! Somebody goy my joke. :grin:

kikiandkyle Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 5:15am

AI got it but was half way through typing the explanation when your post appeared! Maybe it could be "sucree-cray - that cake cray".

cakesbycathy Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 1:57pm

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Originally Posted by kblickster 
 

Charmed Sugar -  I think this would be easy to remember for the customer and easy to promote for you.  I'm thinking charmed as in magical although the word charm has several meanings.

 

charm  (chärm)

n.

1. The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; attractiveness: a breezy tropical setting of great charm.
2. A particular quality that attracts; a delightful characteristic: A mischievous grin was among the child's many charms.
3. A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
4. An item worn for its supposed magical benefit, as in warding off evil; an amulet.
5. An action or formula thought to have magical power.
6. The chanting of a magic word or verse; incantation.
7. Physics A quantum property of the charm quark whose conservation explains the absence of certain strange-particle decay modes and that accounts for the longevity of the J particle.
v. charmed, charm·ing, charms

v.tr.

1. To attract or delight greatly: the simple elegance of the meal charmed the guests.
2. To induce by using strong personal attractiveness: charmed the guard into admitting them without invitations.
3. To cast or seem to cast a spell on; bewitch.

v.intr.

1. To be alluring or pleasing.
2. To function as an amulet or charm.
3. To use magic spells.

 

 

I love this one!

rica827 Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 4:36pm

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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked 

You could be hip. .. Sucree'-Cray

Heh.


I got it, and laughed out loud :) Although it did take me a minute since in French it's pronounced su-cruh, not su-cray. Still funny though! :)

BrandisBaked Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 6:37pm

AI've always heard sue-cray.

http://www.howdoyousaythatword.com/word/pate-sucree/

shanter Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 7:32pm

What I remember from my high school and college French:

 

sucre = pronounced sucruh (very short on the second syllable, in fact, more of a sound than a syllable); noun, sugar

sucré or sucrée = pronounced sucray, adjective, sugared, sugary

 

My two cents: in a quick survey of friends and co-workers, none had heard of saying cray for crazy. I wouldn't use that for a business.

AnnieCahill Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 7:43pm

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sucre = pronounced sucruh (very short on the second syllable, in fact, more of a sound than a syllable); noun, sugar

sucré or sucrée = pronounced sucray, adjective, sugared, sugary

 

Absolutely. 

 

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I wouldn't use that for a business. 

I've heard "cray" used before and that's right up there with "dat" for me.  No. effing. way.

kikiandkyle Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 9:13pm

AThe usual term is "that s**t cray".

shanter Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 10:28pm

Current slang is not a good idea because it usually isn't "current" very long.

BrandisBaked Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 10:53pm

AWinning! :-D

Jacscakes213 Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 5:55am

You all are so awesome. I must say I agree about the slang thing... I put it to some friends and some family and while it sounds fun, I feel as though I would have to spend wayyyyy too much time explaining it! So far I am loving the Charmed Sugar idea. I also like Jason's suggestion of SC cakes just for the simplicity of only having to delete a word from the current name. Keep em coming!!!

Mumofsix Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 6:47am

AWhat about Sensational Creations and keeping cakes by Jaclyn ? :-)

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