AHelp me select a creative and fun name for my cake business. I will be starting up a home base business making cakes and other sweets.
AThe last two are ok. Try saying the others out loud. You might think they would be cute on a sign or business card, but how about when answering a phone or just telling someone about your business?
Just curious. Why add in your thread's title, "please take the time to vote"?
AI wrote that because I know how easy it is for users to bypass a thread. I was hoping that if they saw that line, they would take time out to read my post and vote. @mimifix
Before you pick a name, you should decide what you want the perception of your business to be, that way, your branding/message is consistent. If you'll be doing more homestyle cakes, cutesy or "fun" names might be okay but if you're looking to do more elegant types of cakes and treats, the same name won't convey that image.
People will definitely have a initial reaction to your name that will either catch their interest or turn them off. For instance, any name with intentional misspellings (i.e. kake vs. cake) turns me off and I wouldn't buy. If I was looking for a wedding cake or elegant party cake, I probably wouldn't order from "The Ice is Right" (too cute) but I might from "The Cake House". Of course, if I was looking for cookies, "The Cake House" wouldn't look like someplace that could help me.
AI do agree with having a consistent branding message. I will be focusing on home style and fun cakes. I eventually would like to excel at wedding cakes and cookies. I like the name "the cake house" but I don't want people to think I only bake cakes. Would you order a wedding cake from a business with a name like " Iced Life Bakery" or "Special Ocakesions"? Thank you for your input, I appreciate it!
AIced Life sounds like some kind of a church. Otherwise, without the word bakery, I would have no idea what kind of a business it is.
Special Ocakesions is difficult to say. Also, with the capital O in front of the c, my mind keeps thinking 'Coke' and it's making me thirsty.
The Ice is Right sounds like a game show, or a place that sells ice or dry ice. Or reminds me of Vanilla Ice, and now I have the song stuck in my head!
Bake Me a Cake is nice. I voted for The Cake House, but I like both.
I do agree with having a consistent branding message. I will be focusing on home style and fun cakes. I eventually would like to excel at wedding cakes and cookies. I like the name "the cake house" but I don't want people to think I only bake cakes.
Would you order a wedding cake from a business with a name like " Iced Life Bakery" or "Special Ocakesions"? Thank you for your input, I appreciate it!
You could always use your name and then a tagline to communicate a wider array of offerings (i.e. The Cake House - Custom cakes, cookies & pastries for your occasion).
I voted for the 3rd to last, but would like it better just as Sweet occasions or sweetie cakes.
I think I like johnbailey64's "Sweet Occasions". It's simple, lends itself to all pastry and it sounds appropriate for weddings as well as regular celebrations.
The first five look a bit gimmicky, and out of the bottom two I went for The Cake House.
I voted Iced Life Bakery (needs to have the bakery part!)
ASo what name would ypu suggest then?
I like that too. Just "Sweet Occasions".
I agree with "Sweet Occaasions".
Or maybe I've been playing too many Facebook games. :-D
I know I'm in the minority, but I like the gimmicky ones - I voted for Tokens of my Confections
I think Sugar Crush is CUTE!
The Cake House..easy to spell, easy to remember and everyone will know what it's about. However, it is a tad on the boring side. You don't want a boring name because I am sure your cakes are not boring.
The perfect name will come to you…it may take some time but I think everyone goes through a long thought process before they figure out a good business name.
Are you Irish? You could call it the O'Cake house…LOL
Maybe you can incorporate your name or if you have children, their names/initials somehow?
Out of the options given, I'd say The Cake House. My name has an intentional misspelling, ShandiKakes, but it was a nick name a former coworker used to call me so I decided to spell it in a way that combines my first and middle names (Shandi Kaye). It normally bothers me too, but in this case I liked it. :)