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
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!
my daughter suggested butterfly creams what do you think x
No-go on butterfly creams
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
AWhat is your competitive advantage, e.g. the reason customers would buy cakes from you instead of your competition?
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
What about Flutterby Cupcakery or something similar?
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.
Ooh, Mariposa is a pretty word!
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!
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.
Bite Me Cakes? LOL
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 :)
ok then how about Bite Me Bakery?
Not friendly at all!
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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/
J'aime is I love in french, but you probably already knew that! ;)
I think "Bite Me Bakery" is cute....provided your graphics are whimsical and amusing!
It's definitely something that will stick in people heads!
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.