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post #1 of 38
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So how does one come up with the perfect name for their confection creations. I have been sending my cakes to my work with my MIL. She tells me that people are starting to ask for cakes and want to know how to get ahold of me. Well this is all wonderful, but I have no idea what to call myself or my fun cake business....so I ask you....what do I put on the business cards that I will now need to create so I can get my cakery business up and running.

My husband suggested "Cake Nut".....of course I love it because my husband is very cute and completely supportive....but is this good enough to market?

Any input would be greatly appreciated. icon_razz.gif

Randa
post #2 of 38
I am going through the exact same thing! Everyone I ask likes different things. I think you need to just go with your gut. You're the one that has to listen to it and live with it daily.

I have mine narrowed down to 2 or 3 names I think. I want to decide on one soon and get my web site up!

Good luck in deciding. It is SO hard coming up with a name you can live with!

-Krissy (who will not be using Krissy's Cakes"
post #3 of 38
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I think if I had a "C" or a "K" as the first letter of my name I would use that like Krissy's Kakes or something like that, but my name is Randa and nothing cake related goes with that........who know.......I am sure one day I will wake up and the name will come to me....until then I will be that girl who makes the cake....

Randa
post #4 of 38
I'm almost legal, and when I am I'm calling my business "The Blue Birch Bakery" because my kitchen cabinets are made of birch and stained blue! A friend of mine is in advertising and marketing and she thinks that I can do alot with that name when it comes to menus, business cards, etc.
post #5 of 38
By the way, my first name is very similar to yours....replace the "R" with an "M" and you have it. Nothing rhymes with it except "panda" - not exactly what comes to mind for a bakery !
post #6 of 38
Blue Birch Bakery is a great name!! I went with Takes The Cake, but I'm not so sure I want to keep it. I want something original. Right now, I'm just doing cakes here and there. Eventually I'd love to have a shop though. I wanted a name like that. Something catchy and unique but not off the wall.

Good luck Randa!
post #7 of 38
Thanks! Good luck to you, too! I like "Takes the Cake"....cute and easy to remember.
post #8 of 38
Thread Starter 
I grew up as Randa Panda.......some of my childhood friends still refer to me as Randa Panda....but that doesn't prompt anyone to want to buy a cake...hehehehehe

Manda....that is a great name......I think for now I am gonna stick with the "Cake Nut"...I can always change it later.

My husband also hand drew the cutest cake logo...it is very original, as soon as I can I will post it so you can see it. I of course wil want an honest opnion!

This website is GREAT!!!! Everyone is so helpful and full of wonderful ideas!

Thanks,
Randa icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
post #9 of 38
LOL! I'm called "Manda Panda" all the time. After 36 years, it has gotten a little old I must admit. I like "Cake Nut", too. Names are sooooooo hard to come up with. I can't wait to see your logo!
post #10 of 38
You could call yourself "Panda Cakes". Sounds like patty cake.
post #11 of 38
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Thanks rvallee, I like Blue Birch Bakery and Takes The Cake, they are both catchy and original.......

Manda Panda...thats cute! I thought that I was the only one who had to deal with it....I was sure it would stop when I turned 34...but it didn't

hehehehehe I guess our childhood follows us forever! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
post #12 of 38
There definitely worse things that your name could rhyme with. I was Gina Cochina for about 5 years. icon_cry.gif In Spanish, Cochina means, disgusting or filthy.

Okay, enough with my pity party icon_cool.gif
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post #13 of 38
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Gina, that sucks....I am sorry to hear that.....BTW I love the avatar!!!!
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by krissy_kze

I am going through the exact same thing! Everyone I ask likes different things. I think you need to just go with your gut. You're the one that has to listen to it and live with it daily.

I have mine narrowed down to 2 or 3 names I think. I want to decide on one soon and get my web site up!

Good luck in deciding. It is SO hard coming up with a name you can live with!

-Krissy (who will not be using Krissy's Cakes"



I'm getting so frustrated w/this whole naming thing!! I've only come up w/one name it isn't that great. Everytime I ask for suggestions from friends or family all I get is "Christine Cakes"!! But just about every bakery in this area has a similar name..."XXX's cakes or bakery!! So I need something that is going to set me apart from them!!

BTW! I love Blue Birch Bakery and Takes The Cake...hope I can come up w/something good like those!!
post #15 of 38
Thread Starter 
Christine Cakes is cute....and catchy...when you are looking to name your business these are the components you want....cute, catchy and something people will remember. Of course, once they see and taste the cake your name could be schwinzerlheimmer and they will remember it...but until the entire population you are catering too has tasted them all they have to go by is the name....so again.....cute and catchy are the key...
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