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post #1 of 37
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I am a high school senior who dreams of opening my own bakery one day. For now though, I am baking things from home and occasionally selling stuff. I want to make a facebook page and maybe even a website in the next year to really get my name out there, so I am able to sell more and practice more.

 

The problem is, I can't think of a name.

I was liking Mind Over Batter, but it is too long and too...silly. Not easily remembered at all.

 

My favorite bakery name is Crumbs Bakery. Simple. Short. Easily remembered. And most of all...different.

 

This name I want to stick with me from now until I open my own place.

 

I like one word names: ex. Crumbs Bakery. It is just simplier.

I don't really want anything with the word "sweet" in it. I plan on doing just about everything: cupcakes, cakes, pastries, bread, etc.

 

Any ideas? I want something different and unexpected, but at the same time...cute. Like Crumbs Bakery...but not, since that would be taken by a famous one in New York.

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 37

Hard to find a name for someone else - it should probably reflect what you like about baking, what you like about baked goods, or something else personal about you.  How about just writing some of your associations to baking.  then we can have some idea of what kind of name you might want.  You mentioned crumbs, but in a bakery there are also  flour, butter, there's a floury apron or a rolling pin - i don't know, you get my idea though. 

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #3 of 37

bread...

joey

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post #4 of 37
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I thought about that, but then people might get the idea that I just do bread.

 

post #5 of 37
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Hmm, well baking is everything to me. It is the reason I am alive today, as it pulled me out of my eating disorder. Food terrified me, and between baking and cooking I was able to learn to love food again. I still have some issues, but instead of starving myself, I bake something to ground myself back in reality rather than the illusion the eating disorder gives me.

 

Baking really is my passion.

 

 

Also, I plan on doing different diets aka gluten-free, vegan, low-fat, casein free, etc.

post #6 of 37

 

Welcome to ChefTalk Katherine,

 

Another name :

 

Baked 4-U

 

 

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post #7 of 37
Thread Starter 
Eh. Too cute...and/or expected lol. Thanks for your help though smile.gif
post #8 of 37

'pattycakes'?  'no borders' bakery? 'baking wothout borders' ?...maybe after a few cups of joe i'll think of more...maybe go with just your name....'katherine's'...simple and beautiful....if you're local, people will know you already by name.....hmmmm...i can see the marquee already!

joey

 

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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post #9 of 37
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I'm local right now, but I won't be always. My future will be on the other side of country smile.gif
post #10 of 37

A simple "Katherine's" should do well.

Its going to be YOUR shop,YOUR goodies, YOUR ideas.YOUR risk, YOUR pruducts, YOUR dreams and deserves YOUR name.

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post #11 of 37

Think for a minute...are you looking for a name for your bakery or for identifying you?

 

As a senior in HS, you are what, 18? You have at least 40 more years to pursue your dreams, do you really want to be tied to a name that you pick now to describe what you will become?

 

If so, here are some ideas to stimulate your creative juices:

  • Kreative Katherine
  • Katherine's Kreations (could be the "parent name" for Katherine's KupKakes, Katherine's Kakes, Katherine's Knishes, etc.
  • Komfort by Katherine (again, maybe the "parent name")

 

You may envision doing everything now but you need to think about being able to adapt to changing markets, I wouldn't tie the name to anything specific, i.e. cupckaes, cakes, breads, etc., that might limit future options, even baking may be too restrictive, you never know what the future may bring, you may even be persuaded to the "dark side", i.e. savory cooking crazy.gif

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post #12 of 37
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I want a name for the bakery and my business smile.gif
post #13 of 37
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Originally Posted by Katherine03 View Post

I want a name for the bakery and my business smile.gif

As long as you are convinced that you have defined your business and your bakery supports that business, go for it!

 


 

 

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post #14 of 37

How about

Flour

Flour & co

The Oven

The Rolling Pin

Comfort

The Warm Oven

 

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #15 of 37
Thread Starter 

I really was thinking about Flour Bakery for a while...but then I got turned off when I realized that when hear from word of mouth it will sound like Flower Bakery. :/

post #16 of 37

Just a thought,

 

If you have a signature dish , a favorite cupcake , a bread, pie etc. whatever , and it means something to you because you have put your own twist on it, then I would name it  "Katherine's _____".

 

I think its terrific that you are envisioning your store , its name and all the other products you can see being made.

 

"Also, I plan on doing different diets aka gluten-free, vegan, low-fat, casein free, etc."

 

Something you may want to try and that is baking with quinoa flour. Gluten-free and has a nice balance of amino acids and vitamins and minerals. They say its the least allergenic of grains (so they say).

Good option on your go-to list maybe ?

 

Petals.

 

When you are not thinking of a name, it will suddenly come to you.

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Wine and Cheese
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post #17 of 37

petals is right...the perfect name will come to you...be patient......in the meantime, here are my morning contributions...

 

Katherine's Oven

Baked

Katherine's Serious Delights

 

just a thought...what about an ethnic name?....for example, the word for crumbs in spanish is 'migas', crumb would be 'miga'

and may i add that i congratulate you and wish you the best...please do remember though, don't forget to have fun....you are young but life is short...see the big picture....enjoy!

joey


Edited by durangojo - 4/14/12 at 9:36am

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post #18 of 37

lts try it again with "KATHERINE'S BAKES"

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post #19 of 37

OR   "KATHERINE BAKES"

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post #20 of 37

I tend to agree with chefpete

I may not be a Pro, but I'd like to throw my two cents in, FWIW ...

you're how old?

you've got a lot of living to do, places to go, people to met

life will take many twists and turns along the way

things will change and so will you

and so will your business plan

be flexible

from ...

My kitchen in the middle of the desert

A Hui Hou (until we met), ALOHA!

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from ...

My kitchen in the middle of the desert

A Hui Hou (until we met), ALOHA!

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post #21 of 37

Katherine,

 

Permit me to relay my own career highlights:

  • At 18, I had my own business developing electronic measuring equipment while attending a junior college
  • At 20, I transferred to a four year college majoring in Electronic Engineering
  • At 23, I spent two years in the Army teaching electronics
  • At 25, I returned to school majoring in business administration
  • At 30, I graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and became employed as a Ranch and Farm Manager
  • At 37, I started my own Farm Management and Ag consulting company
  • At 39, I started work for the World Bank as an Ag Consultant
  • At 41, I was managing a 25,000 acres multi-crop farm in the Yemen Arab Republic
  • At 46, I was working as a systems analyst and computer consultant for agriculture
  • At 50, I was a dance instructor and DJ in addition to my computer consulting work
  • At 58, I started my personal chef business
  • At 64, I was elected to my local City Council
  • At 65, I opened my own restaurant
  • At 68, I retired from the restaurant business and returned to my personal chef and dance instruction as well being re-elected as a City Council member
  • Approaching 70, life goes on in a far different manner than I ever envisioned when I was 18 and knew what my life would be like.

 

Think about that when picking your bakery name, do not foreclose opportunities before they knock on your door!

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post #22 of 37

The Box of Delights (a book by a British author that my children adored!)

post #23 of 37

Combo of above suggestions:

Katherine's Oven

 

Viennese Kitchen

 

Baker's Joy

 

Oven Creations

 

Great Bakes

 

Magic Oven

 

But as I think of all the memorable bakerys I've know, the all had the name of the owner in them, mostly last names.

DD

 

 

post #24 of 37

Katherine's Crumbs  or go with the cutsey Katherine's Krumbs

 

Flour Bakery is already in business in Boston (Joanne Chang just published a book)

 

I think you should spend some time working in a bakery and getting a feel for what you like and what you don't like to make and that might help steer you in a naming direction.  In the meantime, see if you can volunteer at a kitchen in a senior center and bake for the clients there (I don't mean a nursing home, I mean a community senior center).  Are you serv-safe certified? 

 

 

post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by JCakes View Post...  Are you serv-safe certified? .

As a http://www.servsafe.com/manager/food-safety-training-and-certification, not as a Food Handler?
 

 

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post #26 of 37
How about Mind Batters
post #27 of 37

if baking is everything to you and pulled you out of your eating disorder and you plan on doing low fat, gluten free,vegan,as well as the usual comfort products how about " life " 

post #28 of 37

Pete that was inspiring to read. i'm hitting 40 and am still on that same journey.  i have started out sooo sure of what i will do and become at such an early age and i have to say, none of what i went through was in my plan. Life has taken me in all directions.  it has been a fun ride to say the  least.  one thing always remained consistent though for me. baking.  been doing it since i was 3 and never once considered it as part of my plan because it was a hobby.  i'm a successful business owner of a residential cleaning company, which, i am letting go soon as my body cannot take the abuse anymore.  then it hit me.. go to school to learn more skill on baking and pastry.  it has always been my happy place my entire life.  

 

so, in short (or not)  don't settle on a name until you are at that point to have to make a name.  between the time of now and the time you will actually need that name, you may be doing something entirely different :)

post #29 of 37

Pete that was inspiring to read. i'm hitting 40 and am still on that same journey.  i have started out sooo sure of what i will do and become at such an early age and i have to say, none of what i went through was in my plan. Life has taken me in all directions.  it has been a fun ride to say the  least.  one thing always remained consistent though for me. baking.  been doing it since i was 3 and never once considered it as part of my plan because it was a hobby.  i'm a successful business owner of a residential cleaning company, which, i am letting go soon as my body cannot take the abuse anymore.  then it hit me.. go to school to learn more skill on baking and pastry.  it has always been my happy place my entire life.  

 

so, in short (or not)  don't settle on a name until you are at that point to have to make a name.  between the time of now and the time you will actually need that name, you may be doing something entirely different :)

post #30 of 37

From reading the previous responses, I came up with a few options:

 

 Life's Delights

 Baker's Delights

 Katherine's Cookery

 Bakery Basket

 Selfish Delights

 

 

 

 HOWEVER:

In my honest opinion, no matter who suggests names for you or provides you with ideas, you ultimately will come up with your own. While this forum is helpful for sparking your imagination for a bakery title, you will be the one who finally chooses the "perfect" name for your bakery.

 

Good luck!

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