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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Just a hypothetical question. I'm not considering buying from them or anything bc they're not near me and I wouldn't order long distance.

    I just belong to the same online small biz community as the owner and I remarked that it was a strange name for a company that markets to parents (of young kids). Not mention it's corny IMO...but I didn't say that part.

    And the community kept saying to me, I should focus more on the quality of the product, not the name...a name is just a name.

    And as a former marketing major, I know a name is ~not~ just a name. And if I haven't already tasted the product, I can't totally focus on the quality...the quality of the art, yes. But obviously, not the taste.

    I would probably be able to hide the name from the kids. But if the cake was good, I'm sure some of the other parents at the party would want to know where I got it and be like "wth is wrong w/ her???" :sad3:

    But curious as to other opinions...I mean, in a world where you can market your business almost any kinda way, someone chooses that?

    If they're marketing to parents and for children, definitely a weird choice of names. I would think it was a more adult/upscale type of bakery. While the name doesn't impress me, it does get the point across that they think their products are *that good.* I would question any advice given from a business group who didn't think a name mattered in marketing...
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My concern wouldn't be for me. The parents might not want their kids attending any of my kids' future parties or spending time at my house or whatever. I wouldn't want my kids to suffer bc I had to have the cake w/ the cool, racy name. When you're dealing w/ other ppl's kids, you just try to be as nonoffensive as possible.

    Interesting....okay.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    NetG wrote: »
    Just a hypothetical question. I'm not considering buying from them or anything bc they're not near me and I wouldn't order long distance.

    I just belong to the same online small biz community as the owner and I remarked that it was a strange name for a company that markets to parents (of young kids). Not mention it's corny IMO...but I didn't say that part.

    And the community kept saying to me, I should focus more on the quality of the product, not the name...a name is just a name.

    And as a former marketing major, I know a name is ~not~ just a name. And if I haven't already tasted the product, I can't totally focus on the quality...the quality of the art, yes. But obviously, not the taste.

    I would probably be able to hide the name from the kids. But if the cake was good, I'm sure some of the other parents at the party would want to know where I got it and be like "wth is wrong w/ her???" :sad3:

    But curious as to other opinions...I mean, in a world where you can market your business almost any kinda way, someone chooses that?

    If they're marketing to parents and for children, definitely a weird choice of names. I would think it was a more adult/upscale type of bakery. While the name doesn't impress me, it does get the point across that they think their products are *that good.* I would question any advice given from a business group who didn't think a name mattered in marketing...

    Yes, I began to! I think they were slipping more into "let's be supportive...let's not judge or criticize" mode. But someone needed to IMO.

  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I could see where some uptight parents may not want their kids knowing where you got the cake, (so get rid of the box before any of them show up), but if the cake is that good why would they care? if the cake is so freaking good that i have to know where it came from, i dont care about the name just tell me!! whisper it in my ear, text me, write me, what ever it takes so the poor innocnet children cant hear some a dirty word.

    but if the parents are theat uptight that they will not allow their kids around your kids for future parites because you got a cake from this place, do you really think they should be in your kids lives anyway?

    can you image the conversation? "sorry honey you cant gop over there because they got the awseome cake from a naughty named bakery." like really? :confused3:
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    thelio wrote: »
    I could see where some uptight parents may not want their kids knowing where you got the cake, (so get rid of the box before any of them show up), but if the cake is that good why would they care? if the cake is so freaking good that i have to know where it came from, i dont care about the name just tell me!! whisper it in my ear, text me, write me, what ever it takes so the poor innocnet children cant hear some a dirty word.

    but if the parents are theat uptight that they will not allow their kids around your kids for future parites because you got a cake from this place, do you really think they should be in your kids lives anyway?

    can you image the conversation? "sorry honey you cant gop over there because they got the awseome cake from a naughty named bakery." like really? :confused3:

    Probably more like, "no you can't go over there; I told you I don't like them."

    My parents were super snobby about ppl's families when I was a kid, so I am sensitive to it. I'm trying to imagine the response if my father found out the cake at a party i'd gone to came from a place called "Sweetgasm." LOL I'd learn a lot of new words that day!

  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    I could see where some uptight parents may not want their kids knowing where you got the cake, (so get rid of the box before any of them show up), but if the cake is that good why would they care? if the cake is so freaking good that i have to know where it came from, i dont care about the name just tell me!! whisper it in my ear, text me, write me, what ever it takes so the poor innocnet children cant hear some a dirty word.

    but if the parents are theat uptight that they will not allow their kids around your kids for future parites because you got a cake from this place, do you really think they should be in your kids lives anyway?

    can you image the conversation? "sorry honey you cant gop over there because they got the awseome cake from a naughty named bakery." like really? :confused3:

    Probably more like, "no you can't go over there; I told you I don't like them."

    My parents were super snobby about ppl's families when I was a kid, so I am sensitive to it. I'm trying to imagine the response if my father found out the cake at a party i'd gone to came from a place called "Sweetgasm." LOL I'd learn a lot of new words that day!

    but is the cake really really good? if it is, dont deprive the kids of the yumminess. I still can remember the adult cake from my uncles party, it was so moist and soft, like you could sleep on! and buttery. oh sweet baby jeebus! i think i know where they came up with that horrible name! I get it now. :laughing6:
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I wouldn't buy from them because Sweetgasm is an incredibly stupid name and like CGNYC said --- just having to say it if someone asked where the cake came from would annoy me.
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  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    Its a stupid eye-roll inducing name if you are marketing to parents lol. If it was truly the greatest cake in town then it wouldn't stop me from buying. But all things being equal, no thanks. Marketing fail.

    FWIW it wouldn't bother me if my kids came home from your kids party asking what a sweetgasm was. I'd go with RCW's explanation. It would bother me if you had explained to them what an orgasm was lol.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I would buy it. Like others, take it out of the box or take the label off if it's a issue.

    They do some really great stuff!

    https://www.facebook.com/sweetgasmcake.artistry/photos_albums

    I know my daughter would love this:
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    There's children in the world named moniovaerithang and sexeena and I knew a girl named Sh*ttia(no lie).
    These are names we should be worrying about.
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I wouldn't care if my kid went to a party and had a Sweetgasm (ick!) cake. And I wouldn't think any differently of the parents. I'm pretty conservative in what I allow my kids to watch and read, but that wouldn't bother me in the least.

    Who has time for all of that judgment?
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    probably the same parents who come in my job for bday parties and talk to the other parents while their children practically kill themselves climbing on crap they shouldn't be climbing on. Destroying property.


    And then get mad at you when you tell their child to be careful, or please don't climb on that, please don't throw that. HOW DARE YOU TALK TO THEIR PRECIOUS ANGEL LIKE THAT.
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,938Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My daughter turned 7 in January. I bought some party stuff from Sam's (fruit, mostly) and because they don't have bags, they put some of it in boxes for me. I never unboxed it went straight to the party. I stacked the boxes out of the way while I was setting up.

    Anyone who thinks kids don't bother to read didn't have to answer the question, "Miss CGNYC, what are vitamins for mens prostate and sexual health" about fifteen times before she figured out where they were finding that particular phrase. Oops.

    For the record, no parents were angry but none of them really stepped in to help me answer either. Cowards. Although, "ask your parents" is apparently a perfectly satisfactory answer if you're seven.
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    FTR, my almost 10 year old boy would probably run around saying "Sweetgasm" just because it sounds like a cool expletive to a tween boy. Kids. :confused3:

    I wonder why she picked that name... It is super corny.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    when I did camps this kid came up to me and said "what does f*** mean?" I said after I had a transient ischemic attack, "A word you can't say". And that was it, and then I told his parents of course.


    Who knows what his parents did, but they weren't upset or angry.


    eta: I agree the name is corny indeed.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Sweetgasm is kind of a dumb name but it's not a dirty word (neither is orgasm for that matter). Even if the kids see it and repeat it, who's going to even know what they're saying? It's not a real word.
    If they make a great cake, I'd buy it.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    exactly it's not a real word.
    I would probably reevaluate my child's friendship with the kid who's parents are disgusted with you because you bought a cake from that place, they'll probably develop generational judgementalness anyway.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I think it would be a great name for an "adult" bakery (ie, sex themed) and even Ok for just a bakery that doesn't make a special point to market to kids.

    But if they are going to market to kids (to parents of kids), they are tacky to use the same name. IMO, they should market the kids items under a different business name and just pay for different packaging and business cards (but still keep DBA Sweetgasm on the back end).

    I was thinking more about marketing/consumer behavior and less about parenting when I started the thread...but the responses have been funny nevertheless.

  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Yeah, she gets the side-eye for that name for a bakery marketed towards families...

    A high school classmate has a kid-friendly bakery called Crumby Art. I think that is so cute!
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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If I were searching for a cake and came across that name, I'd assume it was an adult-themed business, which means I probably wouldn't buy from them because it wouldn't be what I was looking for. If my task was to find an adult-themed cake and they came up on the search, I'd certainly look at what they had to offer.

    It's just not a good choice for who they want their customers to be.

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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    murrrcat wrote: »
    exactly it's not a real word.
    I would probably reevaluate my child's friendship with the kid who's parents are disgusted with you because you bought a cake from that place, they'll probably develop generational judgementalness anyway.

    I was thinking about that. But sometimes kids are not like their parents. And I appreciate a parent being the bigger person if they really aren't trying to offend. I had conservative parents and I doubt they would care about sweetgasm but I'm sure there are other stuff they might not like that other parents kept from them and that's nice. Because then when I want to sleep over at so and so's house, my parents won't care because her parents are not sinful, bla bla. Totally disagree with your statement. Kids are not always like the parents. From what I've seen it's usually the opposite.

    But overall in this instance it seems extreme...
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I must be the only one who didn't even think adult themed, in fact I didn't think twice about sweetgasm, and orgasm until I read other posts and then I was like...I see what you did there.

    I think I would of caught on better to a sex themed cake shop if it was called Sexitime cake shop, Or Hot sexy Buns Bakery, Sextastic Cakes, S&M Cakes, Boners and Cakes, Cakes make your vulvas go whoa, Clitoral Stimulating Cakes, etc. Actually that should be a thread game, names for a sex themed cake shop. :lol:

    Nars cosmetics, I guess desensitized me to non sexual things having gasm in them. I didn't think sex theme cakes at all.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    murrrcat wrote: »
    exactly it's not a real word.
    I would probably reevaluate my child's friendship with the kid who's parents are disgusted with you because you bought a cake from that place, they'll probably develop generational judgementalness anyway.

    I was thinking about that. But sometimes kids are not like their parents. And I appreciate a parent being the bigger person if they really aren't trying to offend. I had conservative parents and I doubt they would care about sweetgasm but I'm sure there are other stuff they might not like that other parents kept from them and that's nice. Because then when I want to sleep over at so and so's house, my parents won't care because her parents are not sinful, bla bla. Totally disagree with your statement. Kids are not always like the parents. From what I've seen it's usually the opposite.

    But overall in this instance it seems extreme...


    I've seen kids deny black kids party invites for being black. So Yea.

    Some kids are not like their parents, and some are.
    The end.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think it would be a great name for an "adult" bakery (ie, sex themed) and even Ok for just a bakery that doesn't make a special point to market to kids.

    But if they are going to market to kids (to parents of kids), they are tacky to use the same name. IMO, they should market the kids items under a different business name and just pay for different packaging and business cards (but still keep DBA Sweetgasm on the back end).

    I was thinking more about marketing/consumer behavior and less about parenting when I started the thread...but the responses have been funny nevertheless.

    So is it really marketed towards families? I can't find a website, just a fb page which is blocked from my work.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    murrrcat wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »
    murrrcat wrote: »
    exactly it's not a real word.
    I would probably reevaluate my child's friendship with the kid who's parents are disgusted with you because you bought a cake from that place, they'll probably develop generational judgementalness anyway.

    I was thinking about that. But sometimes kids are not like their parents. And I appreciate a parent being the bigger person if they really aren't trying to offend. I had conservative parents and I doubt they would care about sweetgasm but I'm sure there are other stuff they might not like that other parents kept from them and that's nice. Because then when I want to sleep over at so and so's house, my parents won't care because her parents are not sinful, bla bla. Totally disagree with your statement. Kids are not always like the parents. From what I've seen it's usually the opposite.

    But overall in this instance it seems extreme...


    I've seen kids deny black kids party invites for being black. So Yea.

    Some kids are not like their parents, and some are.
    The end.

    Yes when it comes to that stuff more likely so. But when it comes to being uptight/conservative, most kids don't want to be goody goody..and if they are I don't see that as a bad influence.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    murrrcat wrote: »
    exactly it's not a real word.
    I would probably reevaluate my child's friendship with the kid who's parents are disgusted with you because you bought a cake from that place, they'll probably develop generational judgementalness anyway.

    I don't think in elementary school (or younger). Whoever your kids wind up in class with is who they're going to form friendships with (even if the friendships only last that school year). You don't want extra BS from the parents interfering w/ the friendships.

    Tho, admitedly, it is a stretch that a parent would see a Sweetgasm box at bday party and get mad.

    But I remember my parents giving me crap about this one's house being jacked up and the other one's mom being dumb, on and on and on.

    I can only imagine if they saw "Sweetgasm." LOL

    For my parents, it wouldn't be so much they didn't want me to know what the word "orgasm" means as much as it was they would consider the parents uncouth.

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Josephine wrote: »
    I think it would be a great name for an "adult" bakery (ie, sex themed) and even Ok for just a bakery that doesn't make a special point to market to kids.

    But if they are going to market to kids (to parents of kids), they are tacky to use the same name. IMO, they should market the kids items under a different business name and just pay for different packaging and business cards (but still keep DBA Sweetgasm on the back end).

    I was thinking more about marketing/consumer behavior and less about parenting when I started the thread...but the responses have been funny nevertheless.

    So is it really marketed towards families? I can't find a website, just a fb page which is blocked from my work.

    It's a full service cake bakery but shows lots of kid bday cake options. (And in the past it spolighted its Elmo cake.)

  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I had a set of parents who decided my son wasn't fit to play with their kid after my son said the word "penis" as a kindergartener. Apparently, they thought I should have washed his mouth out with soap or something, because I just shrugged it off and then they they shunned him. Oh well...I think they were the deviants...because PENIS isn't a dirty word. Sweetgasm isn't a dirty word either. Neither is orgasm. Or prostate. People are kinda nuts...I'm not into filtering my cake choices because someone might go nuts about it.
  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    this has me thinking of a situation that happened as a kid. My brother and I found a porno in the garage. Now, we were climbing on stuff and getting into things WAY THE **** UP THERE. It was a video tape that said Butterflies or something on it. We put it in and all the kids in the neighborhood got our first view at a porno. Two brothers that were there went home and somehow told their parents. Their parents called my parents and those kids never played at our house again. They were still friends with my brother, but they didn't play at our house again.

    I wonder how my parents dealt with that. I think I might have to work through my embarrassment and ask them.

    To be clear: the video was hidden well. My bro and I were just better and finding then my parents were at hiding.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I had a set of parents who decided my son wasn't fit to play with their kid after my son said the word "penis" as a kindergartener. Apparently, they thought I should have washed his mouth out with soap or something, because I just shrugged it off and then they they shunned him. Oh well...I think they were the deviants...because PENIS isn't a dirty word. Sweetgasm isn't a dirty word either. Neither is orgasm. Or prostate. People are kinda nuts...I'm not into filtering my cake choices because someone might go nuts about it.

    Orgasm & sweetgasm aren't dirty words but hardly appropriate conversation topics for kids young enough to want Sesame St characters on their bday cake.

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