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Would you buy from them?

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Would you buy a cake for a child's bday party from a company called Sweetgasm? Or just boycott on GP? :laughing4:

They are beautifully decorated.

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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    The name sucks. It doesn't roll off the tongue or anything.

    But the horrible play on words wouldn't keep me from buying cake.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    No I would not. I work for a wine distributor that carries "If You See Kay" wine which is absolutely delish, but I will not buy it because I don't want my kids talking about it at school, which they would do about the wine or the cake company. I just don't need that phone call.
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    Curlyminx wrote: »
    The name sucks. It doesn't roll off the tongue or anything.

    Try it with a severe southern accent: sweeeeeeeeet-ga-zim

    No, that's no better either. Sorry.
  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Also, when you buy a child's cake, when do they know where it comes from?

    I have no idea the names of the bakeries my parents shopped at when I was young. If they went to one because it make them laugh, more power to them.

    All I cared about was the cake. And frosting.

    I could not have cared less about the box. Pink, blue, black. Never entered my mind.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    I have a 6 year old that is learning to read and he reads EVERYTHING like he's a spy and English is his own secret code. So he'd read the label on the cake box with fury and thunder. And he'd repeat it when I'd least want him to :blush:

    If it weren't for that, yes, I would buy from them. I'd buy hubby a cake from there if we had the house to ourselves :thumbleft:
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    What Minxy said.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    if you really want the cake from there, take the label off, or put it in a different box.

    A name wouldn't really hinder me, Especially a place with cakes....
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  • macluanmacluan Posts: 326Registered Users
    If they had the best cake or type of cake that I wanted for my child's party or any party for that matter, I would buy it and not worry about the name. I would also explain it to my daughter if she asked. One of my friends back east used to make erotic cakes because she could sell a cake that takes the same amount of time that her princess cakes used to take for about ten times the amount. She made my daughter's Winnie the Pooh cake for her 1st birthday.

    I don't remember how old your children are but if they are in school, kids talk about all kinds of stuff. My daughter is in middle school and most of the kids watch Game of Thrones. I won't let her watch but if she asks me a direct questions about something she heard about the show, I will answer. I would let her watch if it wasn't so violent.

    My daughter is now 12 and I've always answered her questions and not "sheltered" her from the world the she is going to be on her own in, in what for me is a rather short time. She asked my husband and I about "69" the other day because some kids were referencing it at school and she didn't know what it meant. I explained. My husband froze. He said later that he thought I was brilliant, which is always nice to hear from your partner.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    If you take it out of the box and the child only sees the cake, will it still be an issue?
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    if you really want the cake from there, take the label off, or put it in a different box.

    A name wouldn't really hinder me, Especially a place with cakes....

    Yep.

    I wouldn't boycott on principle, but might on not wanting to deal with questions from kids - and if for a party would most definitely not want a label with name showing out for other people's kids to see. Without knowing your kids personally, I can't say if it's a discussion you'd even remotely be able to have at this stage for them, or if it would be better to make it a plain, unmarked box kind of cake...

    ETA: I wouldn't be surprised if the bakery had plain boxes with no labels they could use if you asked. Now, if they dismissed your concerns about children seeing the name on labels I would boycott on principle, as it's not their place to define how you raise your child.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Curlyminx wrote: »
    Also, when you buy a child's cake, when do they know where it comes from?

    I have no idea the names of the bakeries my parents shopped at when I was young. If they went to one because it make them laugh, more power to them.

    All I cared about was the cake. And frosting.

    I could not have cared less about the box. Pink, blue, black. Never entered my mind.


    I always knew where my bakery cakes came from, because my cousins owned a bakery for several years, but I still agree with this. It really did not matter where my cake came from, as long as it was delicious.

    I would take it out of the box, and not think twice about it.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,803Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    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!

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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,661Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    No I would not. I work for a wine distributor that carries "If You See Kay" wine which is absolutely delish, but I will not buy it because I don't want my kids talking about it at school, which they would do about the wine or the cake company. I just don't need that phone call.

    My name is Kay. I would so buy that wine. I'm going to google it, so I can get a bottle or 2....I would buy the cake. I like the name of the business, but would unbox it, so a young child wouldn't see the name.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Sweetgasm isn't even a real word. If the kid asked me about it, I'd answer truthfully:

    "I have no idea what it means; I think they made it up".

    And if he says the word in public, so what? It's not a real word...how can it be a bad word?
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    macluan wrote: »
    I don't remember how old your children are but if they are in school, kids talk about all kinds of stuff. . .

    K is 6 and just learning to read. He is not sheltered. For example, he knows where baby chicks come from. But that doesn't mean I want him saying Sweetgasm at school.

    The original question was would we buy a cake there for a child. I stand by my "no." You (general you) can make your own choices about your own kids.
  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    It's a cheesy name and it's just trying too hard. The second someone asked me where I got it and I had to say "Sweetgasm" my eyes would roll right out of my head. So no. And while I don't have some huge issue with my daughter reading and repeating the name, she would want details and it's not the kind of conversation I want to have over birthday cake. But mostly, I just dumb.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    it doesnt seem like an adult cake store so i dont see the issue. is the cakes not good? honestly it took me a second to get why the concern. my poor brain.

    i never remember even seeing a box that my sister's birthday cakes came in. i dont think anyone cared.

    sidestory: when i was about 8 my aunt through a birthday party for my uncle. she had a regular cake for the kids and an adult cake as a joke for him. it was a naked women i saw the cake. i ate the cake. it was the best freaking cake ever!!!! several relatives went to the bakery for kid friendly cakes because the bakery was just so good. i dont remember a box.
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I agree with RCW,

    I mean the little kid probably doesn't know what ORGASM means or even know about that word...period.


    So, if they asked what's sweetgasm...um the name of the bakery. Period point blank. Because it is.


    off topic:

    When I was a child I said orgasm out loud instead of organism because I learned about organisms in 4th grade and my parents freaked out, and then I kept saying orgasm because they spazzed, everytime I said it, I had no idea what it meant, I didn't care either, I just liked to make them spazz.


    Depending on the age a kid isn't going to care what the word means, and again, RCW point is truth, it's not a real word, its the name of the bakery. So techinically you don't have to explain anything, unless they know of the word orgasm...and can put those two together.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    For the record...I think Sweetgasm is a stupid name. I blame it on NARS.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    The best cupcake place around here is Kick A$$ cupcakes. I have bought stuff there for kids.
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  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    Yes, but I don't have kids or hang ups about those sorts of things.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    When I was a child I said orgasm out loud instead of organism because I learned about organisms in 4th grade and my parents freaked out, and then I kept saying orgasm because they spazzed, everytime I said it, I had no idea what it meant, I didn't care either, I just liked to make them spazz.

    ^^^ and this is why I wouldn't buy a cake from there for my child. He would say it and someone would react spastically and then he'd use it just for the reaction.

    It doesn't matter that it's not a real word because it would get a real reaction from someone and that reaction would be incentive for him to continue to say it and I have no need to hear it from my child. None.

    Am I offended by the name? No. Neither am I impressed by it. Meh.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,176Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yes, why not?
    thelio wrote: »
    it doesnt seem like an adult cake store so i dont see the issue. is the cakes not good? honestly it took me a second to get why the concern. my poor brain.

    i never remember even seeing a box that my sister's birthday cakes came in. i dont think anyone cared.

    This.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    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?

  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    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:

    Exactly.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Josephine wrote: »
    Yes, why not?

    Bc it's providing goods for children while trying to be sexually suggestive.

    And like someone upthread said, it's just trying too hard. Trying to do what, IDK. But some consumers might not want to encourage that stuff.

    It would be on thing if it was an "adult" bakery or catered specifically to bachelorette parties or something. But what's the reason for tje gratuitous sexual reference (when you are positioning yourself as a kids' bday cake bakery)?

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Springcurl wrote: »
    The best cupcake place around here is Kick A$$ cupcakes. I have bought stuff there for kids.

    I don't consider "kick ass" on the same plane as "orgasm" in terms of inappropriateness for kids. My kids are 5 and 8 and they are very familiar w/ the word "ass" and probably the expression "kick ass."

    Att his point they have no idea what an orgasm is or why someone might joke about having one after eating a cake.LOL

  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,176Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Josephine wrote: »
    Yes, why not?

    Bc it's providing goods for children while trying to be sexually suggestive.

    And like someone upthread said, it's just trying too hard. Trying to do what, IDK. But some consumers might not want to encourage that stuff.

    It would be on thing if it was an "adult" bakery or catered specifically to bachelorette parties or something. But what's the reason for tje gratuitous sexual reference (when you are positioning yourself as a kids' bday cake bakery)?

    I understand. I'm just not that conservative on these things. The name is tacky but if the product is good, I wouldn't care. I don't have kids, maybe I'd change my mind if I did but I doubt it.

    As for other people judging me because I bought a cake from sweetgasm, ummm really, lol ok. I would think they are uptight and weird, not me!
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    As for other people judging me because I bought a cake from sweetgasm, ummm really, lol ok. I would think they are uptight and weird, not me!

    If I really like my kid's friends, I don't want him to lose them because the parents think I am too risque. I don't care about what they think about me personally, but I do care about what affects my child's happiness.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Josephine wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »
    Yes, why not?

    Bc it's providing goods for children while trying to be sexually suggestive.

    And like someone upthread said, it's just trying too hard. Trying to do what, IDK. But some consumers might not want to encourage that stuff.

    It would be on thing if it was an "adult" bakery or catered specifically to bachelorette parties or something. But what's the reason for tje gratuitous sexual reference (when you are positioning yourself as a kids' bday cake bakery)?

    I understand. I'm just not that conservative on these things. The name is tacky but if the product is good, I wouldn't care. I don't have kids, maybe I'd change my mind if I did but I doubt it.

    As for other people judging me because I bought a cake from sweetgasm, ummm really, lol ok. I would think they are uptight and weird, not me!

    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.

    *** Didn't see goldencurly's post. Yes. Ppl will turn their nose up to you about anything. And why make it easier?

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