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Old 04-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #21
 
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The best cupcake place around here is Kick A$$ cupcakes. I have bought stuff there for kids.
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Yes, but I don't have kids or hang ups about those sorts of things.
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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.
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Yes, why not?

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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.
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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???"

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

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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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.
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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???"

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.
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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?
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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?
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!
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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?
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.
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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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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.
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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/sweetgasmca.../photos_albums
I know my daughter would love this:
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