When choosing the business name (just before I did my first farmers' market in August 2009), I had a list of around 20 contenders. Some better than others. Here are some of them along with some of the comments fed back to me via friends and family.
"makes me think of a pair of pants"
Coffee, Tea or Me?
"Absolutely not (mother)"
"just don't like it"
More tea Vicar?
"you can't have anything religious"
Let them eat Cake
"so you think your future customers are peasants?"
Sweet Annie/Sweet Annie's
"sounds a bit dodgy"
And it went on. My big sister phoned a friend of hers who told her husband about my name-finding quest. "Well why doesn't she just call it 'T Ann Cake'?" Yes indeed. Why didn't we think of that? So, thank you once more Michael. There was one drawback. Although my market stall would only be serving sweet things, the whole point of starting the business was to one day have a cafe and we would be serving savoury things too.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I think a number of prospective customers may think that we only serve 'tea' and 'cake' but I think and hope that most know we do other things do.
In the meantime, here are some photos of some of the cakes and other sweet things that we've made over the last week or two...
|Vanilla pear-poached frangipane tarts, strawberry torte almond cake and chocolate oreo cake|
|Our sweet pastry filled with our chocolate fondant and local raspberries|
|Vanilla cupcakes with local strawberries, our sweet pastry for pecan pies|
|Dulce de leche brownies|