World Building: Bakery Names

Every fictional town needs a bakery! Where else can your characters stop for a Danish when they’re feeling sad pick up a box of doughnuts for the office? It might also be a great place for a breakup, an important clue, or even just a storefront that your character walks past on their way to something more important.

Of course, you’ve got to name that bakery! Here are a few that I’ve come up with in my writing exercises as I’m world building. I can’t guarantee that they haven’t been used anywhere before, but perhaps they’ll be enough to inspire you.

  • For Cake’s Sake
  • The Sugar Shack
  • Sprinkled with Fun
  • The Frosting Factory
  • Buttercream Dreams
  • Flour Power
  • The Cookie Cutter
  • Babycakes
  • Upper Crust
  • Buns in the Oven (could be particularly cute if the owner has a lot of kids!)
  • Rise to the Occasion
  • The Cakewalk
  • Cookie Crumbles
  • Sugar Shop
  • Loafing Around
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Icing on the Cake
  • You Take the Cake
  • Patty’s Cakes
  • A Slice of the Pie
  • Breaking Bread

What would you add to this list? I’d love to know! I’m sure I’ll be adding more myself, so be sure to check back. Don’t forget to take a peek at my Writers’ Resources page for more inspiration!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.



Filed under cozy mystery, worldbuilding, writers resources

7 responses to “World Building: Bakery Names

  1. Flour Power is particularly fun! : )

  2. Haha, I love the Sweet Dreams one. I can’t help but think of the song by Eurythmics, not to mention that one scene from X-Men

  3. chattingaboutgod

    I saw this and I thought of a hallmark movie lol

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