I chose the business name Chantilly Bake Shop because I am a French trained pastry chef (Chantilly being the french word for a flavoured whipped cream), but I am also an English Canadian and did not want to tie myself completely to French pastry by calling it a Pâtisserie. I like how the name is a blend of French and English, much like Canada. I would like "Chantilly" to be much more prominent in the logo. I originally only wanted the name to be "Chantilly", but I felt I needed something in the name that indicated to the average person what type of business it is, as many would not know what Chantilly means. Chantilly is also a name of a town in France (north of Paris), known for its delicate lace.
I would like a logo that I could put on a chocolate transfer sheet and stickers for packaging. Perhaps the whole logo, or possibly just the "C" from Chantilly.
PS. I hate the cupcake trend! :)
******UPDATE***** So now that I have had a chance to see some logos, I have a better idea of what I like and what I am looking for. Thank you for your patience with my initially vagueness, you've helped me narrow down what I am looking for specifically for this shop.
1. I would like the "C" to be slightly more prominent than the rest of the letters (that can stand alone - or be adapted to stand alone - as a label for stickers/chocolate transfers.
2. I would like a logo where the lettering is horizontal, instead of on an angle.
3. I would like the word "Chantilly" to be fluid (script, cursive, or print that has a bit of "flow" to it somehow.)
4. I seem to like the designs better that have "Bake Shop" substantially smaller and in a different font than what is used for "Chantilly"
5. I am attracted to the designs with stylized writing and perhaps an abstract element over a pictorial element.
Hope that makes things easier for you all :) Great designs!!