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    cake shop?

    A shop that sells pastries is pastery shop
    A shop that sells bread is a bakery
    A shop that sells only cakes is a ?


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    Re: cake shop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    A shop that sells pastries is pastery shop
    A shop that sells bread is a bakery
    A shop that sells only cakes is a ?
    Hi,

    That's a good question. A "cake shop" sounds pretty natural to me. Certainly I would understand it (I'm a native English speaker from the United States).

    However in all my life I have only seen or heard about one store that sells nothing but cakes, and that's in my native
    Philadelphia, where this guy sells carrot cakes of all sizes...and everyone in the neighbourhood says "the carrot cake man". E.g.: "Let's go get something for dessert at the Carrot Cake Man".

    People can be so unpredictable, can't they?


    Matthew Balson
    auhtor of The Secret Lives of English Verbs

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    Re: cake shop?

    I'd probably still call it "the bakery."


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    Re: cake shop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    A shop that sells pastries is a pastry shop or patisserie
    A shop that sells bread is a bakery I would call a shop selling bread a baker's shop. To me bakery implies the bread is made there, which is not always the case.
    A shop that sells only cakes is a ? cake shop
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