Cupcake shop not crazy about OQLF

Posted By: Shuyee Lee · 1/23/2013 1:23:00 PM

A West Island cupcake shop is the latest small business to have drawn the ire of the province's language watchdog.

For six years, Tanya Bouzaglo has been known as the Crazy About Cupcakes lady, selling her culinary creations from her Pointe Claire village storefront.

But last April, she appeared on the OQLF's radar and a few months later she was hit with four violations, including her company's name which would have to include a French descriptor such as pâtisserie to make it conform.

"Even if I'm adding in the word pâtisserie, people know me as Crazy about Cupcakes, not anything else, so it's going to change somewhat for sure," Bouzaglo told CJAD 800 News.

This week, an official paid her a visit with details about helping her to pay for the changes but they'll only pay for 3/4 of certain costs such as the logo design.

"Having to reprint all my business cards, even though I have 1000s sitting here in stock, my boxes, my stickers, I have to get rid of that and start fresh. That's what's a pain," Bouzaglo said.

"It's upsetting, it's discouraging, it's a big waste of time for me, and money."

Images: Crazy About Cupcakes

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