Cake Mania

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For the overview of the game series, see Cake Mania (series).
Cake Mania
Cake Mania logo.png
Developer(s) Sandlot Games
Publisher(s) Sandlot Games
Engine PopCap Games Framework
Platform(s) Windows, Adobe Flash Player, Nintendo DS, Mobile Phones, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Wii
Release date(s) September 15, 2006[1]
Genre(s) Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

Cake Mania is a name and also a series of cooking and time management video games developed and published by Sandlot Games in 2006. The Wii version is known as Cake Mania: In the Mix!


Jill Evans, who was inspired by her baker grandparents, developed a love for pastry cooking and went to a culinary school. When Jill comes back from culinary school, she finds her grandparents' bakery, Evans' Bakery, closed. Jill decides to open her own bakery and work her way up the business ladder so she can buy back her grandparents' bakery. She also learns about how to deal with some very tricky customers along the way.[clarification needed]


The player controls Jill, a baker. Customers come in and line up, giving Jill their orders. The player must then direct Jill so that she creates the cake each customer wants, hopefully before the customer becomes tired of waiting and leaves. Jill can use other items such as cupcake's and a television to help keep her customers patient while they wait.

Virtual money earned in the game can be used to buy additional baking equipment such as a second oven, better frosting machine, cupcake microwave, or even faster shoes to keep Jill ahead of the orders.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 55%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score C+[3]
Eurogamer 4 of 10[4]
G4 1 of 5[5]
Game Informer 65%[6]
GamePro 3.5 of 5[7]
GamesMaster 69%[8]
GameSpot 4.0 of 10[9]
GameSpy 3 of 5[10]
GamesRadar 4 of 10[11]
GameZone 7.0 of 10[12]
IGN 6.5 of 10[13]
Nintendo Power 55%[14]
NGamer 55%[15]


  1. ^ IGN: Cake Mania
  2. ^ "Cake Mania (ds: 2007): Reviews". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
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  4. ^ Keza MacDonald. "DS Roundup Review - Page 1 // DS /// Eurogamer - Games Reviews, News and More". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Cake Mania Review Videos -". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  6. ^ "Cake Mania". Game Informer: 97. May 2007. 
  7. ^ Princess, Rebel (May 14, 2007). "Review : Cake Mania [DS] - from". Archived from the original on 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Cake Mania". GamesMaster: 83. December 2007. 
  9. ^ Apr, Posted (April 9, 2007). "Cake Mania for DS Review - DS Cake Mania Review". Majesco Games. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  10. ^ Di, Elisa. "GameSpy: Cake Mania Review". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  11. ^ Words: Alan Kim, GamesRadar US. "Cake Mania | Games". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  12. ^ "Cake Mania Review - Nintendo DS". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  13. ^ Harris, Craig. "IGN: Cake Mania Review". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  14. ^ "Cake Mania". Nintendo Power: 103. June 2007. 
  15. ^ "Cake Mania". NGamer: 70. December 2007. 

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