============================================================================== |====| Cake Mania |====| |====| |====| |====| Complete Guide |====| |====| |====| |====| Author: Chocobahn |====| |====| Version 1.00 |====| |====| Last updated: 09 June 2008 |====| ============================================================================== :====================: =============================: TABLE OF CONTENT :============================= :================: Copyright Notice......................[0100] Version Update........................[0200] Introduction..........................[0300] Control...............................[0400] Menu..............................[0401] Baking............................[0402] Frosting..........................[0403] Decorating........................[0404] Collecting Payment................[0405] Layering..........................[0406] Customers.............................[0500] Patience..........................[0501] Equipment.............................[0600] Oven..............................[0601] Frosting Machine..................[0602] Decorating Machine................[0603] Microwave.........................[0604] Television........................[0605] Display Case......................[0606] Shoes.............................[0607] Bin...............................[0608] Quota.................................[0700] Tips..................................[0800] FAQ...................................[0900] Email.................................[1000] Odds and Ends.........................[1100] Credits...............................[1200] o==============================================================================o : [0100] LEGAL / COPYRIGHT : o==============================================================================o Cake Mania, its associated characters and events are the property of Majesco. No profits of any kind are being made from the usage of these entities. I am in no way directly connected to any person(s) working for Majesco and/or its associated companies. So don't email me asking when the next Cake Mania game is coming out. I doubt there will ever be one. Any other copyright entities are the property of their respective owners. This guide copyright 2008 Chocobahn. No part of this document, either in part or in whole, can be reproduced in any way, shape or form on any form of media for commercial use. This document is strictly for PERSONAL use only. It cannot be used as a profit making (money or otherwise) entity, promotional material and/or any other ways for commercial purposes. Websites other than those listed below are allowed to host this guide. However, no part of this guide may be modified in any way and must be presented in its entirety, including this notice. Please send me an email to indicate that you have made this guide available on your site. This document is made available to the following website(s) as of the time of last update. The latest version will ONLY be uploaded to GameFAQs. If you have obtained this guide from other websites, and it has not been marked as complete, it might be worth while to check GameFAQs for the latest version. http://www.gamefaqs.com http://www.gamesradar.com/ http://www.supercheats.com/ o==============================================================================o : [0200] VERSION UPDATE : o==============================================================================o Version 1.00 - 09 June 2008 - First public release o==============================================================================o : [0300] INTRODUCTION : o==============================================================================o Thank you for downloading this guide. I hope this guide will help you in your quest to finish this game. In all honesty, this game is far from being good. But it does hold certain appeal to those gamers who are not afraid to do the same tasks over and over again, level after level. It is not a bad time waster if you have a day or two to spare and nothing else better to play on your DS. o==============================================================================o : [0400] CONTROL : o==============================================================================o The upper screen displays the time, the number of lives, the customers, their patience level and if you have a television installed, the program that is currently showing. All inputs are done via the stylus on the touch screen. Command is entered by touching the item required. (eg. Touch the desired shape on the oven to bake a cake) Once a command is entered, a tick will appear on the item. Multiple input can be entered, and will be executed sequentially. The shop can hold up to four customers at any one time. Each will have a separate speech bubble to indicate the desired cake. The followings describe the process of serving the customer. For the sake of simplicity, all customers regardless of gender will be referred to as "he" hereafter. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0401] Distributing Menu : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o As soon as the customer enters the bakery, he will ask for a menu (a piece of paper in the speech bubble). Click on the speech bubble to hand out the menu. After a few seconds, he will place an order. Four pieces of information is presented: 1) The shape of the cake 2) The number of layers 3) The colour of icing 4) The decoration required (if any) o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0402] Baking : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o The cake oven is located at the top of the bakery. It will always have four shapes. While the Circle, Rectangle and Star are always there, the fourth shape changes depending on the time of the year. The following table displays the shapes associated with a given month. Month Shape ----- ----- Jan Triangle Feb Heart Mar Triangle Apr Egg May Triangle Jun Triangle Jul Triangle Aug Triangle Sep Triangle Oct Pumpkin Nov Triangle Dec Christmas tree To bake a cake, click on the shape desired. The baked cake will sit on the table until picked up. If it is not picked up by the time the second cake comes out, the first cake will be thrown out and be considered as a loss. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0403] Frosting : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o At the bottom of screen is the frosting machine. There are four colours to choose from - red, white, brown and purple. Each layer of the cake will take on one of the four colours. To put icing on the cake, make sure to have a cake in hand, then select the colour desired. The frosting process will automatically start when Jill puts down the cake. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0404] Decorating : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o If a customer requires cake decoration, it will be displayed next to the cake in his speech bubble. After the cake is frosted, bring the cake to the decoration table located on the right hand side of the shop and click on the desired decoration. The process will start automatically. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0405] Collecting Payment : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Carry the finished cake to the customer by clicking on his speech bubble. The cake will be wrapped and the customer will put money on the counter. Payment must be collected in order to clear the queue. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0406] Layering : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Sometimes a customer will want to have more than one layer on his cake. To stack up the layers, bake two cakes. Frost the bottom layer first, then pick up the TOP layer of the cake and place it on top of the BOTTOM layer. Then frost the top layer. Alternatively, both layers can be frosted first before stacking up the layers. However, the bottom layer MUST be frosted before the top layer can be laid. For example, a customer wants a red star on the bottom, and a white circle on top. Bake a star and a circle cake, then put red icing on the star, pick up the circle and place it on top of the red star. Finally, put white icing on top. Alternatively, if there are two frosting machines, both cakes can be frosted simultaneously. o==============================================================================o : [0500] CUSTOMERS : o==============================================================================o All customers are essentially the same. The only difference is their level of patience. All customers have a maximum of five hearts. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0501] Patience : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o The level of patience for each customer is indicated as hearts that appears on top of each customer. Needless to say, the more hearts the better. Some type of customers will be more patient than other. A heart will disappear periodically. As heart disappears, the customer will become more and more impatient. A warning tone will sound when there is only one heart left. After which the customer will leave if all hearts disappear. The finished cake must be delivered before the customer runs out of hearts. Tips will be given by the customer depending on the number of hearts he has when he receives the cake. Customer who have five hearts will give the most tips. The amount of tips decreases as the number of hearts decreases. There are two ways to increase the number of hearts - Cupcakes and television. They are discussed in the equipment section below. o==============================================================================o : [0600] EQUIPMENT : o==============================================================================o There are eight types of equipment found in the game. Only the TV, display case and the bin are not upgradable. The rest can be upgraded. Naturally, the higher the upgrade, the more expensive it is. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0601] Oven : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Located at the top of the bakery. The bakery can hold up to 3 ovens. Name Cost Description ------------------- ---- ---------------- Bake Pro 1000 1500 Normal speed Bake Master 2000 2000 Faster speed Lightning Bake 5000 3000 Fastest speed o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0602] Frosting Machine : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Located on the bottom of the bakery. The bakery can hold up to 3 frosting machine. Name Cost Description --------------------------- ---- --------------- Frost-a-Matic 600 Normal speed Fast Frost 2000 1000 Faster speed Lean Mean Frosting Machine 1500 Fastest speed o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0603] Decorating Machine : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Located on the right of the bakery. Decorating machine adds monetary value to the price of the cake by putting decoration on the cake. There are two machines, each with 4 decorative pieces available through upgrade. Name Cost Description ------------------- ---- --------------------------------- Tradewinds Ship 500 Add $10 to the price of the cake Super Granny Topper 700 Add $15 to the price of the cake Slyder Topper 1000 Add $20 to the price of the cake Snail Mail Topper 1500 Add $25 to the price of the cake Candle 400 Add $10 to the price of the cake Rose Topper 700 Add $15 to the price of the cake Wedding Topper 1500 Add $25 to the price of the cake Strawberry topper 1000 Add $20 to the price of the cake Deco Lite 1000 400 Normal speed Deco Deluxe 2000 1000 Faster speed Deco Deluxe 5000 1500 Fastest speed * Speed can only be upgraded after all four decorations have been purchased. o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0604] Microwave : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Microwave is used to produce cupcakes. Cupcakes are the most effective way to increase the number of hearts of the customers. They are automatically made once installed in the bakery. The microwave will produce new cupcakes when the last one is given out. Simply pick up a cupcake and click on the speech bubble of the desired customer. Name Cost Description ------------------- ---- -------------- Cupcake Microwave 500 Normal speed Quick Cake Deluxe 750 Faster speed Space Cake 2000 1000 Fastest speed o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0605] Television : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o The TV has three channels, and will periodically be turned off. Hence, it is necessary to turn it back on every now and then. The three channels are cartoon, cooking and news. Different customers will react differently to the TV shows. Children tend to like cartoon, the ladies the cooking show and news for the men. The customers will not react negatively towards a particular channel (i.e. men will not lose hearts for watching cartoon). Hit the L and R to change channels. Cost: $1000 o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0606] Display Case : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Used to display finished cakes (i.e. frosted cakes), there is a chance that a customer will want to have the cake on display. The order can then be quickly satisfied and maximum tips can be given. In reality, it is just a place to put a cake that has been mistakenly made. Instead of throwing it away, the cake can be put on display in hope that one of the customers will want it. Cost: $200 o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0607] Shoes : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o Shoe can be 'upgraded' so that Jill can walk faster around the bakery. Name Cost Description ------------------ ---- ----------------------------- Cloud Crosstrainer 500 Normal speed Winglips 1000 Faster speed Smokin' Sneakers 1500 Fastest speed o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o : [0608] Bin : o------------------------------------------------------------------------------o As the name suggested, this is where all the unwanted cakes go. If the display case and all the tables are full, and the cake is unwanted, the bin is the only place it can go. Throwing things out (and all unsold cakes) will be deducted from the profit at the end of the stage. The bin is located below the microwave. o==============================================================================o : [0700] QUOTA : o==============================================================================o Each month contains a quota that must be met in order to pass. If the quota is not met at the end of the stage, Jill will lose one life. It's game over if four lives are lost. The following displays the level and the quota needed in the main story. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Bakery Beach Circus Casino Month Quota ($) Quota ($) Quota ($) Quota ($) ------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Jan 200 400 500 600 Feb 250 500 600 700 Mar 300 600 700 800 Apr 400 700 800 900 May 500 800 900 1000 Jun 600 1000 950 1050 Jul 700 1000 1000 1100 Aug 800 950 1050 1200 Sep 850 950 1100 1250 Oct 900 1000 1200 1700 Nov 1000 1000 1250 1900 Dec 1300 1000 1300 1900 o==============================================================================o : [0800] TIPS : o==============================================================================o - Always pick up the cake before setting the oven for the next one. - If the customer does not ask for decoration, use the leftmost frosting machine if possible. It is quicker to give the finished cake to the customer. - If the customer asks for decoration, use the rightmost frosting machine. It is the closest to the decoration machine. - For maximum tips, keep the customer happy at five hearts. Give cupcakes to the customer before giving him the cake. - Remember to turn on the TV once in a while. It turns off by itself after a while. - Only manage three customers at once. Don't hand out the menu to the fourth customer until one of the other three cakes are almost complete. But watch out for the hearts. - Good way to manage customer is to use the left set of oven / frosting machine for the first customer in line, the middle set for the second customer and the right set for the third customer. That way, you will know which customer you are serving. - Giving out menu will increase one heart. So you can ignore someone with five hearts for a while before handing him the menu. o==============================================================================o : [0900] FAQ : o==============================================================================o Q1: Help! I didn't make a mistake, but I still can't meet the quota. A1: Make sure the customers are happy (at least 3 hearts) when they receive the cake. You can do that by turning on the TV to the channel they like, or give them cupcakes. They will give out more tips. o==============================================================================o : [1000] EMAIL - DO'S AND DON'TS : o==============================================================================o DO contact me if you: + think I am not making things clear enough. + found an error in this guide. + have information regarding anything not covered in this guide. + have any suggestions on how to improve this guide. + want to congratulate me on a job well done. + want to hire me as a technical writer. ^_^. DON'T contact me for the followings: - ask anything that is already covered in this guide. Your email shall be totally disregarded. - junk mail, forward mail, chain mail, any mail about extending my body part, buying a Rolex, or claiming lottery wins, etc. I shall ask Jill to throw you into the oven and turn it on to full power. - Basically don't contact me for anything that does not relate to this game. When sending email, * write in proper English in order to receive a proper response. Can't help you if I don't understand your request. * put "Cake Mania" (or something similar) in the subject line. I do receive crap load of junk mail, and will delete anything that remotely looks like spam. If you don't do that, I may delete your mail by accident. * when contributing, state whether you want to have your email address published. Default is opt-in (i.e. I will publish your email address unless you told me otherwise). * either to me or one of the contributors, just replace the [#at#] with the "@" symbol, and [#dot#] with "." (without quotes). This is to avoid junk mail. I know, it's annoying, blame all those who spam. Now, here is the email address you have all been waiting for: mrc3333[#at#]yahoo[#dot#]com o==============================================================================o : [1100] ODDS AND ENDS : o==============================================================================o While I have made it my destiny to ensure the integrity and accuracy of this guide, I cannot and will not guarantee the accuracy and usefulness of any and all information presented in this guide. Use them at your own risk. If you have spotted any mistakes, language-wise and/or information-wise, I can be contacted at the email address list above. Please follow the email guideline mentioned above. If you have any suggestions on what I should put in, leave out, etc. Please contact me. I will consider all suggestions. Of course, I have the final say. No cake fights were initiated during the making of this guide. o==============================================================================o : [1200] CREDITS : o==============================================================================o Thanks to: - Majesco, for the game - All the sites that host my guide - You, the reader for downloading and reading this guide Hope you have enjoyed this guide. That's it for now, boys and girls. Until next time, you are reading yet another Chocobahn production. ~ Chocobahn ~ http://mygamingrant.blogspot.com For my game reviews and other FAQs, visit: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/46154.html ==========[ ***** END OF DOCUMENT ***** ]=======================================</p>