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Cake Mania 3

JohnBThe Cake Mania series is back with its third installment, Cake Mania 3! Not content to confine the game to slinging cakes in fancy modern-day locales, Sandlot installed an interesting storyline that splits the game into five unique areas, each in a different time period and different place. While the core mechanics remain unchanged, Cake Mania 3 serves up something unique in the resource management series to create a wholly enjoyable game.

cakemania3.jpgJill, the star of every Cake Mania game, is fretting over the details of her upcoming marriage. Just when she thinks everything will work out, the Time Bender artifact she received at the end of Cake Mania 2 is shattered into half a dozen pieces! Each of her friends picks up a shard and is transported to a different period in history, from the prehistoric era to ancient China, Egypt, and more. In order to bring them back, Jill must visit each location and — you guessed it — bake cakes!

The overall objective of Cake Mania 3 is to serve customers the cake they ordered as fast as possible to earn more cash. Bake the right cake, put the correct icing on top, add any extras and take it to the customer right away. Between levels, use the money to upgrade to faster, more efficient machines, buy Jill better shoes so she can walk faster, or to purchase additional items that help you squeeze a little extra money out of each patron.

Customer types in Cake Mania 3 have a more direct affect on gameplay than before. For example, if a leader walks in to your store, he must be served before any other customer. Robin Hood also makes an appearance and will steal money off of the counter, encouraging you make cash-gathering trips a top priority. These little touches add just the slightest twist to the gameplay and get you to change your playing strategy.

cakemania32.jpgAnalysis: It's great to see such an established franchise branch out and embrace new ideas. Cake Mania 3 goes a long way to removing the same old atmosphere present in previous games (and in most resource management titles). Part of this is due to the extraordinary variety in artwork and styles, all of which are bright, colorful, creative and fun. Jill's outfit changes depending on what time period she's in, which is a subtle but effective way to brighten up the look of the game.

Once you're over the initial visual upgrade and have digested the somewhat odd storyline, Cake Mania 3 settles into familiar territory. Maybe too familiar for some, as the mechanics have barely been tweaked since the last release. Building and serving cakes is the same no matter what time period you're in, and I would have loved to see the process shifted a bit to compensate for each era's technological leanings.

Cake Mania 3 starts off very slowly, so you'll have to spend a little time digging into the game before you get to the really good stuff. And this game has more hidden gameplay gems than the previous titles, such as unlockable mini-games. Cake Mania 3 is different from its predecessors in many ways, but the changes are all for the better and make it a fun, interesting, and often zany experience.

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Like many others, I found Cake Mania 3 to be very challenging when I got into the third and fourth levels. I read through all of the comments and started a new game using everyone's suggestions. Success!! So, here is (hopefully) a well-rounded list of tips and suggestions to get through the game.

Oven and frosting machines:

Focus on upgrading only one oven and frosting machine at first. Upgrade them all the way to gold before buying the second ones. The speed of the upgraded oven and froster will serve you well, better than trying to juggle two or three slow machines.

Toppers:

Hold off on buying all the toppers. Speed is the key at this point and you need to spend your dollars carefully to upgrade your oven and froster. I didn't have all the toppers until the near the end of the sixth level.


Television:

The television is a good investment. It can almost make your cupcakes obsolete. Learn which channel all of the customers like and keep hitting the television buttons. Try to keep everyone at five stars for the biggest tips. Don't bother upgrading to the wide screen television. I couldn't tell any difference.

Television channels:

Here is a list of the channels that each customer likes. I'm going to refer to the channels as the color of the buttons. On my computer, the upper left button is blue, upper right is orange, lower left is yellow, and lower right is green.

Unicorns - Orange
Robin Hood - Yellow
Witches - Green
Girl dinosaurs - Blue
Boy dinosaurs - Orange
Fairies - Blue
Wizards - Blue
Executioner - Blue
Marquis - Green
Lady in blue dress with ship hat - Green
Hunchback - Blue
Napoleon - Yellow
Monkey - Orange
Emperor - Yellow
Warrior - Blue
Dragon - Yellow
Geisha - Blue
Pharaoh - Blue
Anubis - Orange
Mummy - Yellow
Queen - Green
Egyptian bird face - Orange
Caveman - Orange
Opera performer - Orange
Fat lady - Blue

Refrigerator:

Upgrade to the refrigerator fairly soon in the game. An excellent strategy is to make the most expensive cakes ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. It saves time and brings in more money. If you know you're going to win the level once the bakery is closed and not letting in more customers, go ahead and make a couple of expensive cakes for the refrigerator. They'll be there at start of business the next day and you won't waste any time making them.

Watch the line:

Keep an eye on the customers waiting in line. Make the smallest and easiest cakes first to get those customers out. Same goes for the ones who just want drinks. If you keep the line moving, you'll have more customers and be able to make more money.

Arrange the kitchen:

While you're using just one oven and froster, arrange the kitchen so that they are close to each other. This will save on time spent walking back and forth. You can move things around while you're in the purchase screen.

Sugar Rush:

Try to get those Sugar Rush power ups as often as you can. They make a huge difference. Think in terms of three. Bake three cakes, hand out three menus, collect three money, etc. Sets of three charge the Sugar Rush bar and that can make the difference in winning a level.

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I'm about halfway through playing this new Cake Mania and I totally love it! It's hard to break away. It's become quite challenging at this point to even make the bakery goal. I have to sometimes play a level 3 or 4 times, but it's very cute.

I'm curious, too. Is this mostly a girls' game or do the guys like to play it?

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Love the series, love this installment -- but difficulty ramps up FAR TOO QUICKLY midway through the third level (and it doesn't matter what order you play them in). A quick perusal of the internet shows this is a common complaint; you can play the level perfectly, and NOT earn enough to pass the level. Various combinations of level-ups haven't produced a better solution (if it does depend on the order you level things up, apparently there's JUST ONE ORDER that's going to work). One level I had 12 whacks at and had basically memorized before giving up.

Hopefully they will rebalance the difficulty in this part of the game and send out an update.

My only other criticism is that for some of the new elements, I needed a little more help or explanation; I had to do some fussing with things before I figured out what I ought to be doing!

The new customers are great, and I like that you can buy a fridge now and keep leftover cakes overnight!

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Hildi Barnett September 25, 2008 8:01 PM

I had the same problem with getting stuck mid-way thru the 3rd level. I'm doing pretty well but am about to give up because I just can't through this third one. Anyone have any tips? I'm working on sugar rush but it's hard to get in this one, and the quickie feet don't help much. ONE more try....

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Nicole Arwood October 3, 2008 6:07 PM

Like some of you I have found that it gets difficult by the third level. I have erased and started again a few times and actually found out that if in the first whole level you play do not buy anything. Save your money because one great oven is 4000.00 now if you buy the oven and then upgrade it costs 6000.00. Once you get the golden oven you are off to a great and fast start. Same for the frosters.

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Very entertaining, though I think I've lost my skill. I used to be really good, but I frequently have to play a level several times to get past it. Plot is interesting, visual effects very nice. Great game.

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Hey, im on level 3, on the 7th day and im enjoying it but I just can't beat this level!!! I was $2 off 4 times in a row!! I had some trouble with the last day - i couldn't get through with the equiptment I had and didn't have enough money to buy more BUT then i found a way to get more money without having to restart - and it is NOT a cheat and it could put you through to the next level! All you have to do is play as usual, jill pauses at the end of the day, If you don't have enough money to pass through then quickly click the MENU and go to the MAIN MENU, it will ask you if you are sure - say YES - then it will ask you if you want to save - click YES again - now you are at the main menu go to PLAY, then go to CONTINUE, you should have the money you earned in the last round added to your previous money and you can repeat this untill you have enough money to upgrade to get whatever you need.

Also, if you have a BIG queue, only do the one layer cake and use the TV to keep the others happy, by doing the easy ones first you can move them on quickly and get new cusomers in and by the time that your time is up you have loads of hard ones to do but you have as much time as you like!

Hope that helps, and if anyone finds any other walkthroughs or cheats please post them here!

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Anonymous October 12, 2008 1:21 AM

I am a guy, and I just finished the game for the first time I thought is was easier than the other two games in the series. It was very fun though.

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The game is a bit over the top difficult for younger players - its turns from enjoyment into frustration at being unable to achieve the goals. To update appliances etc costs a fortune, the kitchen layouts are way too spread out, and the makers of the game have just got too carried away in its concept. Games like this are supposed to be a joy and encourage young kids, this one is so hard in some stages, younger players just lose faith and then interest in even trying to achieve what appear to unachievable goals.

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played the game several times with no problem getting through, however, i would like to know how to get ALL the different trophies

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I to just bought the game last night. And i've done the first 3 stages. I'm currently on the Ancient Egypt stage and i just can't seem to get past it. I've been working on the same sub level of that stage since last night. I do everything perfect.. but yet i still can't get enough to pass the stage. It's frustrating.

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To JIGuest:

I agree it's quite challenging. I was about to pull my hair in frustration, too. But I started a new game and used all of the tips and suggestions from this comment thread. It helped a great deal. Now I'm on the sixth and final level (I think). I'll write a thorough list of tips when I'm done. It takes some very specific strategy that the other Cake Mania games didn't seem to need.

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Anonymous October 21, 2008 5:15 AM

Just finished the game. A little trick is to get the fridge upgrade first. Good thing about the fridge is that any thing in it can be kept for the next day. You won't be wasting any money even if they didn't sell it in time.

Then, you put the most expensive cake you have at that time in there. When customers order the cake from the fridge, they will be ordering the MOST expensive cakes. :)

By the way, before you hand out menus to the customers, make sure the fridge is full. You will be amazed how many customers order the cakes from the fridge and how fast the money piles up. I have almost all the stages reach "Super goal". (only 2 of them didn't make it. :D )

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Like many others, I found Cake Mania 3 to be very challenging when I got into the third and fourth levels. I read through all of the comments and started a new game using everyone's suggestions. Success!! So, here is (hopefully) a well-rounded list of tips and suggestions to get through the game.

Oven and frosting machines:

Focus on upgrading only one oven and frosting machine at first. Upgrade them all the way to gold before buying the second ones. The speed of the upgraded oven and froster will serve you well, better than trying to juggle two or three slow machines.

Toppers:

Hold off on buying all the toppers. Speed is the key at this point and you need to spend your dollars carefully to upgrade your oven and froster. I didn't have all the toppers until the near the end of the sixth level.


Television:

The television is a good investment. It can almost make your cupcakes obsolete. Learn which channel all of the customers like and keep hitting the television buttons. Try to keep everyone at five stars for the biggest tips. Don't bother upgrading to the wide screen television. I couldn't tell any difference.

Television channels:

Here is a list of the channels that each customer likes. I'm going to refer to the channels as the color of the buttons. On my computer, the upper left button is blue, upper right is orange, lower left is yellow, and lower right is green.

Unicorns - Orange
Robin Hood - Yellow
Witches - Green
Girl dinosaurs - Blue
Boy dinosaurs - Orange
Fairies - Blue
Wizards - Blue
Executioner - Blue
Marquis - Green
Lady in blue dress with ship hat - Green
Hunchback - Blue
Napoleon - Yellow
Monkey - Orange
Emperor - Yellow
Warrior - Blue
Dragon - Yellow
Geisha - Blue
Pharaoh - Blue
Anubis - Orange
Mummy - Yellow
Queen - Green
Egyptian bird face - Orange
Caveman - Orange
Opera performer - Orange
Fat lady - Blue

Refrigerator:

Upgrade to the refrigerator fairly soon in the game. An excellent strategy is to make the most expensive cakes ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. It saves time and brings in more money. If you know you're going to win the level once the bakery is closed and not letting in more customers, go ahead and make a couple of expensive cakes for the refrigerator. They'll be there at start of business the next day and you won't waste any time making them.

Watch the line:

Keep an eye on the customers waiting in line. Make the smallest and easiest cakes first to get those customers out. Same goes for the ones who just want drinks. If you keep the line moving, you'll have more customers and be able to make more money.

Arrange the kitchen:

While you're using just one oven and froster, arrange the kitchen so that they are close to each other. This will save on time spent walking back and forth. You can move things around while you're in the purchase screen.

Sugar Rush:

Try to get those Sugar Rush power ups as often as you can. They make a huge difference. Think in terms of three. Bake three cakes, hand out three menus, collect three money, etc. Sets of three charge the Sugar Rush bar and that can make the difference in winning a level.

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I'm having problems with the witches. What's a good strategy for dealing with them (besides getting rid of them ASAP) and keeping htem from casting their spells?

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To DennyPCW:

I sometimes try to wait until after the witch changes the customers to start making their cakes. Once they've changed the customers, they won't change again and you can get the orders filled no problem.

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I found that if you played in this order - Egypt, Old England, Prehistoric, Ancient China, France - it was quite easy to get through. Don't buy any toppers before China, wait until you've got the second best of everything before you get those.
However I'm a bit stuck in the 6th level ... on day 9 ... hope I get through it soon ...

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Question on trophies: I have finished the game twice, with the levels in different orders. I have finished all the mini games. So, I got all the trophies in the trophy room ... except for one, the open book in the middle at the top.

Does anyone know what you have to do to get this trophy??

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To Shanna,

You can get the open book trophy if you completed the super goal in all the stages of the game.

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If you upgrade shoes and restart the level the shoes don't go back to the lower grade shoe. It's like getting the speed free.

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You don't need anything more than:

Full Stove (1)
Full Icer (1)
Full Topper(1)
Telephone
TV ( note that more money you spend on it,the
less time the shows stay on but the
customers are still happy )
Cake Plate (X2)
Full Shoes

Get the TV as soon as you can. Get everything else in this order :
Cake Plate, Icer, Stove, Topper.
When you hit level 5 you should have enough to buy the Frig. Keep the last customer happy by using the TV, then make enough cakes to go in the frig for the next day.
Let the customers pile up and then collect the money all at once for the Sugar Rush.
With the TV this isn't hard. Then you get the bonus and have fresh customers.

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I think maybe my game has a glitch cuz I'm not seeing a fridge anywhere in the purchase menu.

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To Megan:

The fridge is an upgrade of the cake display. It will upgrade all the way to a three cake refrigerator.

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the best way to play, especially if you are trying to get all super goals, is to upgrade your oven and froster to gold in the first few levels, and only ever have one of each of those. It's so fast and I got super goal on all levels so far and I'm finding it so easy and I'm on the 5th door already. I also got the topper upgraded to gold in the third level, best to do it all at once at least up to the blue so it doesnt slow you down too much, like it would if you bought them one at a time. also get the fridge and the tv and your sorted.

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Hi i have started the game numerous times and followed all the advice, but i must be going wrong somewhere i am currently on day 10 of egypt this is my 3rd door and i cannot for the life of me get anywhere near the goal, i alway am about 150 off?? have tried soo many times what can i do??? x

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To Voni:

The best advice I can give you is already written in the Walkthrough at the top of this page. I put together all of the suggestions and added my own observations. If you follow all the hint that are listed, you should be able to get through the game. Other than that, I don't know what else to tell you.

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Cake Maniac January 3, 2009 4:46 PM

ve played through the game several times, but went back through using someone's tip of only ever having one oven and one froster (plus some other stuff obviously). This was the only way I was able to get super goal on every level (could do it before except for a couple on the sixth level). Did it easily this way. I still think I'd like two ovens though so I may try it that way next.

I'm still missing two trophies though (well, really four, but I know that two of them will be for one of the mini games I haven't done yet). Can someone tell me what I need to do to get the other two? One of them is a stopwatch in the lower left and the other looks like a lightning bolt over on the right. Thanks.

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Gina:
I did what you posted: quickly click the MENU and go to the MAIN MENU, it will ask you if you are sure - say YES - then it will ask you if you want to save - click YES again - now you are at the main menu go to PLAY, then go to CONTINUE. After I hit yes it takes me to the main menu, It only asks me to save when I beat the level, which I cannot, Cake Fu 5- Day 14. HELP!

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Cake Master January 20, 2009 2:10 AM

Once I get to France, I have not been able to get the frosting "remover" button to activate. Anyone having the same problem, or can anyone give me a hint as to how they work or what I am doing wrong?

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This game is so much fun. However, I have read all the comments, tips and advice and went on to start a new game - use all the tips (although I can't get the money one to work that Gina posted) and now I am in the China Door and I can't even beat LEVEL 1!! The goal is $780 and I can NEVER get past $691. What am I doing wrong?
I have 2 Gold ovens, 2 Gold Icers and the fridge, and the fastest shoes and that is it. I make every cake and serve them while the customer still has 4/5 hearts. I sometimes have to wait for a customer to come!

any suggestions besides what is already listed?

Thanks in advance

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whitney robertson January 31, 2009 6:28 PM

I'm stuck on Day 9 of the 6th level. I'm not losing customers, I'm using the t.v. religiously so everyone is staying happy, and I'm still not beating this level. Any one have any suggestions?

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ShaS, I think your problem is you have two frosters. One froster would be much easier (I know that's hard to believe) because then you wouldn't be having to switch a cake between frosters to get all the right colors of frosting and you could serve more people. A fully upgraded topper (preferably the one that has the time bender topper on it) would be helpful too. I try to save my money and buy as many toppers at a time as I can (rather than one at a time), though the volcano topper is over $4,000, but you can get all four for that price if you wait till you have that much money.

CakeMaster - I don't usually have to use the defroster but when I tried it, one time I had to push it several times to get it to activate and one time it worked right away.

Whitney, that's not enough info to offer suggestions. What equipment do you have?

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I followed all of the tips and was finally able to beat the game. I highly recommend following the advice of "S" which was posted 12/6/08. Do not under any circumstances buy multiple ovens or icers, it is just too complicated. And I also recommend saving up enough money to buy the topper all it once, because if you do it incrementally, it totally slows you down. Also, definitely get full shoes pretty soon in the game, otherwise Jill moves to slow and you don't get enough customers. Lastly, YOU MUST HAVE THE TV! Unlike the first Cake Mania where the cupcakes seemed to be the best way to get extra patience, in this game you must have the TV or you won't win it, pure and simple.

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Hi,

I'm having trouble beating the ancient china level day 10. I have all the best ovens and frosters. I'm usually really good at this and can beat any level within a few tries, but this one is killing me. All the customers want the same cake...that quotation bubble shaped cake. I'm moving very fast, but I can't reach the $900 goal after MANY tries. The closest I've gotten is $850.

Any suggestions????

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To Jill:

Have you checked the Walkthrough Guide at the top of this page? It has great information that let me finish the game.

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Hello Cake Mania Fans,

Can someone please tell me what the rainbow colored frosting means and how do you use it?

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To Jona:

The rainbow button is the power up you get while in France. It will remove the frosting from a cake so that you can re-frost it.

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tigerose Author Profile Page March 19, 2009 4:01 PM

Made it through all levels with super, but am still missing 6 trophies,(I think they are the mini-games). Any suggestions on getting those? Finished all the mini games for all levels.

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Finally made it to the Future, and can't get the little robotic "helper" to work. I click and click and it does nothing. Any body else or any tricks?
Thanks!

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Anonymous March 28, 2009 12:59 PM

I'm on day nine of the furture level and I just can't get through. I try making cakes with volcano toppers all through level just slows me down and I don't get many customers. please help!!!

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I am having problems with a level. It is the third location. I have 3 ovens. Do I have to make the cakes faster or should I make it faster or slower?

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I've got one gold oven, one gold froster, and one gold cupcake...I'm on the third door which is Egpyt on the tenth day. I can't seem to get past the level! Everyone keeps ordering just one cake, the Queens order two one layer cakes and so do everyone else. I get a few people with two and three layer cakes but mostly it's one layer..And I've tried the save thing, the money doesn't rollover to the same day, but if I were to buy something it would.

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Takhlahr May 20, 2009 11:00 AM

Well, this game is great but it can be a little bit stressful in later stages. I've beaten now the game twice and I guess I finally figured out a very good (if not perfect) start for this game. The order of the upgrades is *very* important. You may be a little bit confused about my first upgrade but imho this one is the most important one.
Okay, here is my order:

1) Save 1300 money and buy the expensive Decorator
2) Upgrade oven one time
3) Upgrade froster one time
4) Upgrade movement speed
5) Buy TV
6) Upgrade oven, froster, movement speed a second time
7) Upgrade Decorator
8) Upgrade oven and froster to max
9) Upgrade Decorator to max

With this order you will be able to reach a much higher score than the expert score in every lvl up to stage 3. After this its up to you, but I suggest to upgrade moevement speed and then the refrigerator (which is a nice but not an important item).

Try it out and have fun :)

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Anonymous May 29, 2009 12:40 PM

Hey Im getting stuck on level 6 day 9 the goal is 1200, however fast i make the cakes i still lose customers. What do I do ?

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can someone tell me how to actually use the color changer on the paris level? I put a cake on it and click the button and nothing happens!!

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To Bobi:

I believe the button you're talking about is the one that removes the frosting so you can put something different on the cake. Make sure the cake you put on it already has frosting on it.

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I am so frustrated, it is crazy. I can't get past day 9 of the 6th level. That little floaty guy does stuff. I've been playing it for hours for 3 days in a row now. How did any of you do it? Help!

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To Barb:

Have you looked through the walkthrough at the top of this page?

Cake Mania 3 Walkthrough

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Anonymous August 19, 2009 3:29 PM

Hi!

I don't know where (when?) to get (buy?) the refrigerator. I do not see it anywhere in the shop. Can you help me?

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Hi I don't quite know how to use the special item on Ancient Eygpt,Like I press is and none of their orders change,they're still all the same

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Emma - Special Item - Egypt

The special item in Egypt gives you a little more time. Just click it once a level to get it

Greetings, Kayleigh

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I have been playing this game for awhile and a lot of you get to the 3rd & 4th levels and can't get past them. I see comments about buying a refrigerator - I'm confused. Where is it located? When I go into the shop there is no fridge to buy.

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Thanks for the tips u guys. I've finished the game and it wasn't really all that difficult to me. There r new things to get used to like special characters but nothing true cake maniacs can't handle or get used too. My question is how do you start over again to get to other trophies. Once I was done it went back to the title screen and played the theme song. I dnt wanna hit new game and start my process completly over. With full time school and work it took me a while to complete. Can n e 1 help?

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kat_woman45 February 4, 2010 6:25 AM

I have completed the game using the tips listed here. I love the game!!! My only problem is that I cant seem to get the trophys for the mini games. Can you please give me some advise? I have completed all the mini games in the story line but Im still not getting the trophys.

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For those of you having trouble on level 6, day 9 - I had lots of trouble too. I ended up making two three layer cakes (3 times) when it wasn't in a sugar rush. I put them in my display case before I served any cakes. That way when people ordered them, they were already prepared.

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Wow, seems like I'm not the only one having trouble with this game. That's good to know heheh

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rebby_nc Author Profile Page June 6, 2010 10:11 PM

Thanks for all the hints. I have been successful and completed everything at super level. Here's what I did:
I used Looweezes order (Egypt, Old Eng, Prehistoric, Ancient China, France) I used Tahklar's hint about save first for most expensive topper and mostly his order of upgrades and Pam's hints. Especially only using only one oven and one froster. I did see a difference with the best TV and refridgerator (Best TV will let you change channels much quicker to keep folks happy.)
Happy playing!

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I am in my last world...future world on my last day. All my products are upgraded to the fullest. I have to acheive 1200 points but I cannot get to it. I have played this game over 67 TIMES over the span of 3 months!! Someone please help. I'm really bummed out and don't even want to play it because I cannot beat it. The dinosaur eats the people and I can't get people to stay in line long enough, even if i serve the dinosaurs first. Can anyone help! Thx!

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hey guys - this might be a stupid question, but i was playing a mini game and saved over my normal game saving slot, and now i dont know how to go back to story mode? when i click continue it takes me back to that same mini game.
i dont think i have erased it because at the end of a day on a mini game it still says my total score is pretty high (it includes my story mode scores), but i just cant figure out how to get back to story mode????

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Hi,

I have gotten through the game but am so frustrated by these trophy's!!!

Can someone help plz? I just dont know what they are for and am missing about 10! I finished the game all in expert and upgraded one stove, icer, topper, shoes and fridge so Im stumped!

Thx in advance

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A good tip is to make the expensive cakes to go into the fridge but rather then trying to make them while playing - serve everyone then leave the last lot of money, make the cakes, put them into the fridge and then collect the money.

Simples!

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hi...
AmANDA I am stuck in the same day as you are in the future!!! it doesnt work! i played a hundred times! there is no way to get 1200!! anyone help!! i am so frustrated i wanna kill jill and bake her and feed her to the customers!!:((

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This game is a favorite of mine but I, too, had lots of trouble reaching some of the goals, especially on the final door (Future Cake). Recently I re-read all the comments posted here and decided to finish a game I had started -- success! I finally completed every day in every level at super level.

Here's a strategy that worked for me and got me several hundred above super level almost every time: let four customers line up and don't remove their tips after you serve them; then immediately make high-dollar cakes to refill the refrigerator; then pick up the money, then click on the new customers. This will often get you the sugar rush or close to it. I really had to get in a rhythm of making the cakes, clicking to bake a cake as soon as I had removed one from the oven, and using the right-click feature to replace items on the froster or decorator.

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The Refrigerator is not in my cake mania 3, so how did you get it?

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Shylady June 9, 2011 1:29 PM

Hi, I just recently got this game and was wondering, how in the world do you do the mini game, cakey makey?? I am stuck on that! I've enjoyed the past couple of cake mania games but this mini game I just can't seem to figure out and has been bothering me! Can anyone PLEASE help me out? I would greatly appreciate it. I understand you have to make those cakes in box and have 3 lives, however, when I stack up the cakes with what is needed, where do I put them? The instructions are very simple, make those and put them in the box. What box are they talking about? I only see the box they come out of unto the conveyor belt and then where the waste goes at the end, where in the world do they go? I don't understand! Please help!! Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Shylady -

Try the box in the lower right corner.

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paigerella8 December 10, 2011 11:19 PM

I have the DS kind of Cake Mania 3. And I am a little confused. I am at the England place and I don't know what the "x" means on the top of people. I always loose on that level. I really want to pass it. Does it mean you just make whatever? Or do you wait until it shows the menu button like I do it. I have no idea what that is.

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Hi
I have a problem with the challange part of the game. I use iPhone to play and when I play challenge, once I complete it it asked to send my ranking and then I can never get back to the game. Is chalange only one level?

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Okay, I have read a lot of different people's comments about Cake Mania 3, and while they are all good, I would like to correct a comment that is constantly being said.

The drinking machine is not 100% useless. I understand why many are calling it useless, but trust me, its not 100% useless as many are making it sound like. Here's the problem. You have 2 specific options to choose from and that's either using the cookies or the drinks. You cant use them both as many have said and they are right on this part, because having the cookies and the drinks are a bit time consuming, so choose only one of them to fully upgrade and use, and both of these cost $2000 a piece which is very easy to achieve at earning at the start of the game. Also, both have their pros and cons.

Cookies upgrade: Full upgrade to the gold means that 6 cookies will be baked and available for Jill to serve to angry customers to help calm them down and keep them patience. However, serving cookies to customers don't exactly mean that the customers will pay you extra for giving them a cookie.

Drinks upgrade: Full upgrade to the gold means that customers will ask for either tea, coffee, or hot coco (or as it is often called, hot chocolate). Personally for me, I like this upgrade more than the cookies upgrade. There have been many times where I have had this upgrade available, and managed to hit the expert money amount for a level because all the customers would just come in and order drinks! Of course there always are the exceptional who pop in the shop to order cake as always. :D Which is why I say that the drinks upgrade isn't 100% useless as many are making it sound.

Now if for whatever the reason is you choose to upgrade both the cookies and the drinks as I often times do, here are some tips that I know have worked for me and they just might work for you:

1. Fully upgrade the cookies and the drinks to gold. They cost $4000 to buy at once if you are upgrading them fully to gold.

2. Try to only serve cookies unto customers who have 2 hearts left.

3. Save up enough money to buy all of the toppers at once. Toppers cost $8200 all together.

4. Fully upgrade Jill's shoes to give her constant full speed throughout the game. I think somebody or maybe a couple of people pointed this out earlier but I'm going to say it anyways. If its repeat then okay. Anyways, When Jill is moving fast, most of everything else almost don't too much matter. Not saying that you shouldn't worry about nothing else but upgrading her shoes to full upgrade, but I am saying that when she moves at full speed, it makes the game almost easy to play because you are not stressing over running out of time and even if you haven't upgraded your ovens and/or frosters (not saying that you shouldnt because you should), you cut back on the amount of time that it takes for Jill to reach point A to point B if you know what I mean.

5. You don't really need all three ovens and frosters unless you just like having the variety of different cake and frosting options available for your customers to choose from, like myself. While many are right about it being pointless with having more than one oven and one froster, having three of each can help you achieve many Sugar Rushes.

6. Make sure to get those sugar rushes! If you dont know how to get a sugar rush, its simple. Just do everything in sets of three. Example: give 3 customers a menu, collect 3 tips, and if you choose to have 3 ovens and frosters, you will be able to bake and frost three cakes at once. Sugar rushes are very important for a number of reasons. Not only do they help you speed of the time it takes to make orders and get through a lot of customers in a short amount of time, but they also help you with those difficult customers as well. You know the ones with the blue mood bubbles that always have some weird affect upon the other customers like changing them into something else, eating them, or making it hard for you to serve them. A sugar rush will get blue mood bubble customers out of the way fast!

7. Don't forget about the refrigerator! As many have said, create 3 cakes that are 3 layers in any way you want and place the most expensive toppers that you got on top of them. Another bonus about the refrigerator is that when all your other tools are upgraded to gold you can sometimes goof around and create 3-layered cakes with toppers and place them in the refrigerator, which usually gets sold between the level you are currently playing and the next level after it. In other words, get that refrigerator ASAP! Yeah it will cost you $3000, but trust me, its worth more than its price tag, because it often times will be the one saving your butt whenever you are faced dealing with angry customers. If you have an angry customer or more and cant stop them from leaving, sometimes you will get some customers coming in that will spot a cake in the refrigerator and be like "Dude, give me that cake right there!" No loss of hearts, no time of trying to bake a cake, nothing. You just walk over to the refrigerator, take a cake out, hand it to a customer, and cha-ching! Easy money! So save up some money to buy the refrigerator, and do this at the beginning of the game.

Well I hope this helps everybody as well as clear up a few things about the game as far as about the items within the game. Have fun!

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