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EDIT: Updated version now supports mouse controls (and touch controls, but it won't work too well on the BBS - try the itch.io version to play on your phone!)

You're baking cakes for the Winter holidays! You do this by putting ingredients into a tray and trying to score the most points by assembling the longest combos possible!

This is an entry in the 2018 PICO-8 Advent Calendar - day #10.

How to play
The easiest way to learn is the "how to play" option in-game, but here is the gist:

  • You make cakes by playing tiles into the tray. When the tray fills up, the cake is baked and scored.
  • You get a recipe for each cake. The total score on tiles with a given ingredient has to at least match the number in the top-left corner.
  • Tiles with the same ingredients fuse together when placed next to each other.
  • Tiles with different ingredients interact through links. There are colored knobs on the sides of tiles. A red knob means that a tile will link with a red tile in this direction (the color of the score tag matters). Tiles earn bonus points when linked (equal to the lowest score already on them) and swap places.
  • You can use all that swapping to make combos, which score extra points to all the tiles in your tray.
  • Every link or fuse that you make earns you an extra tile to use.
P#59366 2018-11-26 16:24 ( Edited 2020-11-28 18:59)

This is so polished! Love it! Great game feel. :D

P#59863 2018-12-10 02:15

I had a pretty good run :D

P#59881 2018-12-10 19:46

It took me a while before I felt like I knew what I was doing. Now that I'm there, tho, it still feels like I get into unwinnable situations more times than not after the 3rd cake.

Still, best Cake, 128. Pretty proud of that.

P#59899 2018-12-11 18:07

Brillant - simply brilliant.

Fantastic use of the pico palette!

P#59906 2018-12-11 21:33

might be my favorite from the calendar! really fun and creative puzzle idea i haven't seen before, great to play.

P#60174 2018-12-20 16:08

This is a fantastic and beautiful game, but I ran into this and I hope it helps.
Bug report: When the game starts and I hit down, I get the following crash.

I actually can't reproduce it now. It may have been after a couple of game overs or restarts, I am not certain.

P#60982 2019-01-19 01:07 ( Edited 2019-01-19 01:08)

The updated version with mouse support crashes Pico-8 on launch on my Raspberry Pi. Does the same thing on the GameShell. :-(

I kept a copy of the old version which still works. I'm not sure if anything else changed with the update, but I really like this game (even so long after Christmas!) and it would be nice to see it working again for non-mouse/touch systems via the BBS.

P#62159 2019-02-22 13:01 ( Edited 2019-02-22 13:01)

Final: 482
Best Cake: 266

This game is a lot of fun!

P#66990 2019-08-28 10:31

Got 242 for final score and 65 for best cake xD.
If only baking cake were this "piece of cake" xD.
Love the graphics!

P#73981 2020-03-16 12:44

One of the best PICO-8 games, brilliant idea and charming graphics. Love it!

P#74524 2020-04-07 12:32

I've found two bugs:

  1. Game sometimes freeze for a moment, lost mouse focus and you cannot put any new piece on the tray.

    Another example: this time blue piece wants bonus from yellow and vice versa. I think it's coroutine deadlock.

  2. Runtime error I've got when i put one block on the tray and this block got bonus from two other blocks in the same time
P#75525 2020-04-27 22:46 ( Edited 2020-04-27 22:56)

This is fun, I like the idea that combos can come from a variety of sources, and the swapping rewarded thinking ahead with my tile set.

Here's a bug I found, looks similar to one from mpasko:

P#75579 2020-04-29 05:19 ( Edited 2020-04-29 05:20)

Guys it's everything fine now. It was problem with Pico-8 0.2.0d version.

P#75639 2020-04-30 16:39

Anyone know what's causing this error?

P#79036 2020-07-08 04:49 ( Edited 2020-07-08 04:49)

add() has parsing bugs in the latest versions of the web player / executable. I've posted a bug report, but for now I'd recommend playing this game on itch.io, since that version doesn't update and will always work. @zep, it might be worth running BBS games in the version of pico-8 that they were created in, because these crashes have been happening more often lately.

P#79750 2020-07-22 05:14 ( Edited 2020-07-22 05:15)

I love this game.

P#79821 2020-07-23 23:30

Should no longer crash on PICO-8 0.2.1b

P#84810 2020-11-28 18:59

Sooooo yeah, I had the best run :3

P#85458 2020-12-16 02:06 ( Edited 2020-12-16 02:06)

So, that's that!

This game is ridiculously addictive. Excellent job!

P#87837 2021-02-18 10:26

Super polished! Love the art and the liveliness of the board. I've never seen this puzzle before. One thing, I'm pretty sure that's a pie. ;)

P#99177 2021-10-26 19:29

Love this little game! Very addicted and unique! The icons are also very cute! Well done!

P#104793 2022-01-11 02:29

Score: 520!

P#120144 2022-11-05 04:24

Best Score of all time!

P#120159 2022-11-05 17:42
P#122000 2022-12-07 23:01

This is a perfect little game; so relaxing and beautiful too :)

P#123280 2022-12-30 03:50

I think 2 rounds led me to this score:

P#123892 2023-01-07 16:07 ( Edited 2023-01-07 16:08)

honestly this game has got to be one of my favorite games on pico-8. I am able to play it on my 3ds and i can just play it for hours and hours.

P#126541 2023-03-03 07:06

First score over 1000, Personal best score(1020), and Personal best cake(769)

P#131070 2023-06-17 03:58 ( Edited 2023-06-17 03:58)

You know, I think it's time for you to expand on this game. Maybe add a recipe that focuses on you cake score rather than the ingredient? Or even more cake pan shapes? Either way, this game could use some new concepts.

P#132333 2023-07-24 15:31 ( Edited 2023-07-24 15:32)

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