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The Sims 4: Birthday Cake & Blowing Out Candles

Aging up your sims is one of the most exciting parts of the game. There are new challenges and life stages to explore but before you can start experiencing them it’s time to throw a birthday party.

Everybody knows that all the best birthday parties in The Sims 4 have a birthday cake! A birthday cake is also a necessary item if you want to age up your sims early.

How To Get a Birthday Cake

In previous sims games you were able to purchase a birthday cake from buy mode but this is not the case in the sims 4. Now, you must bake the cake yourself which can be a pain but it adds a lot to the realism of the game and can be a cute moment shared between family members.

To bake a birthday cake you click on your fridge and go to cook and you’ll see different food items pop up based on your sims cooking skill. Click on the cake you desire and your sim will begin baking. If you’ve developed your gourmet cooking skill you’ll also be able to bake a gourmet cake.

Types of Birthday Cake

Thankfully, you can bake different types of cake that are eligible to be a birthday cake in game and all are just as delicious for your sims.

  • Chocolate Cake
  • White Cake
  • Hamburger Cake (if you have the Digital Deluxe game)
  • Blue Confetti Cake
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Honey Cake (from honey collected from beekeeping)
  • Sim City Cheesecake

How to Blow Out The Candles

The most important part of having a birthday cake in The Sims 4 is actually blowing out t he candles. To do this you need to click on a finished baked cake and click “add birthday candles” and your sim will whoosh their hand over the cake and add birthday candles. This can be done by any sim except for toddlers and babies.

Now that you’ve added the birthday candles you can click on the cake with any sim who is a child or older and get them to blow out the candles.

However, if your birthday sim is a toddler you need to get someone to help. While controlling the toddler you can click on the birthday cake and choose ask for help to blow out candles and you’ll have the option to choose an older sim to assist. Or, you can control the older sim and click help blow out candles and choose the toddler who you wish to age up.

Note: babies cannot be aged up using a birthday cake, you can just click on the bassinet and click age up.

Final Thoughts

Baking a birthday cake in The Sims 4 is a necessary part of any awesome birthday party and can really add to the real feelings of the game. It’s also a great way to age up your sims early! What is your favourite type of birthday cake in the game? Let me know in the comments!

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      1. I’ve baked a birthday cake twice and every time I tap the cake no add candles option and she does her complete action and cake disappears help**

    1. I made a cake. There is no candle lighting anything options. My lady will go with out but it would have been nice to have the exciting option!

  1. first, you have to get a fridge and a stove and counter to make the cake on then while you’re at the park you have to hire a caterer and let he or she bake the cake for you. When I did it, it already had the candles and everything on it.

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