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    	FAQ/Walkthrough by Ameya B.
    	Created: 01 December 2008	
    	Last Updated: 01 December 2008
    	Version: 1.00 
    	Contact: ameyathegreat2004@yahoo.co.in
    	Copyright © 2008 Ameya B.
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1. INTRODUCTION ...............................................[ITR]
    2. VERSION HISTORY ............................................[VRS]
    3. GAME CONTROLS ..............................................[CNT]
    4. THE GAME ...................................................[GME]
    5. IN-GAME UPGRADES ...........................................[UPR]
    6. CUSTOMERS INFO .............................................[CST]
    7. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS(FAQs) ...........................[FAQ]
    8. AFTERWORD ..................................................[FTR]
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION [ITR]
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    THE GAME
    
    Welcome to my FAQ/Strategy Guide for Cake Mania. This guide is for the
    PC version. This game was developed by Sandlot Games and its trial
    version is available on the internet. 
    
    The Plot: 
    Jill, the main character of the game and who we play as,has grduated 
    and returned from culinary school. She finds that her grandparent's 
    Evan Bakery is closed as the new  Mega Mart buys the bakery from 
    their landlord. Jill takes up the task of earning money and thus 
    reopening her grandparents bakery.
    
    System Requirements:
    • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • 400MHz or faster Processor (800MHz for Vista)
    • 128MB RAM (512MB for Vista)
    • 16MB Video Card with 3D Hardware Acceleration
    • DirectX 9.0-compatible Video Card for Vista Machines
    • DirectX 7.0 or better (9.0 for Vista)
     
    MYSELF
    
    I am 15 and live in Mumbai, India. This is my first FAQ/Strategy Guide,
    so I welcome suggestions to improve this guide. If you want to make
    any, they are welcome at my email.
    
    
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    2. VERSION HISTORY [VRS]
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    Version 1.0:
    01 December 2008
    11 kb
    
    
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    3. GAME CONTROLS [CNT]
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    The controls are quite simple. You play using only the mouse and click
    on objects to do functions like hand out menus, bake a cake,frost etc.
    
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    4. THE GAME [GME]
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    As you begin, you will play a small tutorial that should teach you
    everything you need to know. However, as you proceed through the game,
    you will need to make larger, multi-layer,decorated cakes. I've 
    summarised the steps as follows:
    
    •Hand the customer a menu
    •Bake the cake of his choice
    •Frost the cake accordingly
    •Hand over the cake to the customer
    
    If the customer wants multi-layer cakes:
    •Bake the second layer
    •Place it on top of the first and frost it or;
     Frost it and then place it on top of the base.
    
    If the customer wants decorated cakes:
    •Place the cake in either decorating station ( you will need to buy 
    it first ),and click on the desired topping
    
    Note : Cakes not sold will cost YOU money.
    
    Hand the customers their cakes,and they leave. The money they 
    leave behind includes their tips and is ready to be picked up.
    
    Note : The money customers leave behind need not be picked up 
    immediately. The next customer will not move ahead until and 
    unless you pick it up. You can let it remain there and thus limit
    the number of people in your shop.
    
    
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    5. IN-GAME UPGRADES [UPR]
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    A huge collection of upgrades will get your mouth drooling. However 
    most of them will be accessible only later on in the higher levels
    as they are quite expensive. The list of all available upgrades is 
    given below:
    
      Note: You can read the descriptions of the items listed below, when
    	you buy them.
    
    
    ------------------------------- Ovens ------------------------------- 
    
      The conventional oven is where the magic all begins. Jill 
      can have up to three ovens running at one time, so be sure to keep 
      track of who ordered what! Times vary depending on the type of oven.
      All of these 3 can be further upgraded in 3 stages.
    
        
          Name              Stage      Cost       Time
      
      Bake Pro 1000           1        $1000     6 secs
      Bake Master 2000        2        $2000     4 secs
      Lightning Bake 5000     3        $3000     2 secs
    
    
    
    -------------------------- Frosting Stations --------------------------
    
      Up to three frosting stations can be working at once. This comes in 
      handy when double-layered cakes are ordered, or when there are a lot 
      of customers waiting. Like the Ovens, these too can be upgraded in
      3 stages.
    
    
          Name              Stage      Cost       
      
      Frost O Matic 1000      1        $600      
      Fast Frost 2000         2        $1000     
      Lean Mean Frosting      3        $1500     
      Machine
    
    
    
    ------------------------- Decoration Stations -------------------------
    
      Decoration stations allow Jill to add some flare to each cake with 
      one of four different toppings. Two decoration stations can be 
      working at once, with up to eight different toppings in all. Decorated 
      cakes also sell for a tidy profit!
    
      Note: <St1> and <st2> denote station 1 and 2 respectively.
    
    
          Name              Stage      Cost       Value
      
      <st1>
      Deco Lite 1000          1        $400        $10
      Rose Topper             2        $700        $15
      Wedding Topper          3        $1500       $25
      Strawberry Topper       4        $1000       $20
    
      <st2>
      Tradewinds Topper       1        $500        $10
      Super Granny Topper     2        $700        $15
      Slyder Topper           3        $1000       $20
      Snail Mail Topper       4        $1500       $25
    
      Deco Deluxe 2000        -        $1000        - 
      Deco Demon 5000         -        $1500        -
    
      The last two are speed enhancers.  
    
    
    
    ----------------------------- Television -----------------------------
    
      
      A television keeps customers happily distracted, buying Jill more 
      time to cook. With various channels, there is sure to be something 
      to please everyone. Just make sure to know what each customer enjoys 
      watching when changing channels. For the list of customers and their
      TV preferences, visit the Customers Info Section of this guide.
    
    
    
    ----------------------------- Microwaves -----------------------------
    
    
      Honestly, who could be upset with a warm cupcake in their hand? 
      Especially when they're free! This cupcake microwave is useful when 
      long lines build up and customers become frustrated. The microwave
      makes 4 cupcakes in a fixed period of time determined by the 
      microwave.
    
        
          Name              Stage      Cost       
      
      Cupcake Oven            1        $500     
      Quick Cake Deluxe       2        $750     
      Space Cake 2000         3        $1000     
    
    
    
    ------------------------------- Shoes -------------------------------
    
    
      Upgrade the type of shoes Jill is wearing to move around the kitchen 
      more quickly. These come in handy when there is a long line of 
      customers waiting for their cakes.
    
      
            Name              Stage      Cost       
      
      Cloud Crosstrainers     1        $500     
      Wingtips                2        $1000     
      Smokin' Sneakers        3        $1500  
       
    
      
    ---------------------------- Display Case ----------------------------
    
    
      This fancy stand offers an extra place to set down a work in progress, 
      or display a finished cake to tempt buyers.
    
    
    
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    6. CUSTOMER INFO [CST]
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    There is a large variety of customers that visit Jill's Shop. They 
    all have their Preferred Topping , Favourite TV channels etc. There is a 
    large difference between the patience levels of different customers.You
    might want to serve the impatient businessman first, and then turn to
    the Granny. 
    
    I've rated the patience of the customers on a scale of stars[* - *****].
    
    
        Customer     Patience      TV Channel     Topping
    
      Delivery Man     ****           News       Tradewinds
          Kid           **          Cartoons       Slyder
         Granny        *****      Food Network  Super Granny 
     College Female    ****       Food Network   Strawberry
         Bride           *        Food Network     Wedding
      Food Critic       ***       Food Network      Rose
      Easter Bunny      ***         Cartoons     Snail Mail
         Cupid          **          Cartoons     Snail Mail
      Santa Claus      ****         Cartoons     Snail Mail
        Dracula         ***       Food Network      Rose
      Businessman 
      -> Regular        ***           News            -
      -> Vacationing     **           News            -
    
    
    
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    7. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ]
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      Q : What is the cost of the game?
      A : The game's trial version is free. The full version costs $19.99 
    
      Q : Should I save money an each level?
      A : You should spend money on atleast every alternate level. Don't keep 
          piling up money. 
    
      Q : How should I upgrade?
      A : The best way is to have 2 of the Oven and the Frosting Stations and 
          then upgrading them. There will be no need to run three of them until 
          you reach the 3rd or 4th stage.
     
      Q : Are there any other Cake Mania games?
      A : A sequel called Cake Mania: Back to the Bakery has been released. There 
          are also games called Cake Mania 2 and 3.
    
    
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    8. AFTERWORD [FTR]
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    ------------------------------ Credits ------------------------------
                                                                  
    -> Me, for writing this.                                        
    -> You, for reading this.                                        
    -> GameFAQs, for hosting this guide.                          
    -> network-science.de/ascii/ for the ASCII Art.             
    -> Sandlot Games, for making such a nice game.                   
                                                                           
    ----------------------------- Disclaimer ----------------------------
    
    You may freely distribute this file as long as you do not alter it in
    any way. This document is for personal use only. I am given credit for
    it.
    
      This document is Copyright © 2008 Ameya B.  All Rights Reserved.
    
    
    
    

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