Jessica's Cupcake Cafe
Will make you wish you had cupcakes nearby!
I tend to enjoy time management games a lot, even if they can end up seeming like they'd be repetitive. While you're basically spending each level filling people's cupcakes (and possibly drink orders), this one is neat in that you actually have to bake, frost, and decorate the cupcakes before you can even fill anyone's orders. And, before the level even begins, you can choose what sorts of cupcakes you'd like to offer for sale during that level.
It's similar to the Cake Mania games except that people generally can't choose anything they want, they have to choose from the cupcakes you're offering. Frequently, at least one customer will show up per level with a "custom" order, but it's not quite as random as a custom order might imply - they always use some combination involving a cupcake, icing, and topping you aren't offering as part of the main offerings of the day. I spent my time trying to get expert on each level, which is what I do with most time management games. My son, who hasn't played nearly as many of these as I have, enjoys himself just trying to reach the regular goal.
The graphics are pretty good in a cartoony way, and they're nice and colorful. The sound isn't bad or good, it's just there. I have a tendency to turn it down and listen to my own music, but it's not because the music is annoying. It's just because it's nothing to write home about either.
One of the neat parts of this game are the recipes for cupcakes and icings that pop-up in a separate recipe book in the main menu as you complete levels. As new cupcake and icing flavors come up during the levels, the recipes for them will, too. It gives you the recipes in the combinations that the game suggests for each level, not necessarily the ones you might end up choosing, but just like any cake/cupcake recipe out there, you can certainly use whichever cupcake with whatever icing if you actually do make them.
Ultimately, this is a fun game for anyone who enjoys time management games. It's not one of the most challenging ones out there, but it's a solidly enjoyable one that isn't too easy either and has some customizable features that make it more than just the same thing over and over. I'd recommend it to any fan of time management style games!
December 3, 2011
Best baking game <3
this game is amazing, its not too frustrating like most of the games on here. its fun and a easy way to pass the time. The levels are fun. its very addictive.
I loved it! <3
December 2, 2011
I love this game!
I have had this game since 2009 and I have never gone to the end until recently. I've started over so many times! This is one of my favorite games!
It does get harder at the end but I love the challenge of trying to get the goals done.
It does take a while to purchase upgrades which I think is a great idea!
January 12, 2012
I love these types of games. I hope they make another Jessica's Cafe game. The game play is pretty simple and easy to follow. I really loved the cartoon, graphics and overall look.
April 2, 2012
This is a great game. Could be a little more challenging, but it is very entertaining. I will purchase this game very soon. :)
April 17, 2012
Nice Game not too repetitive
This game was nice, it was very fast which I liked as sometimes you get bored in time management games just waiting for the level to be complete. This game changes cupcakes from day to day and you can even design your own. Recipes are also included which is cool.
I liked the speed of the game after the oven upgrade it would make cupcakes in 3 seconds which was faster than any of the other instruments. Some things that I wish were better would be the upgrades they were helpful in the beginning but there should be more. At the last cafe.level I had done them all.
Also you can play this whole game for free when you sign up for a member on this site then instant games, it gives you 7 days so you can complete the game in that time.
I liked the option of changing the design the only problem was when you changed it it wasn't as easy to make the cupcakes as the two batters you needed would come from the same mixer so it was more difficult to get the cupcakes out. The speed was very high paced which I liked and it was challenging at times trying to make cupcakes while you have a line full of customers, that's why prep work is key. Fun game.
August 31, 2013
This is an older TM game but still a good one. I found it to be challenging enough not to be boring but not so hard that it was stressful. It would be great to see a squeal to this game.
January 26, 2014
It may could have been a little harder.
December 26, 2011
I really loved this game! It's kinda difficult sometimes , but sometimes easy and what I really liked is you customize your own cupcakes before each level.
July 3, 2012
Not worth the 4 stars projected!
Nothing ever changed, too fast paced, overall bad experience.
January 27, 2013