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Grub Cakes app review



If you’re looking for a new game to pass the time with on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll definitely want to check out Grub Cakes, which entails feeding cakes to your grub worm inside a cake factory! Aren’t you intrigued already?

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This app was created by a 16-year-old high-school game developer whose hard work is apparent in the old-school graphics and smooth gameplay.

You’ll find this app in the Games section of the App Store, where it can be downloaded completely free of charge within a few moments thanks to its compact and lightweight 7.9 MB packaging.

Grub Cakes


Classic Gaming Experience

Upon launching Grub Cakes, you will be taken to the in-app tutorial. Make sure you watch this carefully because you’re not going to be able to see it again. The instructions are fairly easy to follow; however, as the game is very simple and straightforward.

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You will instantly love the graphics of this game as they take your down memory lane; they will remind you of the pixelated graphics of old videogames.

The scene is set at a cake factory as the grub stands at the end of a conveyor belt which has cakes constantly coming through. There is a machine placed right before the grub, which squishes cakes. Your mission is to ensure that the rotten cakes, which randomly show up on the conveyor belt, are squished before your grub worm eats them.

Squish the rotten cakes!
Squish the rotten cakes!

Feed or Squish!

There are six types of cakes that come out of the factory, out of which three are common ones. You will get some points for each cake consumed. The other three cakes consist of rotten cakes, blue ice cakes, and heart cakes.

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The gameplay entails simply tapping to squish the latter three types of cake to incur the bonuses, and this will definitely test your reflexes as the conveyor belt speeds up over time.

You will have three hearts when you start playing and squishing a heart cake will give you an additional heart. If you miss a rotten cake, one heart will be deducted. When all your hearts are gone, the game is over.

Squishing ice cakes will slow down the conveyor belt temporarily and enable you to get a higher score.

Game over
Game over

Grub Cakes


Pros & Cons


  • Tap to squish the rotten and bonus “rare” cakes
  • Beautiful graphics that will make previous NES players very nostalgic
  • Cute sound effects and music
  • Local and global leaderboards
  • Highly addictive gameplay


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Settings menu
Settings menu

Final Words

Grub Cakes is a fantastic game that you’re sure to get hitched to very quickly. Get this game on your iPhone or iPad and enjoy taking care of your cake-consuming grub! Highly recommended.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.