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Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate app review: how creative can you be



We've got a fun way to bake and then decorate cupcakes without any mess whatsoever in the kitchen. The Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a game where you get to be the creative force behind all kinds of tasty cupcakes. The app even uses real recipes to give you that added touch of tastiness and fun. There are plenty of options here plus achievements to be won so it's time to get your bake on.

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Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate


Get Baking

So if you're ready for fun and ready to get baking then the Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate app is for you. There are 27 cupcake batters to start with, which means you can get really creative. You've got the option of using pre-made batter or you can mix them from scratch and create that homemade result that makes peoples' mouths water. The baking aspect of the app is only half of its fun though because decorating the cupcakes is a whole other undertaking in itself. All of your cupcake creations can be shared on Facebook or by email plus you can save them to your photo album. The app can be played by adults and kids as it’s easy and smooth to play.

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There is one in-app purchase available for $0.99 which provides users with a Holiday Expansion pack. In was recently updated with some bug fixes and the buttons were made bigger so they are easier to press. It has four out of five stars from users who enjoy the mess-free baking opportunity.

Mix up your batter
Mix up your batter

Creating Your Masterpiece

The Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate app gives you plenty of ways in which to create a masterpiece thanks to all the decorating options. There are 62 different frostings or you can customize your own color, there are 32 different cupcake liners, 80 candy toppings, and even 25 different jelly bean flavors. When you finish baking and decorating you can finish the look by choosing the tablecloth and plate you want to display your cupcakes on. Additionally there are 40 achievements to earn and if it's a birthday cupcake you can add a candle and then blow into your device to blow it out.

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The controls are all very smooth, the app is easy to understand, and it's definitely kid-friendly. The graphics are realistic looking and the variety of items you are given is impressive and fun.

You can even take a virtual bite out of your cupcake
You can even take a virtual bite out of your cupcake

Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate


Pros and Cons


  • The game can be played by adults and kids
  • The game controls are smooth and simple
  • There are tons of options to choose from and even customization tools
  • You can save your creation and share it by Facebook and email
  • The graphics are realistic-looking


  • Some customers were having problems using the app with iOS 8 but this appears to have been fixed

And you can even blow out the candles
And you can even blow out the candles

Final Thoughts

The Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate app can be played on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and allows you to become a master baker with tons of tools at your disposal.


Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate

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