Is it time for your sims’ Birthday? Are you thinking about throwing a party but aren’t sure how to get them a Birthday Cake? If that’s the case, this guide will explain everything you need to know about The Sims 4 Birthday Cake.

Sims 4 Birthday Cake Guide

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How To Get a Birthday Cake 

n the previous Sim games, you could simply go to buy mode and purchase a birthday cake. The Sims 4 does not feature this function at present.

In the Sims 4 to get a Birthday cake, you are now required to have a Sims bake it. (Although if you have the Sims 4 Dine out there is another way to get one which I will explain later on) It might be time-consuming and laborious, but it does provide more realism to the game.

Baking a birthday cake is as simple as selecting your refrigerator and clicking on the cook. Food items will appear according to your sims culinary skill. Select the cake you like, and your sim will start preparing it. You’ll also be able to make a gourmet cake if you’ve improved your gourmet cooking skills.

Types of Birthday Cake 

The advantage of making your own birthday cake in The Sims 4 is that there are a wide variety of cakes that your sim can bake.

  • White Cake
  • Chocolate Cake 
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Sim City Cheesecake 
  • Hamburger Cake (if you have the Digital Deluxe game)
  • Blue Confetti Cake -made
  • Honey Cake (from honey collected from beekeeping)
  • Carrot cake (Requires Carrots)
  • Winter Cake
  • Matcha Tea Cake
  • Zombie Cake ( Requires Sims 4 Spooky Stuff) 
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How to Blow Out The Candles 

The blowing out of birthday candles is one of the most important features of a birthday cake in The Sims 4. To do so, click on a baked cake and select “add birthday candles,” and your sim will cover it with their hand and add birthday candles. Toddlers and babies are the only ones who cannot perform this action.

Once the candles have been added to the Birthday Cake, you just Simply select a sim and then click on the cake, and they’ll blow out the candles. This will only work if the Sim is a child or older, if the Sim is a toddler then they will require a teen or older sim to help them.

To do this you select your toddler sim, click on the cake and an option “ask for help to blow out candles” will appear. Once you click on it a list of sims will appear and you can selected one to help

Alternatively, you may select an older sim and select “help blow out candles” and selected the toddler want to age up.

If you want to age up a Baby, the only way to do so right now is by selecting the bassinet and clicking “age up.”

Sims 4 Birthday Cake FAQ

How do i get a cake if i’m having a birthday party at a park?

If you planning on your Sim having a Birthday Party at a park or another lot in the neighbourhood you need to have them make a cake and add it to their inventory. Just make sure you do it before you plan your party as once you’ve selected your location your sim will automatically be transported there.

When I click the cake no options appear?

For the options to show the cake has to be in the middle of the table, if it is and it’s not working it could be table that just doesn’t work with cakes or a mod glitch.

How Do You Get A Cake Without Baking It Sims 4?

If you have the Sims 4 Dine out, your Sims can visit and restaurant and order a cake and put candles on. Which if you just go with your household it’s quite a simple process as you in control of every Sims. But if you want to have a party a restaurant and invite sims from other households it can get quite time consuming. As if you a long time player your know just how hard it is to try and get a bunch of random sims to sit down together.


If you’re a seasoned sim 4 play you’ll know that you can hire a caterer to come and cook food for. I’ve heard of people hiring a caterer for a Birthday party and them making a birthday cake, but I’ve tried it a few times and I’m yet to have success. (So if you be able to get a caterer to make a Birthday cake me know in the comments)

Putting the cake in the Inventory

If you’re making a Birthday cake ahead of time, remember to put it straight into your Sims inventory since I’ve had a few instances when I left it for a couple of seconds and another Sim came along and took a piece, leaving me to need to bake another one.

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