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Baking Skill Guide (The Sims 4 Get to Work)

Baking Skill

Baking Skill in The Sims 4

Ideal Emotion: Inspired
Best Career Choice: Open a Retail Shop/Bakery

The Baking Skill comes with The Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack. You can start practicing this skill by baking something in the oven. If your Sim loves cupcakes I suggest that you buy the Cupcake factory for even more recipes! Increasing your baking skill will unlock new Baked Goods for your Oven and Cupcake Factory. As your Sim progresses in the Baking Skill, they can also add toppings, frosting, or piping (at a small Simoleon cost). This will improve their quality.

Baking can be used in the retail system if your Sim wants to run a bakery business. Some essential objects that help sell baked goods include the Cupcake Factory and Warming Rack, which are used to store baked food items.

By reaching level 10 with the Baking Skill you will earn the Achievement: Piece of Cake!

Level up your Baking Skill

Piece of CakeIf you want to level up this skill faster make sure your Sim is Inspired while leveling up. There are 3 ways to level up your Baking Skill:

  • Read a book about the Baking Skill
    You can buy 3 volumes of Baking skill books at a Bookcase or at the Computer.
  • Use the Stove
    Click on the Stove, click Bake, and select a recipe from the list.
  • Use the Cupcake Factory
    Click on the Cupcake Factory, select Bake Pastries, and select a recipe from the list.

Become Inspired

You can take a Thoughtful Shower to get a +1 Inspired moodlet or you can Browse Art on the computer. This will help to level up your Baking Skill faster and bake better quality dishes.

Create the perfect room to become Inspired

The Postcards collection gives off an Inspired aura or you can buy one of the Plumbob lamps: Shine On Ambitions Award or Enchanted Aurora Supernatural Award. It’s recommended to level up a few levels in the Culinary Career to get some of the rewards that give off an Inspired emotional aura in your kitchen.

Decorating Baked Goods

A lot of baked goods can be decorated for 10 Simoleons. This will improve their quality slightly and will also increase their value. For each recipe there are 2 different decorations, this will be randomly chosen when you are decorating your baked goods. Put them in the fridge or warming rack so they won’t spoil within 24 hours.

Decorate Baked Goods

Run a Bakery

To start your own Bakery you need to buy a retail lot to start your business. Place a Stove and/or Cupcake Factory and make sure you have a Warming Rack to place your bakes goods in the store. You can find Warming Racks under retail items: Frigidare Refrigerated Display and the Baker’s Cousin Display Case. Read the Running a Bakery guide for more detailed information.


Baking Skill Level Unlocks

Level 1

  • Bake Breadsticks, Pre-mixed Brownies and Sugar Cookies (stove)
  • Bake Plain Muffins, Plain Donuts and Doughnut Holes (cupcake factory)

Level 2

  • Bake Oatmeal Cookies, Cereal-Marshmallow Squares, Bread, and Fish Pie (stove)
  • Bake Cream Tarts, Powdered Doughnuts and Glazed Doughnuts (cupcake factory)

Level 3

  • Bake Plain Bagel, Whole Wheat Loaf, Fruit Pie, Blueberry Bagel, Peanut Butter Cookies and Onion Bagel (stove)
  • Bake Fruit Tarts and Fruit Muffins (cupcake factory)
  • Decorate cookies, cakes, and cupcakes

Level 4

  • Bake Cheesy Bread, Sourdough Loaf, Everything Bagel and Sweet Potato Pie (stove)
  • Chocolate Doughnuts, Exotic Fruit Tarts and Mixed Fruit Tarts (cupcake factory)

Level 5

  • Bake Carrot Bread, Lemon Bars, Carrot Cake, Spinach and Mushroom Quiche, Potato Bread, Spinach and Onion Quiche (stove)
  • Bake Cream Filled Doughnuts, Plain Scores, Jelly Filled Doughnuts (cupcake factory)

Level 6

  • Bake Fudge Bars, Exotic Fruit Pie and Shepard’s Pie (stove)
  • Bake Salmon Croquettes and Fruit Scones (cupcake factory)

Level 7

  • Bake Bread Pudding, Banana Bread and Banana Cream Pie (stove)
  • Bake Croissants, Profiteroles and Soft Shell Crab Cake (cupcake factory)

Level 8

  • Bake Fruitcake, Rainbow Gelatin Cake, and Artisan Herb Bread (stove)
  • Bake Chocolate Biscotti (cupcake factory)

Level 9

  • Bake Lemon Meringue Pie and Chocolate Soufflé (stove)
  • Bake Bacon Wrapped Doughnuts, Cereal Topped Doughnuts, Crème Brûlée, Berry Macaroons and Voodoo Doll Doughnuts (cupcake factory)

Level 10

  • Bake Lava Bundt Cake and Cowplant Essence Meringue Pie (stove)
  • Bake Éclairs and Alien Fruit Tarts (cupcake factory)

Oven Baking Skill Recipes

Oven Baking Recipes and Ingredients needed

Use the search bar to filter recipes or ingredients.
  RecipeIngredientsDecorate
1BreadsticksBreadsticks
1Pre-Mixed BrowniesPre-Mixed BrowniesYes
1Sugar CookiesSugar CookiesYes
2Cereal Marshmallow SquaresCereal Marshmallow SquaresYes
2Oatmeal CookiesOatmeal CookiesYes
2BreadBread
2Fish PieFish Pie1 Bass / Trout / Perch / Salmon
(can be found in any fishing spot)
3Blueberry BagelBlueberry Bagel
3Whole Wheat LoafWhole Wheat Loaf
3Peanut Butter CookiesPeanut Butter CookiesYes
3Plain BagelsPlain Bagels
3Onion BagelOnion Bagel
3Fruit PieFruit Pie1 Pear / Cherry / Strawberry / Blueberry
4Cheesy BreadCheesy Bread
4Sourdough LoafSourdough Loaf
4Everything BagelEverything Bagel1 Onion, 1 Sage, 1 Basil
4Sweet Potato PieSweet Potato Pie1 Potato
5Carrot BreadCarrot Bread1 Carrot
5Lemon BarsLemon Bars1 LemonYes
5Carrot CakeCarrot Cake1 CarrotYes
5Spinach and Mushroom QuicheSpinach And Mushroom Quiche1 Spinach, 1 Mushroom
5Potato BreadPotato Bread1 Potato
5Spinach and Onion QuicheSpinach And Onion Quiche1 Spinach, 1 Onion
6Fudge BarsFudge BarsYes
6Shepard's PieShepard's Pie1 Carrot, 1 Potato
6Exotic Fruit PieExotic Fruit Pie1 Exotic Fruit
(this can be a dragonfruit or cowplant berry fished up in magnolia promenade)
7Bread PuddingBread PuddingYes
7Banana Cream PieBanana Cream Pie1 PlantainYes
7Banana BreadBanana Bread1 Plantain
8FruitcakeFruitcake1 Cherry / Grape / Pear / Strawberry
1 Apple / Blackberry
Yes
8Rainbow Gelatin CakeRainbow Gelatin Cake1 Apple / Grape / Pear
1 Blackberry / Cherry / Strawberry
Yes
8Artisan Herb BreadArtisan Herb Bread1 Sage / Basil
9Chocolate SouffleChocolate SouffléYes
9Lemon Meringue PieLemon Meringue Pie1 Lemon
10Lava Bundt CakeLava Bundt Cake1 StrawberryYes
10Cowplant Essence Meringue PieCowplant Essence Meringue Pie1 Cowplant EssenceYes

Cupcake Factory Baking Skill Recipes

Cupcake Factory Baking Recipes and Ingredients

Use the search bar to filter recipes or ingredients.
  RecipeIngredientsDecorate
1Plain MuffinsPlain MuffinsYes
1Doughnut HolesDoughnut HolesYes
1Plain DoughnutsPlain DoughnutsYes
2Cream TartsCream Tarts
2Glazed DoughnutsGlazed DoughnutsYes
2Powdered DoughnutsPowdered DoughnutsYes
3Fruit TartsFruit Tarts1 Lemon / Apple / Cherry / Strawberry
3Fruit MuffinsFruit Muffins1 Blueberry / Strawberry / Cherry / AppleYes
4Exotic Fruit TartsExotic Fruit Tarts1 Exotic Fruit
(this can be a dragonfruit or cowplant berry fished up in magnolia promenade)
4Chocolate DoughnutsChocolate DoughnutsYes
4Mixed Fruit TartsMixed Fruit Tarts1 Lemon / Apple / Cherry / Strawberry
1 Exotic Fruit
5Jelly Filled DoughnutsJelly Filled Doughnuts1 Blueberry / Strawberry / Cherry / Apple / LemonYes
5Cream Filled DoughnutsCream Filled DoughnutsYes
5Plain SconesPlain SconesYes
6Fruit SconesFruit Scones1 Apple / Pear / Lemon / BlueberryYes
6Salmon CroquettesSalmon Croquettes
7Soft Shell Crab CakeSoft Shell Crab Cake
7ProfiterolesProfiterolesYes
7CroissantsCroissants
8Chocolate BiscottiChocolate BiscottiYes
9Bacon Wrapped DoughnutsBacon Wrapped DoughnutsYes
9Cereal Topped DoughnutsCereal Topped DoughnutsYes
9Crème brûléeCrème brûlée
9Berry MacaroonsBerry Macaroons Yes
9Voodoo Doll DoughnutsVoodoo Doll Doughnuts1 Madame Zoe's Voodoo Doll
(fish up in magnolia promenade)
Yes
10ÉclairsÉclairsYes
10Alien Fruit TartsAlien Fruit Tarts1 UFO (Unidentified Fruit Object)

Cheat – Max Baking Skill

There is also a cheat to max your Sims Baking Skill. Use the Cheat Console by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C. Input the cheat code below to max out your skill level. If you don’t want to max your skill level you can change the number 10 with the preferred skill level from 1 to 9.

stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10

Visit the Cheat Code page for all skill level cheats.

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24 Comments

  1. Just wondering… I built the bakery but no one eats there. People chat a lot, then buy some food and put in their inventory and leave, no one ever sits and eats at the table. Why? :(

      1. So… the screenshot you have in this article is fake? And other screenshots I saw online too? People keep building bakeries with tables, what for? Thanks for an aswer.

        1. This screenshot was taken from the Retail store trailer. It’s not fake but they created a scenery from it. The Sims introduced 3 different baking skills. I think it’s just a matter of time before we can run a restaurant.

  2. Does anyone know what or where the warming rack is? I have the display case full with food but no one ever eats?

  3. love the cheat offered. Only issue is (on my game) it will not work with the cooking skill, fitness skill or mixology skill. But it does work with all the other skills.. Just wanted to give you all a heads up :) thank you for posting the cheat it did help a lot with the rest of the skills!!!

  4. @Sara For the Fitness skill its Skill_Fitness instead of Major_Fitness and regular cooking is Major_Homestyle_Cooking. I don’t remember what mixology is but try looking up skill cheats for the sims 4 for the rest

  5. Wonderful guide!! I am having a bit of trouble finding blueberries. The game has blackberries, but I have not seen blueberries on any official gardening list or in-game.

  6. If you want the foods racks in a residence, use “testingcheatsenabled true”, go into build mode, type in “bb.showhiddenobjects” and in the search box type in “debug”. That will display the retail items.

  7. I opened my bakery, one i downloaded from the gallery, complete with tables, my problem is potential customers take the food from the sales rack and eat servings instead of actually buying anything. I thought about removing the tables so they wont sit around eating but wasn’t sure if they would just stand and eat instead. Anyone else had this problem or any idea how to fix it.

      1. I’ve made sure everything has for sale on it, i’m not sure if something is possibly glitched, i threw away the bread everyone was helping themselves to, completely re-baked and set for sale everything in the case and they are helping themselves to brownies now. I’m not sure what is going on. I have a bakery downstairs and an art gallery upstairs. I’m selling mostly art while everyone is eating the items for sale downstairs instead of buying it. I’ve made sure everything is set to sell.

  8. Plz help! I built a bakery and put the kitchen for a basement. But the actual selling part of the bakery is on the first floor, and I can’t drag the plate all the way to the first floor to put up for sale! How do I bring the baked goods up plz?

  9. My Sim won’t decorate any of her baked goods. She has the skill level but every time I hit decorate, she does the NO thoughts and waves her hands around.

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