Are you a mom who is tired of her kids jumping up and down around the house or are you a dad who just can’t take your kids out to the park every time they start whining? If you want a perfect solution to the boredom of your kids as well as your peace of mind, look no further than the latest new best rated family game on the market: My Bakery Empire. The app has been developed and released by the famous development house Coco Play and is immensely popular especially among kids who are 5 to 12 years old. My Bakery Empire is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store. The game has a huge fan base which mostly consists of mothers and their kids and as such it receives regular love from the developers based on the suggestion and reviews that they receive from parents. The most recent update to the iOS version of My Bakery Empire occurred on 17 November 2017 and delighted players with the removal of previous bugs and crashes.
My Bakery Empire is an app for kids based on the same model of interactive learning and education that can be seen in many other games available to download and play for free. However, this game sets itself apart from the general crowd by introducing beautiful graphics as well as super cute characters which are an absolute delight for kids. This complete package does not exist in any other game of this genre and it makes My Bakery Empire a visual treat to look at even for the parents who might join in with their kids such is the appeal of this game. In My Bakery Empire, you can unlock many new characters and as you unlock them they are available for you to access from the Bakery store inside the game. There are no set gameplay mechanics in My Bakery Empire partly because it is designed to be a game for kids and given the attention span that they have, the developers have taken great care to avoid making the game too complex to understand while also ensuring that it is sufficiently difficult to pose a challenge and grab the interest of kids and even their parents.
There are many different bakeries which can be accessed in the game as you move ahead through the game and every one of these has its own set of levels and progression achievements to unlock as well as bonus characters that you will get on a perfect level performance. There are mini games within My Bakery Empire and each has a different objective mainly focused upon either providing kids with a fun way to pass their time or make them learn something new in an enjoyable manner. Each of these bakeries is controlled by the characters in the game known as your assistant bakers who are further under the command of the head baker controlled by you whose name is Lizzie.
My Bakery Empire has a very gradually sloped learning curve and the difficulty level increases at a very comfortable pace so that kids can cope with it and not put down their iPhone or iPad because the game just got too hard for them. Having said that, there are some mini games in My Bakery Empire which will require you to assist your kids and if you think even you cannot figure out the solutions to a particular mini game, well that is what this guide is here for. The self-explanatory games have not been discussed in this guide and as you read on you will be introduced to tips and tricks that will give you a boost on your journey through My Bakery Empire and make the game even more fun and memorable for you and your kids.
1. Build Your Bakery Empire
The main objective in My Bakery Empire is to take control of a bakery which has been the lifelong dream of the main character in the game Lizzie. This is the place where your kids will be taught an important skill while they enjoy themselves. Yes you guessed right, the kids will be learning how to make cupcakes and not only simple cupcakes but glittering and delicious cakes that would make any real baker envious. This is only the beginning task and as your kids progress through the missions, they will learn how to bake full sized cakes as well as loaves of bread and various other tasty treats! However, the tasks at hand are not as simple enough as it seems. Your kids might have seen you baking in the kitchen before but if they haven’t now is the right time to introduce them to the real life kitchen at the same time as they play these mini games on My Bakery Empire. This little trick will ensure that they make the most of what they are learning from the game and observe its real application right in front of them.
My Bakery Empire encourages kids to do all the baking work by themselves so you should also allow your kids to emulate what they are seeing in the game into your real life kitchen baking. It is understandable if you do not want to give them access to the oven but other than that the game practically walks your kids through all the steps needed to bake a perfect cupcake. From adding egg and milk to the mixture to blending it for the correct amount of time to ensure perfect consistency, these mini games in My Bakery Empire teach it all. You might even be surprised that the mixture prepared by your kids may even turn out to be more delicious than what you are able to achieve in the kitchen. Thought you couldn’t learn anything from a kid’s app? Think again!
2. Spend Your Earnings Wisely
My Bakery Empire is similar to the thousands of other arcade baking and fun learning in the market but this game makes you work hard for a relatively low amount of reward. This means that you will have to be extra careful while spending cash in the game if you want to achieve any significant progress. This is actually the main reason why many new players give up or fail to progress beyond a certain level while in the career mode. They spend tons of cash on needless updates whenever a prompt to do so is shown by the game and as a result they do not have enough cash left for the purchase of a much better assistant baker or unlocking other cool features in the game.
An easy way to avoid falling into this trap is to collect as much cash as you can without spending any except when you absolutely need to. You will face such a situation only when the difficulty level listed besides the appropriate stage reaches to extremely hard. When this difficulty level is reached the game does not allow you to begin the stage unless you have performed some of the required upgrades to make your bakery quality in accordance with the stage requirements. All other difficulty levels can be cleared without performing upgrades to your assistant bakers or bakeries. Following this strategy saves you around 20 to 25 percent more cash. This may not seem like much but it really adds up to quite a lot and will result in you being able to purchase a much better bakery afterwards and upgrades faster than you would have been able to had you been spending cash whenever the game prompted you to.
Another reason why you should hold on to cash is due to the relatively low value that you can obtain from spending it on upgrades whenever prompted by the game. Upgrades come at a small price but you only get a certain amount of visual appeal by using up your upgrade card or upgrading with cash. The only benefit of upgrading assistant bakers, your bakeries and ingredients is the ability to more efficiently manage the control over your bakery empire. If you are playing according to the tips and tricks that are mentioned in this guide to My Bakery Empire, this benefit does not seem to matter anymore and you can save the hard earned cash for much worthier upgrades that will require a lot of investment when you reach the higher levels in My Bakery Empire.
Purchasing a new bakery will give you a boost of around +20 to +30 coins per gameplay of the levels for that specific bakery so now you can clearly decide if upgrading your assistant bakers and bakeries is worth the cash you work so hard to earn. As a general rule however, whenever you do get stuck at the extremely hard difficulty scenario, you should always prefer to put upgrade points into the higher level bakery because it gives you a better ratio of benefit on the road to success rather than in many small bakeries or coin boosters as both of those things can be supplemented by good baking sense in your Bakery Empire.
3. Collect Those Coins
Gold coins are the main in game currency in My Bakery Empire and you will have to collect as many of these as you can in order to unlock extra characters and perks in the game. There are two ways of collecting coins in My Bakery Empire. The primary way is to complete the level of mini games with perfect stars which will enable you to gain the most number of coins. This should be your primary objective and this aim can be achieved through a variety of skills depending upon the mini game and type of level that you are at. For example, in the bakery, if you are able to complete baking the cupcakes and then succeed in applying the correct amount and type of toppings, you will be awarded with perfect stars and you will see your progress bar on the top right corner fill up until it rewards you with a random assistant baker character from the available pool.
Another way to gain coins quickly is through the usage of Ultimate Bake Packs in the game. This is of course for those parents who really want to keep their kids engaged through My Bakery Empire. If you are willing to pay the extra cash, a steady stream of coins is ensured to your kids balance in the game through active bonuses and additional perks with every mini game. This option is not recommended however for the causal player and if you are afraid that your kid will remain glued to the screen of your smartphone for hours on end. Even though it provides an effective boost and greatly increases your coin collecting capacity, it is really all up to you as a parent and your ability to be able to consistently spend on a not so useful real life perk for your kids.
4. Dealing With Customers
In My Bakery Empire, your kids can interact with the cute little characters that come to visit one of the Bakeries. They will interact with your kids depending upon their level and the mini games that they have just completed. These characters are super cute and your kids might get lost in their visual delights but there is a greater objective to these customers and characters wandering seemingly aimless through the streets of your Bakery Empire.
Whenever you click on a particular character it will provide you with a small introduction and then some details about what you can expect from the mini game attached to that character. Also be careful of what these Customers say because they often slip in hints and tips on how to get a perfect score on your next mini game between small talk and unless you are listening attentively, these super useful hints will go to waste. The Customers also give you some bonuses and in some rare cases gift you gold coins so be sure to talk to everyone that you see on the streets of your Empire!