|“||"Make an effort to defuse a Cake Bomb. The explosion is divine!"||”|
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|“||"Cake bombs are blockers that when cleared, creates a divine explosion!"||”|
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|First appearance||Latest appearance|
|Level 366||Level 10255|
For the list of levels with this blocker, see here.
This blocker is very unusual in many different ways. Unlike most blockers, cake bombs take up multiple squares (specifically four squares or a 2×2 area). The blocker has a strange design - a round pink cake with a star in the middle and sugar balls on the outside. The number of hits needed to destroy this blocker can vary significantly, from just the one hit to a maximum of eight (the most of any blocker). Like most blockers, cake bombs can have jelly beneath them. If present, there will be four squares of jelly, corresponding to the area covered by the cake.
Cake bombs can be destroyed either by making simple matches along the edges of the cake (unless being protected by Candy Cane Fence or Candy Cane Curl) or by using special candies and their combinations. This is detailed in the next section.
When all eight slices of cake are removed, a pink party popper will appear on the bottom right-hand side of the screen after all cascades have been completed in the move that the cake was destroyed, and sends an explosion through the entire board, removing candies (include standard special candies) and blockers, and shatter the frame of the cake bomb. In the case of elements with several layers such as frosting or jelly, a single layer will be removed. If two or more cake bombs are cleared in one move, they will activate one at a time in the same order of being cleared. The party popper appears for the first cake, and the board is cleared. When the board has settled, the next cake bomb will activate, etc.
No points are awarded for removing the eight slices of the cake bomb. The amount of points earned for clearing a cake bomb is based on the number of candies on the board. 100 points are awarded for every regular candy or special candy cleared by the party popper. The number of points increases if candy bombs are cleared as well. Each layer of jelly cleared by a cake bomb is worth 1,000 points. 20 points are awarded for clearing any blockers such as chocolate or frosting (exclusive to Flash). However, no points are awarded for removing marmalade (40 for the most recent HTML5 versions).
Exploding a cake bomb on the last move of a level will result in the party popper clearing the board of candies.
The positions of the cake bombs can affect the difficulty of a level directly. If they are positioned in the middle, it is quite easy to break them by just using normal matches. If they are situated on the edges or corners, it can be quite hard because special candies would be required for the corner slices to be cut off, even resorting to special candy combinations.
Destroying a cake bomb
Making simple candy matches adjacent to the cake will remove up to two segments of the cake. One segment is removed from each of the quadrants adjacent to a matched candy.
A striped candy will remove up to two segments from the cake, one from each of the quadrants in its line of action. A wrapped candy can remove up to four segments: if detonated adjacent to the cake, it can take out up to two segments with the first explosion, and up to two more with the second. A wrapped + wrapped combination can clear a cake bomb completely, by taking four slices out with each explosion, provided both explosions are adjacent to it. A striped + wrapped combination can remove up to four pieces of the cake, but it will take at most one piece from each quadrant.
A colour bomb matched with a regular candy is ineffective against a cake bomb; even when it removes candies adjacent to the cake bomb, no slices are destroyed. However, the colour bomb + striped candy combination can be helpful. Finally, mixing two colour bombs will remove one slice from each quadrant.
In jelly levels, cake bombs usually have jellies underneath them, so it is essential to try to find ways to set them off as soon as possible. Typically, the jellies can be cleared only after the cake bomb is removed. However, jellies behind cake bombs can also be destroyed without destroying the cake bomb itself, by using jelly fish from board layout, mystery candies, or boosters.
Notice that, when a cake bomb is cleared, the jelly tiles below will take one hit, leaving single jellies or nothing to worry about.
In ingredient levels, sometimes the cake bombs block the path for ingredients to drop down, forcing the player to get rid of them to complete the level. It is also possible for a level to contain so many frosting squares that a player has to break the cakes to have an easier time bringing the ingredients down.
In rare cases, the cake bomb may act as an obstacle to cause sliding. This can be helpful if such a sliding route can let ingredients slip through the exit. On the other hand, avoid such sliding if it leads to stuck zones.
Cake bombs can appear in candy order levels, too. In normal order levels (the ones requiring certain colours of candy) and special order levels, they help weaken a lot of blockers on board and boost the progress. If a cake bomb is destroyed, the candies present on the board count as order, which is helpful in some levels like level 377. For some reason, colour bombs removed in this way are not counted as the order in mobile version, beware.
However, they can become a hazard in combination order levels, since they can blow away your special candies which you are going to mix. A notorious level is level 421, which requires the player to mix striped candies 5 times (once 7 times). Because all special candies are lost after a cake is blown up, the level requires all 2 (once 4) cakes to be removed before concentrating on mixing combinations. It can be a nearly impossible task to pull off, not to mention the order itself is extremely difficult already.
Moves and Timed levels
Cake Bombs may appear in moves levels and timed levels, but in most of such cases, destroying them is not necessary, unless the board is narrow and you have to clear some of them to gain room for cascades. They can be useful for earning points and clearing threatening blockers to get more points, although doing so will take a few moves off/seconds off the clock.
In case one wants to collect more sugar drops, one shall know that a cake bomb going to explode counts as a new cascade phase. The best scenario is to make a cascade while breaking a cake bomb in the same move, then after the cake bomb goes off, another cascade occurs and forms another drop.
- About how a cake bomb sounds:
- On web version, breaking slices causes a unique folding sound, but destroying all slices will have nothing special. The party popper also makes some "party noise".
- On mobile devices, breaking slices causes the same sound of removing bombs, and destroying all slices causes an exploding sound like a bomb explosion. However the party popper only makes another blow-up sound.
- Clearing a cake bomb is surely more effective than the colour bomb + colour bomb combination as the combination may work worse on awkward boards. It attacks all blockers, although it only takes one layer from multi-layered frosting.
- A cake bomb explosion does not affect other cake bombs.
- The cakes appear in trays similar to sachets (Former appearance of one-layered frosting). The trays have hearts inscribed in them, one on each quadrant.
- On web version, candies will be blown away by the party popper. On mobile, candies will just disappear as the popper goes off.
- Formerly, jellies behind cake bombs were not destroyed by the explosion. They can only be destroyed if they are within the range of a special candy when it goes off. This was changed in a later update.
- As of mobile 18.104.22.168, by setting off a Cake Bomb, jellies below it will be ripped off one layer, but those behind other cake bombs will not.
- In the past, jellies without a candy on them were not destroyed by the explosion, but the game has been updated: empty jellies are now removed as well.
- If two or more cake bombs are destroyed at the same time on web version, the first party popper will clear the board, and a second or subsequent poppers will clear the board after all cascades from the first cake bomb have ended. This can be a problem in some levels (especially those with combination orders) because the first cake bomb explosion may create cascades that form special candies that are then blown away by subsequent cake bomb explosions. On mobile devices, only one popper used to appear even if two or more cake bombs are destroyed at the same time. It works the same way as web version now.
- This blocker is usually helpful as it cleans the entire board, but it can also make a level much harder. Levels 421 and 437 were hard because of the cake bombs.
- If a cake bomb is destroyed during Sugar Crush after counting moves, then the popper will work after other special candies go off.
- Jelly fish and coconut wheels will truly set off and do their jobs if they are not in marmalade when a cake bomb goes off. When it is in marmalade, the marmalade will just be removed, even on mobile. Similarly, lucky candies and mystery candies are unveiled rather than removed by the bomb.
- On web version, destroying a cake bomb on the same move a candy bomb reaches 0 will fail the level rather than eliminating the board. However, on mobile version, the bomb will be removed correctly.
- For a long time, cake bombs did not affect any liquorice shell, until an update in November 2019 which allows them to deal 1 hit.
- In the sequel games, there are variations of this blocker, like Jelly Cake in Candy Crush Soda Saga, Raspberry Twister Cake and OctoSmash in Candy Crush Friends Saga and so on. They also occupy 2×2 squares, take 8 hits in total to remove, and clear partly or whole board upon destroyed. The main differences of these variations are as follows:
- They can take hit from any quadrant, but each hit can only "add damage count by 1" such that a twin wrapped candy combination can only damage them twice, unless it is an almighty combination like color bomb + coloring candy which will deal full damage.
- When they are destroyed, they will go off on their own.
- All special candies affected by these blockers will be activated.
- Cakes are well-known, favorite desserts in real life (and are also used to celebrate birthdays), but in Candy Crush Saga, it is used as a blocker, similar to chocolate.
- The cake bomb cannot be spawned by the magic mixer. It would likely be impossible for the cake bomb to be spawned because it is a 2×2 blocker and the magic mixer takes up only one space.
- This is the first applicable blocker that has never appeared in marmalade, locks or chests. It is unlikely that it will happen since it is a blocker that occupies more than one space. However, with the reveal that crystal candies can encase cake bomb quadrants, this may change in the future.
- On HTML5 unknown version, this blocker changed the design. The party popper after clearing the cake bomb is switched to left instead of right, and party popper's popping animation is changed as well.
- Cake bombs have the tilemap code 035.
- Cake bombs have the order number "22".
- Cake bomb is the only element introduced in 2013 that hasn't been removed from the game, because the chameleon candies, the toffee tornado, and Dreamworld (along with its associated elements) were all introduced in 2013 and have all since been removed from the game.
- Cake bomb is the first blocker that can take up more than one tile.
- Currently, cake bomb is the only blocker that takes multiple hits to destroy but is not multi-layered.
- Level 366 - First appearance
- Level 373 - The level with the most cake bombs alongside level 2717, which is 6
- Level 375 - 10th level
- Level 381 - The 16th consecutive level of cake bomb and is the last of the 16 consecutive levels
- Level 401 - 20th level
- Level 421 - Was once an extremely threatening level where cake bombs are a serious hazard before it was nerfed.
- Level 437 - Another level that was difficult mainly because of cake bombs
- Level 477 - 30th level
- Level 639 - 40th level
- Level 654 - Unofficially the first level with cake bomb order, due to redesigning.
- Level 750 - 50th level
- Level 810 - 60th level
- Level 892 - First moves level with cake bombs
- Level 924 - 70th level
- Level 1002 - 80th level
- Level 1115 - 90th level
- Level 1153 - 100th level
- Level 1703 - First mixed level with cake bombs
- Level 2817 - Last level with cake bombs on Flash version.
- Level 3574 - Officially the first candy order level with cake bomb order.
- Level 3970 - First jelly-order mixed level with cake bomb order.
- Level 4254 - First level with candy cane fences going through a cake bomb.
- Level 4783 - First level with cake bomb in crystal candies.
- Level 5739 - First level with cake bomb partially encased in crystal candies.
- Level 5893 - First ingredient-order mixed level with cake bomb order.
- Level 6753 - First level where cake bombs can be affected by bubblegum pop explosions.
- Level 7128 - First rainbow rapids level with cake bombs.
- Level 7717 - First level with liquorice fence going through a cake bomb.
- Level 8067 - First level where cake bomb order is required to unlock order locks.
- Level 8712 - First level with liquorice curls going through a cake bomb.
- Level 8938 - First rapids-order mixed level with cake bomb order.
- Level 9009 - First level with a different colour scheme where cake bombs appear.
- Level 9565 - First level with cake bomb in order locks.
- Level 10006 - First five-digit level with cake bombs.
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