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The Sims Freeplay- Birthday Cake Ageing


I know a lot of people get very confused about ageing their sims so I am going to talk you through it.

There are 3 ways of ageing a sim:

  1. Birthday Cake (which is what we are going to focus on in this post)
  2. Auto Ageing– once the life dreams and legacies quest has been completed
  3. Advancing age early– once the life dreams and legacies quest has been completed

Before the life dreams and legacies quest has been completed you will need to use birthday cakes if you want to age your sims but..

You can’t age every sim until a quest has been completed so:

  • You can’t age a baby to a toddler until a quest for toddlers has been completed
  • You can’t age a toddler to a preteen until preparing for preteens has been completed
  • You can’t age a preteen to a teen until teenagers has been completed
  • You can’t age a teen to an adult until adulthood has been completed
  • You can’t age adults to seniors until seniors has be completed

Once you have completed quest for toddlers you have unlocked the ability for your baby to become a toddler but..

you now need a birthday cake

A birthday cake can be found under the baking section on a stove, it is near the bottom of the list and will cost you 5LPs and takes one day to make.

Once you have made the cake click on the circle symbol showing the cake to store it, you can then use it straight away or save it for later.

Now you need to click on the sim you want to age and you will see the option to have birthday:

Click on this and a no/yes window will appear, it will ask you if you want to use the birthday cake to age that sim.

 If you do, click yes.

If you don’t, click no.

Once you click yes your sim will magically grow up to the next life stage.


And that is how you age a sim using a cake!

Do you need a cake for each sim you age or just one cake?

You need a cake for each, once your sim has aged the cake will have been used.

Once I complete the life dreams quest do I still need birthday cakes?

No you don’t, you can advance a sims age for 2LPs instead of age them free when they complete their life dream for that stage or are ready to age automatically, read the post mentioned at the top of this post for more information

Thanks for reading!


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72 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Birthday Cake Ageing

  1. I thought they can only grow up with cake, can you explain the other ways? Please🙂

    • Of course, once you have completed the life dreams and legacies quest your sims can age automatically once their timer for that life stage is up and you can also age them early after this quest once their life dream for that stage is complete🙂

  2. What about in the case of twins? Do I need two cakes then?

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  4. Can you use a birthday cake you purchased from the grocery store? I noticed when I had purchased some rocky road for a quest, it did not count, I had to bake it. I am curious if it’s the same for the birthday cake.

    • Yes, Maybe you should read this post on how the supermarket works: as you still have to bake the rocky road you just get it cheaper than if you brought it from the oven🙂

  5. How can i add you on face book I’d like to use your podium to complete that’s social task am stuck at and i wont use LPs to skip it nonono

    • Of course, the podium is in the first house in the second row

      • Can you old add me on Facebook. I am doing the social points thing and I need to make clothes at a neighbor’s house. But I have no neighbors. Please help me and add me. Facebook.
        Thank you it would mean a lot. Also thanks for posting these cause I use them to finish quests faster in it is a lot of time. Thanks and please add me ☺

      • I have sent you a friend request
        You’re welcome!

  6. Thank you so much it helped a lot. I come to your site for help on all my quests. Your so sweet for taking thd time to help people.🙂

  7. Do u know if u can bake cakes ahead of time and use them once the quest is finished?

  8. If your already past the life and legacy dream and your sim appears with a birthday cake sign above your sim does that give you one birthday cake or what I’m not sure what this means but I have done it with quite a few sims.

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  10. If you cook more than one cake, do they then all save? So can I say have three birthday cakes available at one time? x Love your blog btw🙂

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  13. Hello! Can i add you on Game Center as i need a podium for a task and none of my neighbours got one!😦 thanks🙂

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  16. What if I bake a bithday cake at another sims house? (Party boat) will it save?

  17. I want to add you as a neighbour.. how do i do it? I read your blog for every quest.

  18. I had no birthday cakes made, but when I started playing today I noticed that my infant had a birthday cake above it. When I go to my simtracker, it says ‘ready to age’ under his name. I’m about 76% done with the Life Dreams & Legacies quest.

  19. A quest for Toddlers has been sitting in my Quest Waiting Que. I’m at level 14 now. I also noticed it looks as though the birthday cake should be available but it’s grayed out with no level requirement on it. What am I missing to be able to do this quest that’s just been sitting in the que?

    • YOu need to complete the quest you are on first, quests need to be completed in order, if it is 2nd in your queue then you can do it in two quests time.
      And the birthday cake won’t unlock until you do that quest.

  20. I’m on level 18 and I still can’t click on the cake to bake it. Idk why please help!

  21. after the legacy quest? is it possible, if i dont want to age my sim?

  22. Wait what does it mean by “age automatically” does it mean there’s a time limit for each age your sim has? If so, how long?Or is it like the birthday cakes were you choose when your sims age?

  23. i baked cake yesterday but i don’t know what happened. i checked today and there’s no circle thing on the stove. im pretty sure i baked it yesterday cus i lost 5 LP already :<

  24. now im baking again ughh lost 10 LP

  25. I have twins do need two cakes

  26. Baking the cakes is the only way to make babies change to toddlers ???

  27. I am on lol 14 and don’t have the toddler quest

  28. I’m level 12 and I can’t age my babies

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  30. How do you do the life dreams or whatever the other option is?

  31. I had 2 sims making birthday cakes and they where almost done then it just went away the sims was ready for work and I had no cakes when I should have 2 cakes I paid 5 lp for each cake and I got ripped off

  32. Hi.. i was baking once just for fun and when i ended it and clicked on the bubble to finish my pancakes they disappeared and im worried i spent 5LP on brithday cake and I won’t have it anyway please help me

    • they do just disappear, but you get money and XPs from them but birthday cakes are stored so ready for when you want to use them but you don’t get money for baking one.

  33. Hi! I really love your blog it’s extremely helpful!!:) and I’m just wondering CAN you actually get twins on the sims freeplay? Oh!! How ’bout triplets??!! Or quadruplets?! Nah probably not:(

    • Thanks
      You can’t really have twins but you can buy two cribs and make two babies, but you can’t have more than two babies per household as you can only have 4 sims living in a house at one time.

  34. Hi, yes I’m almost done with the quest for toddlers do I have to use a cake to turn her into a toddler because I don’t have 5 LP points.

  35. Wow, your blog is really helpful. Thanks a lot.

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