Cupcakes! Holiday Edition

App review by
Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Decorate and "eat" holiday-themed cupcakes.

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Ease of Play

Cupcakes! Holiday Edition walks you through each step, with plenty of written explanations. Younger children who can't read may need some help. The pop-up instructions can get annoying if you've already played before and don't need assistance.

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Sexy Stuff

There are several links within the app to other games by the developer, the Jelly Belly website, and other news and info from the developer.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cupcakes! Holiday Edition lets their kids create, decorate, and "eat" holiday-themed cupcakes. The variety of ingredients allows for a lot of creative play, but access to email, Facebook and Game Center present a few privacy and safety issues. Also, Maverick Software tends to advertise their other products and partner products quite heavily within the apps.

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Kid, 10 years old May 1, 2017


This is a very interesting game, but it's a bit inappropriate for little kids, who might try actually make the cupcake recipe....... it also encourages pla... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old August 16, 2011

Good but some possible minor privacy issues if you have young kids.

I love this app! There is NOTHING inappropriate at all about it! Although if you have young children there is a chance they may accidentally try to upload the p... Continue reading

Is it any good?

CUPCAKES! HOLIDAY EDITION is a holiday-themed version of Maverick Software's Cupcakes! app. Players prepare cupcakes by putting liners in the pan, choosing a type of batter, setting a timer for the oven, and then adding decorations. The variety of decorations is almost overwhelming: frosting, toppings, filling, Jelly Belly brand jelly beans, and candy letters. You can even choose the type of paper cup to use, and put candles on it before serving, then tap on the picture to "eat" the cupcake bite by bite.

The decorations can be filtered by holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's. Cupcakes can be stored in the fridge to save them, emailed to friends, or submitted to the Hall of Fame, which has themed contests to enter. It's a pretty cute game that kids will enjoy, although it would be nice for parents if you could turn off some of the ads and options to send information outside of the app.

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