Setting Up A Bakery in The Sims 4 Get To Work

Hey Simmers! Today we’re taking a look at setting up a Bakery in The Sims 4: Get To Work!

Sims 4 Kitchen

Bakeries, unlike other retail spaces, require a kitchen, equipped with a counter top, stove, and fridge. Certainly, Sims with cooking and baking skills are also required. It doesn’t really matter which of the two skills they have, as long as they can efficiently cook a meal.

After setting up the general layout of the store, have your Sim bake a meal and place it on the counter. Click on it once, and select the “Set For Sale” button to allow customers to purchase the item once the store has opened.

Baker's Cousin Display Case

Next you’ll need to place the “Baker’s Cousin Display Case” in the main dining area, and drag your baked goods onto its shelves. This shelf greatly extends the time-frame until the food expires, sometimes making it last a week or more!

 

Lice Cold Retail Freezer

Though optional, another object you can place in your bakery is the “Lice Cold Retail Freezer.”  This allows customers to quickly purchase your baked goods without having to go through the checkout process. However, there’s one little caveat, which we’ll talk about a bit in an upcoming section.

 

Opening Up Shop

Cash Register

Once you’ve finished placing your Baked Goods on display, you can open up your store in one of two ways. You may click either on the Cash Register object or the Retail Store Icon at the lower right corner of the screen. From here click the “Open Shop” button and wait for the customers to come strolling in.

 

Shop and Employee Management

Sims 4 Retail Shop Sale

When a customer is ready to purchase an item, a shopping cart icon will pulsate overhead. Click on the customer and select “Ring up Customer” to complete the transaction. After a customer completes the transaction, it’s very likely for the display case to become dirty. In addition, if you take too long to fulfill a Sim’s order, they’ll get angry, and stomp out of the store. That’s why it’s imperative to have one Sim focus on sales, while the others focus on cleaning and restocking.

 

Store Cleaning

Now you may think that hiring employees might be the best way to fulfill those tasks, but there’s one major problem. Bakeries aren’t very profitable. An employee, even at the starting salary, can take a huge drain on the store’s profits. Obviously you can get around this with cheating, but if you’re trying to play fairly, you may find your employees too expensive and incompetent to efficiently help with the store.

 Manage Employees

If you do hire an employee, keep in mind that you need to dismiss them after about 9 hours, or else they’ll start complaining. After working for a few days they’ll ask for a raise. Even the prospect of giving the Sim a raise, will most likely put your Bakery further in the red. It’s best to just fire them when you’re starting out, and use family members in their place.

 

Lice Cold Open

Item restocking can place a further dent to your profits. While the store is closed, use the price markup feature in the “Retail Shop” menu to sell your baked goods at a higher price.

If you plan to sell items from the Lice Cold Freezer, keep in mind that you will not be able to restock them after the purchase is complete. This means you must cook the item from scratch each time an item is purchased from the freezer.

 

Other Baking Devices

Whipped dream cupcake factory 

The Whipped Dream Cupcake Factory allows Bakers to create cupcakes, donuts, tarts, and muffins. The higher the cooking skill, the more kinds of cupcakes you can create. As the Sim reaches Baking skill level 3, they’ll gain a new interaction to decorate their treats for an even sweeter presentation.

The Cupcake Factory will occasionally require cleaning and restocking. In addition, it appears to have a “failure” condition, releasing confections at an “Okay” quality. This seems to happen more often if a treat requires a particular ingredient, like apples, or bananas.

 

Baking Skill Level

Sims 4 Cupcakes

Here are the list of items you can create with each Baking Skill level.

Level 3: (Decorate Cookies Cakes Cupcakes to Improve quality)

Level 1

  • Muffins
  • Doughnut Holes
  • Plain Doughnuts

Level 2

  • Cream Tarts
  • Glazed Doughnuts
  • Powdered Doughnuts

Level 3

  • Fruit Tarts
  • Fruit Muffins

Level 4

  • Chocolate Doughnuts
  • Mixed Fruit Tarts
  • Exotic Fruit Tart

Level 5

  • Plain Scones
  • Cream Filled Doughnuts
  • Jelly Filled Doughnuts

Level 6

  • Salmon Croquettes
  • Fruit Scones

Level 7

  • Profiteroles
  • Croissants
  • Soft Shell Crab Cake

Level 8

  • Chocolate Biscotti

Level 9

  • Bacon Wrapped Doughnuts
  • Cereal Topped Doughnuts
  • Crème Brûlée
  • Berry Macaroons
  • Voodoo Doll Doughnuts

Level 10

  • Eclairs
  • Alien Fruit Tarts

Level 1

  • Breadsticks
  • Pre-Mixed Brownies
  • Sugar Cookies

Level 2

  • Bread
  • Cereal Marshmallow Squares
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Fish Pie

Level 3

  • Blueberry Bagel
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Plain Bagels
  • Whole Wheat Loaf
  • Onion Bagel
  • Fruit Pie

Level 4

  • Cheesy Bread
  • Sourdough Loaf
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Everything Bagel

Level 5

  • Potato Bread
  • Lemon Bars
  • Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
  • Carrot Bread
  • Spinach and Onion Quiche
  • Carrot Cake

Level 6

  • Fudge Bars
  • Exotic Fruit Pie
  • Shephard’s Pie

Level 7

  • Bread Pudding
  • Banana Bread
  • Banana Cream Pie

Level 8

  • Rainbow Gelatin Cake
  • Artisan Herb Bread
  • Fruitcake

Level 9

  • Chocolate Souffle
  • Lemon Meringue Pie

Level 10

  • Lava Bundt Cake
  • Cowplant Essence Meringue Pie

Cupcake Factory Cooking

  • Classic Vanilla (Lv 1)
  • Minty Mocha (Lv 2)
  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes (Lv 3)
  • Butterscotchman (Lv 4)
  • Strawberry Fizzy (Lv 5)
  • Red Velvet (Lv 6)
  • Super Chocolate Tummers Bomb (Lv 7)
  • The Baconing (Lv 8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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