Designing Your Store

Bakery Story Walkthrough and Guide

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Designing Your Store

A key element to Bakery Story is designing and decorating your shop. The main thing is to make it an attractive place for customers to come, but also to ensure you expand its capacity to encourage new business. To do a lot to your bakery you have to buy add-ons for the game using Gems.

In addition to the actual bakery, you have the crucial seating area. This is where your customers sit down and eat their nosh. For every customer, there needs to be a chair next to a table.

To be able to cook, you need more than just ingredients and a recipe! This not only includes an Oven, but also Deep Fryers (yum!), Drinks Mixers and Ice Cream Machines. Obviously not all of these appliances are necessary to make each item, but you will want to get them all eventually to keep a nice, diverse menu. Your recipe list expands as you get new appliances, while the number of appliances you can have increases as your level goes up.

When considering new appliances, remember that you can remove one to storage and place something there instead, if you begin to run out of room. There are some special ovens, such as the Sonic Oven, which reduces cooking time by 20 percent, and the Forever Oven. With this one, items cooked in the oven never spoil or go off.

Some appliances have to be built using tools, indicated by the hammer icon when buying them. These items are shown as cardboard boxes once you get them in your bakery. Hit the box and you will see the tools required to construct it. If you are missing any of the tools, you can use the ‘Ask Friends’ button to request them from other bakers. You can use gems to finish building appliances more quickly – simply hit the ‘Finish’ button and they will be constructed straight away.

When requesting help from your neighbors for appliance parts, remember that you can only do this with each once each day.

As well as tables and appliances, you need a storage area to put food that has been cooked. It rests here until ordered by a customer. You can store all recipes that are the same on one counter, but different ones need a new counter for each individual recipe. This makes it a good idea to cook as much as possible of an individual item, though obviously you are then limiting your menu for your customers.

Design Menu

The design menu is accessed by hitting the ‘Design’ button at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. You can then use the bottom section of this new menu to buy furniture for your bakery. This includes things like appliances, counters, tables and chairs, as well as wallpaper and flooring.

There are some items that can only be purchased with gems. These are very exclusive items that only hardcore Bakery Story gamers will be able to receive! To access them, use the tab next to the red ‘X’ in Design Mode. See the Gem Items section for a list of some of these.

You can also trade your coins for gems in this menu.


The most important thing while playing Bakery Story (except to have fun!) is to expand your bakery. The need for this to happen will occur very rapidly and early on in your game.

Expansions to your bakery must be purchased. You can do this using either Coins (the in game, free currency) or Gems (which you have to buy with real money). You can’t buy the biggest expansions early on in the game, but have to level up through experience first. Gems can be used to speed up this process, making the waiting game a lot less tiresome.

Buying expansions is not as simple as just purchasing the add-on. You will need to decorate the new space, so be sure to factor in extra costs such as flooring and wallpaper.

To purchase an expansion, touch the Design icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. The expansion menu will then be selectable in the shop. The menu is found as the last tab above the merchandise menu. Select the one you want, and it’s as simple as that!

Expansions also provide you with XP. This means that it can be worth leaving expanding until you are close to another level, to allow it to push you over the edge.

Storing Items

It is worth storing any appliances or counters that you no longer need so that you can place a more vital one in its place. Bear in mind that if you store an item that has food or drinks on or in it, you will lose the produce – so be sure to move that first.
When you place an item in storage it is put back into the slot that you originally purchased it from.

Cash Register

You are able to purchase additional cash registers after the first one. This is just for decoration however, and customers will not use it.


Comments for Designing Your Store

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Actually you can use more than one register. You just need to purchase another worker/character to stand behind it and customers will go to both.

Added 12th Oct 2015, ID #616110

How can i create my another account

Added 27th Aug 2015, ID #602747

How do you get something out of storage? Thx

Added 15th Jul 2015, ID #584910

plz add me alyami1

Added 6th Jun 2015, ID #566550

If you buy a person from the section with the pot plant and put it behind your new register coustemers will use it

Added 3rd Jun 2014, ID #393168

hi my name in bakery story is sweets i'm at 24 but going to 25 my id is gvnhjnhg I am quiet good at the game everyday I think of designs once I made a place with just tables that looked like a dog I have 39 neighbour's I am still going add one person which 40 or I am going to add you! so be ware I have 2 neighbour's that are at level 99 one name is BBs and BB's cookies and my other neighbour's are under level90 and have not tell you that I am not like other people I can do install pet shop story winter and play it for about 8 germs I can do it I am just expanding with germs not money . I have one cheat to do this you need a lot of ovens doesn't matter what kind of ovens then those that unlocked the pumpkin pie make it its mos 2 days and one more cheat always check the xp before you bake something any body can do that even people at level 0 can to that and that's all for me to say !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added 24th Mar 2014, ID #367722

I Like pie my bakery's awesome baker a im LVL 87 I am hot

Added 29th Jun 2015, ID #577328


I changed my wallpaper in my store to achieve a goal but now I want to change it back to my previous wallpaper and because I leveled up there are all new wallpapers in my design menu it doesn't give me to option to choose my previous walls HELP!

now I have no coins left so I can't cover all my walls :(

Added 12th Mar 2014, ID #363317

Guys I play bakery story daily and faxgion story also plx add me khansashouakt

Added 18th Feb 2014, ID #356253

Hi, I am jaynie111, I tip and gift daily, and if you require a specific gift, i will always help, on the understanding you will help me too, thanks

Added 10th Jan 2014, ID #341952

Can I move tables and chairs after they are placed?

Added 29th Dec 2013, ID #335874

Why doesn't it show in Game Center that I have played tr game when I have. It says. "Never played"

Added 28th Aug 2013, ID #307167

Answer #1 If people do not accept requests, you can simply delete them. Tap on the list of pending invites, and tap "edit" to delete.
Answer #2 When completing the goals, the tables/counters unlock after
goals are completed in the order they have them in.
Hope it helped! Happy gaming! =)

Added 9th Aug 2013, ID #303711

add me.; dottie_haines96. i tip and gift everyday. (:

Added 4th Aug 2013, ID #302602

I purchased the Digital register and sold the other one now I don't have the lady how can I get it back?

Added 26th Jul 2013, ID #300308

[color=red]I am trying to complete an objective by buying six chairs and six tables, but only the tables are locked by the "Goal" marking...

Does someone know what objective/quest I'm supposed to do? It would help a LOT~!

(I know this sounds dumb, but I just want it to get it over with so I have more time to bake silly cookies~!)

Added 25th Jul 2013, ID #300292

Is there anything that can be done about neighbors who do not except the invite to be neighbors,they ask you to invite them,then they never accept the invite,and you have a ton of pending invites on your wall very annoying Thank you

Added 7th Jul 2013, ID #295673

I have just started BakeryStory. But I just don't know how to move stuff around.

Added 3rd Mar 2013, ID #260384

Plz add me on bakery,restaurant,fashion,city,farm,empire,nightclub and pet story and vampires live all or any plz plzzzz i am regular and gift n help evry1....
add me: AnuEd

Added 22nd Nov 2012, ID #211201


Added 6th Nov 2012, ID #206051

I keep trying to change the. Color of my floor but whenever i try the game exes out and it takes me back to home on my iPad

Added 19th Aug 2012, ID #177827

If you want them to sit down faster then place all of your seating near the door and all of your appliances and counters away from the door. That way the first few customers eat and get out of the store before the last few can get mad. New people can't sit down unless the table it clear, and the plate disappears when the person who ate it exits.

I think the clock over their head doesn't mean they want to see a clock, it means they're waiting for food.

Add me: AlanohiTreats.

Added 17th Aug 2012, ID #176912

I am trying to expand my store and have brought expansions through the candy jar to go to 15 x 18 in size. So far I have used this 8 times getting the items from the jar but have no expansion. Is there a trick to this. It only needed 40 gems to get the expansion and so far I have used 4 times that amount and have got nothing. Can you help?

Added 11th Jul 2012, ID #162997

how do i sell things?

Added 21st Jun 2012, ID #155252

If you expand your shop is it 100% free if you DO NOT use gems? Just wondering because on the game it says "cash" and not "coins"

Added 10th Jun 2012, ID #151287

The costomers that come in my bakery don't sit down very fast at all and then they pile up get mad and leave when there are 5 spots open how do I get them to sit down faster or hire more help to "seat" them faster?

Added 3rd Jun 2012, ID #148181

Add me name is sweetcakes or dlbarnes

Added 24th May 2012, ID #144854

What happens if you request items from neighbors more then once a day?

Added 22nd May 2012, ID #144334

how do you play

Added 29th Apr 2012, ID #137961

What do you do if they want to see the clock. I already have a clock but they don't look at then they leave with there hearts broken.

Added 29th Apr 2012, ID #137958

You can not trade your coins for gems!

Added 5th Apr 2012, ID #129731

I have placed a second cash register and my customers do use it.

Added 4th Mar 2012, ID #120545

Just to be clear: I have never bought a single gem, used a cheat beside the door trick, or used my ten added gems to buy coins, and I have had 700,000 coins in total. I could make an excellent bakery with just that amount of coins. You do NOT need to buy coins- don't fool yourself out! Instead, earn coins with the newly added goals, and from getting to the 3rd level of making stuff. You get +1 gem every time you get to level three of making something (its the little # on the bottom..) and you are good!

Added 2nd Feb 2012, ID #111506

In the guide above, it is listed that "You can also trade trade coins for gems in this menu" referring to the design menu.
I cannot find this trade anywhere in the design menu - suggestions? You can only trade gems to get more coins.

Added 9th Dec 2011, ID #93778

The appliance limit applies to the amount of appliances you have in the shop, not including what is in storage. Store others, then you can pull the ovens out. You only generally get one additional appliance possible per every four or five levels.

You are incorrect about the cash register, however. Your customers WILL use whichever one is closer. I have two doors in my bakery (I bought the additional one) and have a cash register by each. Customers use both.

Added 3rd Dec 2011, ID #92355

[quote][/quote] I LOVE THIS GAME XD

Added 19th Nov 2011, ID #88571

Can I send a food or drink request to all of my neighbors using only one message or do I have to send it individually to each one?

Added 30th Oct 2011, ID #84173

I have stored two ovens. I can't access them until I reach the next target level. If I retrieve one will I lose my opportunity to buy another type of appliance? Can I retrieve both at my next chance to access appliances?

Added 26th Oct 2011, ID #83115