Crazy Cake Swap is the latest Match-3 game to come from well known mobile game publisher, Zynga. It’ll have you swapping and combining cake to keep customers fed and help your star baker progress to fame and fortune.

Gamezebo’s Crazy Cake Swap tips, cheats, and strategies are here to help you learn about the different game types, and gain the edge when it comes to how best to proceed.

Know your level type

Crazy Cake Swap Tips, Cheats and Strategies

It’s all well and good trying to clear all the pieces of cake out there, but that’s not much use if your objective was way more defined than that. Pay attention to what’s expected of you. Need to collect up a certain number of one type of cake? Work on that before racking up the points. Need to feed some customers yellow cake, not red cake? Why would you even consider combining those red cakes?

Create special moves often

If you combine four tiles in a line, you create a special frosting tube that can wipe out a whole row or column. If you combine them in a square formation, you can tap on the special tile to wipe out a random one of the same color. Learn to use these as often as possible. Combining special tiles with other special tiles activates even more special bonuses too. Embrace the power.

The best move is when you combine 5 tiles in a row, leading to a special rainbow star that can wipe out all of one type of cake. It’s particularly handy during stages that require you to collect x number of one kind of cake.

The direct route isn’t always the best

Some stages have you needing to create a path between your character and the door. While the obvious path might seem like the best route to take, it’s not always guaranteed. Look at what tiles you can combine, and plan a move or two ahead. Sometimes, you’re better off pursuing a longer route that you can clear in fewer steps.

Find your Friends fast

Crazy Cake Swap Tips, Cheats and Strategies

The Find your Friends levels have you trying to uncover your friends from underneath the piles of cakes. Kind of like Battleships, you can often uncover one piece of them so you know where to aim for. Keep chipping around to get them in the clear. No idea where to start? Go for somewhere central and work from there. A methodical approach is wise early on in these stages.

Use your moves wisely

Spreading icing is pretty simple, but you need to have some icing to begin with. There’s no point combining tiles that haven’t been iced at all, as you won’t spread anything this way. Sure, those combos might feel like you’re getting somewhere, but you really need to be focusing on adding icing, even if it’s only one tile at a time.

Take a bottom up approach

If it’s not clear where would be the best area to tackle, aim for the bottom and work your way up. If you clear some tiles low down, you can often set off a chain reaction, and take out many more areas. If you’re stuck for an effective move, this can be the ideal way to set things up for greater success later on.

Save your diamonds

Crazy Cake Swap Tips, Cheats and Strategies

Don’t bother using the premium diamonds to buy extra moves. It’s going to be tempting, but you’re better off saving them to unlock new areas. Otherwise, you’re going to be stuck asking your friends or waiting a few days to be able to play the new areas. Where’s the fun in that?

Get your friends involved

On that note, if you get your friends involved, you can all help in unlocking new areas faster. There’s the added bonus of being able to import their faces into your game but, really, this is all about getting to the new parts of the game fast!