One of the stranger reasons for the success of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise is how creator Scott Cawthon often breaks up the games' unsettlingly realistic graphics with mini-games that feature sprites straight out of the Atari 2600 era. Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location is no exception, as it contains a platforming mini-game based around Circus Baby feeding cupcakes to children.
There's more to this mini-game than meets the eye, though. You must complete it successfully in order to see Sister Location's real ending. Getting through Baby's cheery sunshine land is harder than it seems, though: You must contend with a timer, and you also have a limited number of cupcakes with which to feed all the children in the level.
If the kids aren't all fed satisfactorily, if you fall down a pit, or if you run out of time, you lose. You can always try again, though.
Here's how to win Baby's cupcake mini-game with as little aggravation as possible.
The Basics of Feeding Kids (AKA Cupcakes 101)
There are three kinds of cupcakes in the mini-game:
Pink: Average cupcake you get at the start of the stage. You need to hit a kid with two pink cupcakes for them to be adequately fed (when the kids are fed, they smile and sing. You'll know when you've done it right; it's creepy-looking).
Blue: When Baby is equipped with blue cakes, she can fire three cupcakes at once in a spread-shot pattern. The kids need to eat two in order to be fed. It's like a very unorthodox version of Contra's famous spreader gun.
Green: This "piercer" cupcake can feed several kids at once because it travels across the screen instead of disappearing. Only one green cupcake is required to adequately feed a kid.
-Try not to get psyched out by the counter. When you grab the ice cream at the end of the stage, it slows down quite a bit. You're more likely to get a Game Over if you get nervous and fall into a pit.
-Since Baby's cupcake game is what's unofficially known as a "death minigame," you need to die in order to access it. The game's appearance is random, so you may need to die more than once before you get a chance to play. The quickest way to die is to flub the notoriously difficult Night 4: Just wiggle around until you get a deadly hug from the Springtrap suit. Of course, if you actually want to know how to survive Night 4 in Sister Location, we can help you with that.
-If you get through Sister Location at least once and see its standard ending (aka the Scooper ending, aka not Sister Location's real ending), you'll be able to access Baby's mini-game in the Extras menu. Click on her sprite beneath your gift basket for exotic butters. Note that completing the mini-game through the Extras menu won't count as a win, but it's a great way to get some practice in.
Now that you know everything about throwing pastries at children, here are step-by-step instructions on winning Circus Baby's cupcake game.