Code a Cake is a new game from British multinational telecommunications firm BT that likens coding to baking a cake. The web game breaks the process into three simple steps—sequencing, variables and looping—and has kids create a digital cake. First, kids need to place add the necessary ingredients to the mixing bowl in the right sequence, then set the temperature and timer. After learning about sequencing and variables in this way, kids can decorate their virtual cake with cake-decorating tasks like piping frosting, which requires a repetitive, or looping, action. After finishing the coding game, kids can even print out a recipe to make a real cake.
During this time of isolation, people of all ages are looking to uplevel their skills and this game offers an approachable introduction to coding.