Sims player mystified by dead dad who won’t stop baking cakes

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An image of a dead dead baking in The Sims 4.

While those willing to mod the Sims have gotten up to some crazy things over the years, the vanilla versions of the games arguably offer just as much in the way of wacky glitches and hilarious occurrences.

Whether it’s a re-creation of Love Island’s most dramatic moments, a werewolf graduation ceremony or a family of Keanu Reeves clones, things just keep getting weirder with each new update.

That said, it seems unlikely that the addition of high schools to The Sims 4 had anything to do with one strange glitch encountered recently by a player on Reddit, which saw a deceased sim return from the grave to bake some sweet treats.

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These delicious cakes aren’t the only things that have risen lately…

This spooky event is the subject of a thread in the subreddit r/thesims, which began with a post from the unfortunate player who’d had the ethereal encounter, user Ganzpet42, who posted an image of the poltergeist sim hard at work in the kitchen and captioned it: “my sim’s dead dad will NOT STOP coming here every single night and baking SEVERAL white cakes. It’s hilarious, but what is happening hahaha.”

Naturally, one of the Sims community’s resident paranormal investigators, user Nerdgamerfanboy was quickly on the scene to offer a possible explanation for the ghostly Gordon Ramsay, theorising: “he's trying to age everyone up, so that they'll die of old age and join him in the afterlife.”

On the other hand, user Fallen-Reaper-Scythe took a slightly different approach, asking: “did he die on a birthday or before one and didn't get a cake slice?”, leading Ganzpet42 to reply: “Nope. I don’t know (why, but) it’s ALWAYS white cake.”

Meanwhile, a bunch of players responded to reveal that they’d had their own departed sims return to do similar things, with user V3NU5_ saying: “I had that with my old legacy family, just cakes over the whole house because all of the ghost wouldn’t stop baking” and Ashcashh95 adding: “This happened to my sim, except the dead mom just made random dishes and never finished cooking then.”

Others were simply unsure how to feel about the spectral treats, with user french-retrowve-fan musing: “That’s kinda touching actually…until it’s poisoned” and rauq_mawlina uttering the immortal line: “not sure if funny or sad.”

Though, the dead sim doesn't seem too bothered by these conflicted emotions, with Ganzpet42 returning later to say: “just to update... HE JUST MADE ANOTHER ONE!!!”

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