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Nov 252010

3-30-2011 – Hello gang. Looks like VIP Dinners and other food stuffs do not work anymore. That’s just how to cookie crumbles. Goal items still work, though you will ALMOST ALWAYS see the “something wrong in the kitchen message.” Hope you got goodies while it lasted. ~The Facegamer

As my humble contribution to your Thanksgiving celebration, here are some of Grandma’s Lost Apple Pies. There are only 8 servings per click, but they’re worth 100 coin each. They’re not as good as VIP Dinners, but here they are for you in case you wanted a change of pace.  Nowbefore you start happily clicking away, be sure to read (and understand!) the troubleshooting in blue towards the bottom of the page. You can only claim so many Cafe World gifts a day (roughly 13), so if you’re already collected VIPs or Energy today, forget about even trying to get these until tomorrow.

And in the tradition of Thanksgiving, I also wanted to say that I am thankful that my blog has so many readers. I never thought it would get as big as it did. So thank you for for being awesome. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Select the picture of the ingredient that you want. A new window/tab will open. (It may take a minute or two to fully load – that’s a problem in Cafe World and not something I can control)
  2. NEW: Paste your friend’s Facebook ID after “from=0” and press enter.
  3. Close that window, and select another picture.
  4. If you’re not getting all the ingredients, refresh THIS BLOG PAGE and try again. Doing so gets new timestamps, making it much likelier you’ll get what you need the second time around.
  5. Share this page with your friends!

    Troubleshooting (and other things that you need to know)

  • This is hard to explain so please bear with me. Everyone has a certain amount of “free-floating” gifts that they can accept a day. These free-floating gifts don’t have to come from anyone in particular. Zynga uses them as padding to honor a gift that would have otherwise been rejected by the system. Everyone has between 12-24 of them a day.. the exact number is hard to determine and is dependent on a lot of variables. Let’s just say 12 for simplicity sake.
  • Overloads such as these take advantage of the free-floating gifts system. Rather than use your free-floating gifts for whatever dumb or cheap thing your friends sent you, you can use them for something valuable and effective, such as VIP Dinners. I would much rather have 200 servings of a 99coin meal (VIP Dinner) than whatever the 3coin meal of the day happens to be. If I had to choose. You still get gifts from friends after you use up your free-floaters. But some of them that were glitchy won’t be honored anymore. It’s really not a big loss.

So with that in mind, here’s what you can do to make sure you get as MANY of these dinners as you can.

  1. Come to The Facegamer to collect Overloads BEFORE you accept your normal gifts for the day. Why? Accepting gifts can use up some of your free-floating gift quota. Remember that you get about twelve TOTAL, not each. So any combination should be fine as long as it’s 12 or less. 6 VIP and 6 Energy is ok, but you’re probably not going to get 12 VIP and 12 Energy.
  2. Don’t use notes found on Facebook that have Super Sliders, Lobster Dinners, etc. Why? They also are designed to purposely use up your free-floating gift quota. You have to make a decision. Do you want Super Sliders (4 coins each), Lemon Butter Lobster (9 coin each) or VIP Dinner/Salad(99 coin each). You can only pick so many a day. Ok, you can use them if you want but it crimps your ability to use stuff here.
  3. Clearing your cache does occasionally help you collect these gifts, but not all the time. You can find very good and detailed instructions at Zynga support site, here: How to Clear your Cache
  4. Sometimes refreshing THIS page might help you too. A friend helped develop a way to keep the timestamps fresh so I wouldn’t have to manually update them every day like I used to. But we’re still tweaking the code on the site. I’m not very good at coding.

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ATTENTION 2-28-2011 ~ GOOD NEWS. You can still claim freebies by adding a friend’s Facebook ID to the link where it says “from=0”. Change the 0 to the Facebook ID of one of your friends. For a better explanation, please visit Making the Links Work Again.   ~The Facegamer.

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  25 Responses to “Cafe World – Apple Pie Overload”

  1. for some reason I havent been able to take advantage of your very appreciated Farmville and cafe world help.
    I really waould like to thank the Facegamer for all your help for your explanation of some of the games played with in farmville.Sometimes they dont explain them to where I can figure them out.
    have a Happy Holidays…and thanks again.

  2. I have been using your site for some time now and never had a problem ,, thank you so much for what you do it is awsome and so r you #:-)) if it should help any one i use mozilla fire fox , i never fail with it good luck to all , if any one requires neighbour`s for cafe ,, fv or farm town , i play every day and gift , please feel free to add me ,P>S i am in australia

  3. where is my plum tree,my roses and my returning skeleton

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    Hi i am not able to get the apple pie, click on the icon and there is no response

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    Thanks. I love the oveerloads!

  6. Excellent i just got 15 Apple pies (maybe they’ve upped limit?) Anyway thanks for doing such a great blog and posts these really are invaluable! *hugs* Sonia xxx

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      Nothing on this site work for me but Farm Town stuff. Any idea how I might approach this so I can use the Cafe World stuff?

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    Comment fait on pour faire un Update Catering lorsqu’on a manqué une fois. J’Habille des serveurs je suis rendue a 45 et je ne peux pas compléter update catering .

  8. I just starting playing Cafe World and I’m hooked on this cooking thing..need more neighbors though to complete these catering orders..Love this blog for the freebies..keep up the good work!!

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  10. still works great! thank you. It has been very useful in getting these goals completed.

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    This is a great resource you are providing here for us CW addicts, I have to say my least fav part of
    how the game has changed is the incessant begging from friends and neighbors that is required now not just for catering jobs which was bad enough but all of these goals. I mean how ”real world” would it be if restaurant owners and chefs had to keep borrowing and begging their competition down the street for ingredients every day instead of BUYING the ingredients as would be the NORMAL way of doing things. It really is totally ridiculous and what is most frustrating is to get to the last step of the goal and not be able to complete it like with the champagne glass tower. This would have been beautiful to see flowing animated I would presume since I have not seen one of my neighbors who ever got more than 7/8 complete as I did and I hid mine they are still displaying there non-functioning one!

    This also happened to me with the gingerbread house which they made a goal not like last year so that everyone could have access to the recipe. Just short one or two ingredients and all of that harassing of friends and neighbors goes to waste and the goal is taken down.

    And the insanity of it is that you can still serve Hallowe’en drinks from the drink bar. The two recipes for the Ghoulish catering job are in the cookbook as is the reward recipe caramel corn, another one I didn’t get and the catering job is not listed in the ”book” of jobs to do over which I intended to if I ever had time – Zynga drives me nuts arghhhh..

    Thanks for the help you are providing on these goals and lowering the frustration level:)

  12. I always need more neighbors! I play FarmVille, Cafe World, Treasure Isle, FrontierVille and Mafia Wars. Feel free to add me.

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    I tell you….. This is the best…….. Thanks for having all these things


  15. are you down

  16. none of the links work? will the site be working again?

  17. Well thank you but i can not get anything for this site . Have a great day i have refreshed clear my cache and cookie still nothing

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