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"Panettone" and "Pandoro" - Italian traditional Christmassy cakes *UPD 27DEC2007*

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 12th Dec 2006 at 5:19 PM - Updated 30th Mar 2018 at 9:02 PM by maxon
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Italian traditional Christmassy cakes
*** UPDATED 27 DEC 2007 ***

Fully animated food - Special "Cut" interaction - Custom plate included

27 DEC 2007 - BugFix: fixed a bug introduced with Bon Voyage, that broke the slices animations (on the last bite, the slice mesh reverted to its full shape). If you have Bon Voyage (or newer), please redownload.

It's not Christmas in Italy, without a Pandoro or Panettone!

The "Panettone" is a typical Italian Christmassy cake.
The Classical Panettone, originally created in Milan in 1490 and then exported in the whole Italy, is a tall, sweet bread, stuffed with candied fruit (particularly citrus) and raisin.

There are many legends about the origin of the "Panettone".
The most popular concerns a young Milanese nobleman who fell in love with the daughter of a pastry chef named Toni, to impress the girl's father, the young man disguised himself as a baker's boy and invented a sweet, wonderful bread of rare delicacy and unusual size with a top shaped like a church dome. Hence the name "Pan de Toni" (Tony's Bread).

The "Pandoro", on the other hand, was originally created in Verona in the 18th century (probably even earlier) and then exported in the whole Italy; it is second only to the Panettone in holiday popularity. The name "Pandoro" derives from "Pan de oro" (Golden Bread), because of its golden color due to the eggs.
It's a tall leavened cake topped with powdered sugar; it's peculiar shape resembles a Christmas tree covered with snow, or a twinkling star (if you cut it horizontally, each slice is a star).

Nowadays, Panettone and Pandoro are both well-known around the world and a wide range of varieties is available.

Downloadable Flavours
  • Panettone - Classic: it's the most traditional Panettone, stuffed with candied fruits and raisin, and without any frosting or topping.
  • Panettone - Almonds Frosting: this version of Panettone doesn't have candied fruits nor raisin, but it has a sugar frosting decorated with sliced almonds.
  • Pandoro - Classic: the traditional Pandoro, with no filling nor frosting; only a lot of powdered sugar poured over it.
  • Pandoro - Chocolate: this Pandoro is filled with chocolate cream and covered with a chocolate frosting.
  • Pandoro - Cream: similar to the chocolate one, but with white cream.
  • Pandoro - Layered: this is the most caloric one! It's filled with three different flavours of cream and covered with mascarpone decorated with sugar drops.


1) The Plate must be installed in any case! It's used by *all* the types of Panettone and Pandoro.
2) The Classic Panettone is the MASTER, needed for the Almond Panettone to work.
3) The Classic Pandoro is the MASTER, needed for the other flavours of Pandoro to work.
4) All the flavours different than the Classic ones are SLAVE of the corresponding Master.

You can buy Panettone and Pandoro from the Buy mode catalog (section Misc/Party). Put them on a surface and order a sim to "Cut" it: the sim will cut it with a knife and then all the other sims will automatically grab a slice. Up to 12 slices can be grabbed from each Panettone and Pandoro.
Please notice that these are baked cakes, and therefor they get spoiled quite late, after 2 sim-days.
OFB users can put them on sale in their shops, and they are correctly restocked; they can't be placed in refridgerators, but don't worry: customers love Panettone and Pandoro, and will buy them well before they get spoiled!

Both the Panettone and the Pandoro (in all the different flavours) are compatible with *any game*, including the base-game only.

Just like any other food, neither the Panettone nor the Pandoro can be recoloured, due to their complex internal structure.

You can include these items in your lots and post the lots on free sites (NO EXCHANGE!!!), but you must credit Marylou & Numenor and provide a link to this very thread (not just to MTS2).

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 5:23 PM
WOW lol this is so funny i uploaded some ginger bread men a few minutes abo and now you guys come with some more christmas food, YOU ROCK!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 5:28 PM
Wicked thanks your the best i Just love sim Food!!!
#4 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 5:34 PM

Visit Sims 2 World sometimes if you like.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 5:38 PM
Too...italiano !
thank you both

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 5:47 PM
I loooove these kind of cakes, when I stay in Italy (my sisters in law is living there)
Many thanks for creating for my simmies too and sharing
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 5:49 PM
Nice ! Je vais completer la collection de patisserie pour ouvrir une boulangerie
( sorry i can speak english, but not very well )

♣ -LittleBird- ♣
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 5:58 PM
Wonderful food, love it!!! Why not featured yet???
Merry Christmas to one and all!!! ***

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:14 PM
awesome! traditional foods are fun :-)

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:38 PM
Amazing work - thanks
Test Subject
#11 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:39 PM
WOW! It look so real!
Però mi è venuta fame!
Vado a comprarmene uno al centro commerciale!

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Space Pony
#12 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:45 PM
They look great. Nice job!
As an Italian myself I'm happy to see these.
#13 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:45 PM
These look delicious. Excellent work. ^^

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:52 PM
ooooh ... adesso anche i simmini saranno divisi dal dualismo panettone o pandoro (pandoro!)
thank you!!!

Ooooh, my signature was too old, but I don't have anything to write now...
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 6:54 PM
THIS IS SO COOL!!!!!!! Great JOB! I love new food for my Sims! Please make more! Keep it up!

Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 7:29 PM
Ed ecco un italiano:

Wow, il pandoro amoroso *-*
E' Tanto buono *-*

[Sorry butmy english sucks and so I speak in Italian xD]
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 7:58 PM
Woot yeah! It's not Christmas anywhere without these!!! They look delicious!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 8:00 PM
:O never heard of them but now i want one :D

Life is like toast! Sometimes its golden and sometimes its burnt. Now go make me some toast- thats an order.
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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 8:10 PM
thankyou for yummy looking cakes sims are going to have a feast at xmas
Forum Resident
#20 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 8:31 PM
Marylou, Il Magnifico grazie mille for these marvelous gifts. I love the lights so much and now this scrumptious delight, wow!

Buon Natale

Mad Poster
#21 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 8:59 PM
Yey!!! Panetonne!!!! I love it! Thank you both, you are the greatest! Now my sims will be eating real Christmas cake.
Test Subject
#22 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 9:05 PM
Looks good! I havn't eaten it in real life, but I would, if I could buy it here in germany . Thank you for your great work, I love new food for my sims!
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 9:17 PM
Now not only do I eat this delectable cake, but now my sims can too

Thank you very much, Jenna

Buon Natale!

So Interwined
#24 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 9:18 PM
I tried Panettone in real life, and it's delicious. Thanks for your wonderful Sim-version of this treat!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 9:28 PM
OMG! Metropolitan Bakery near my office in Philadelphia makes a version with dried apricots, almonds and chocolate chunks that is out of this world. You have to put in an order 2 weeks in advance, but it's worth it!

Bix AKA Champion le Bleu Cardinalis born Nov 18th 2006. Home from Poland Jan 14 2007 with brother Jack!!!
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