Mystery: Who Ate My Cake

5.00 out of 5
(6 customer reviews)


An interactive musical mystery! Learn the music, search for hidden clues and work out ‘Who Ate My Cake’!

  • Six original pieces with accompanying online game
  • Rule out the suspects one by one!
  • Look for patterns and more in the sheet music to solve the crime
  • Search the rooms of the castle in the game
  • Will the ‘Suspicious Statues’ help you?!
  • Check out a short video demo here!

Please read more information before purchase below.




Use your musical detective skills!

Solve the mystery of who ate the King’s favourite cake using the fun and interactive printable book and accompanying set of online games! Both are full of clues to help you investigate the crime …

“At around 2 p.m on Thursday Mrs Sponge, the cook of Cherrywood Castle, told King Bomblebeard she had made his favourite cake and left it in the kitchen. The King went out for the afternoon but when he returned his cake had mysteriously vanished! Rule out the suspects one by one until you have worked out who ate the cake …”

Hidden secrets in the sheet music

  • Who Ate My Cake includes a printable sheet music book (with clues hidden inside!) to keep forever so you can play your favourite tunes from the mystery as many times as you like! What are the ‘Suspicious Statues’ hiding and where is ‘Grandmother’s Jewellery Box’?
  • There are six pieces to learn and the book comes in a PDF format for easy printing after checkout.
  • It also includes a ‘Case Files’ sheet with a list of suspects so you can keep notes as you conduct your investigations.
  • It is available in a choice of two levels for piano (beginner or early elementary) and also for treble instruments like the flute, clarinet, or saxophone. The Music Teacher Guide gives more information.

Explore the castle as you investigate the crime

  • Cherrywood Castle is the scene of the crime and is split into three online interactive games with clues to unlock and rooms to explore. Login from a computer, laptop, tablet or even your smartphone.
  • Find out more about each of the suspects as you open doors and look around. Gather your evidence from the castle corridors, and rooms like the kitchen and the music room, as you begin to unravel the mystery. You will have access to Cherrywood Castle for three months from the date of purchase (plenty of time to solve the crime).
  • Successful detectives automatically unlock a printable certificate for working out who ate the cake!

Learning has never been so much fun

Clues can often only be unlocked by understanding music theory and searching the music for help.

  • That interesting looking box in the castle may not open unless you know the meaning of the musical term
  • Understanding what a musical sign does could help you rule out a suspect
  • It even includes a little introduction to score analysis for beginners – search for patterns in the music to unlock evidence!

All six original pieces have been composed by teacher of 20+ years, Susan Leigh.

  • Who Ate My Cake?
  • Suspicious Statues
  • Secrets of the Suits of Armour
  • A Piano Can Tell a Story
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Grandmother’s Jewellery Box

An important note before purchase

Both parts of the interactive music book and online game for ‘Who Ate My Cake’ are licensed for one student and only one printout of each book is allowed per purchase. Access to the online game is for three months from date of purchase for a single user. Each user gets one chance to guess the person who ate the cake. This also applies to music teachers purchasing the resource for their own students (please visit the Teacher Dashboard to buy the resource for your students). You do not have permission to use this single resource with multiple students and each student should have their own copy. Thank you for your understanding.


Additional information


Piano Beginner, Piano Early Elementary, Treble Instruments High, Treble Instruments Low

6 reviews for Mystery: Who Ate My Cake

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rosie Wight

    This was great, thanks!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lewis Brady (verified owner)

    very good

  3. 5 out of 5

    Katie Sowter

    It was a really fun pack. Definitely would recommend to do.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Matt Walker (verified owner)

    Fantastic and fun resource.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Eesha Verma

    I loved doing this and I won as well!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Olivia Smith

    I won!!

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