Code Generation with Bake

The Bake console is run using the PHP CLI (command line interface). If you have problems running the script, ensure that:

  1. You have the PHP CLI installed and that it has the proper modules enabled (eg: MySQL, intl).

  2. Users also might have issues if the database host is ‘localhost’ and should try ‘’ instead, as localhost can cause issues with PHP CLI.

  3. Depending on how your computer is configured, you may have to set execute rights on the cake bash script to call it using bin/cake bake.

Before running bake you should make sure you have at least one database connection configured.

You can get the list of available bake command by running bin/cake bake --help (For Windows usage bin\cake bake --help)

$ bin/cake bake --help
Current Paths:

* app:  src/
* root: /path/to/your/app/
* core: /path/to/your/app/vendor/cakephp/cakephp/

Available Commands:

- bake all
- bake behavior
- bake cell
- bake command
- bake component
- bake controller
- bake controller all
- bake fixture
- bake fixture all
- bake form
- bake helper
- bake mailer
- bake middleware
- bake model
- bake model all
- bake plugin
- bake template
- bake template all
- bake test

To run a command, type `cake command_name [args|options]`
To get help on a specific command, type `cake command_name --help`

Bake Themes

The theme option is common to all bake commands, and allows changing the bake template files used when baking. To create your own templates, see the bake theme creation documentation.