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  Have your cake and eat it too   A Sweet Suite you might say! :P
Now you can have your cake and eat it too! 

  = (1703,1709,1803 & 1809) =
Guide To Installing Windows 10 Themes


:bulletblue: UPDATE | Sept 04 2018 - FIX for DARK tooltip and dragdrop styles. :happybounce:
:bulletgreen: UPDATE | August 23 2018 - FIX details pane background, also reworked the taskbar for SIB users. :)


Much work went into creating this suite of goodies.  Something functional yet customizable.
With full support for those on HiDPI scaling.

Light or Dark themes included.  As well as two caption button styles!
Also there are borderless, bordered or rounded explorer Window versions.

:bulletblue:  For those on 1607 you can get it here...
cakeOS 1607

P.S.  The font in the preview is Roboto Condensed.




Windows 10 theme(s)
Icons (iPack)
cakeOS colors iPACKS
cakeOS Cursors
cakeOS - Planets
cakeOS - Spongy Fields

Rainmeter by Eldog-02 
CakeOS Suite


Cheers!  Much work went into this so if you like it please fav & leave a comment...
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rox1nn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
hi, nice theme. but i have a problem. how to fix this ?
niivu Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks.  In SIB disable blur and enable full transparency for the Start Menu.
urbghost Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  New Deviant
Hello, I have a problem. How to hide that white bar in at the top?
covinentkiller9 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Hi, I'm loving this but there seems to be a problem that in excel and word it is reversing the document background to black. Is there any way to change this. I would love to use this theme but cant if this isnt fixable. thanks
Adler-Vunk Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019
Will this work on the most current version of the Windows Insider build?
niivu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No, Insider Preview builds are not supported yet.
realistiq Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  New Deviant
I have start is back but the taskbar isn't flat like yours, its like windows 7. It also doesn't have gradients on all the tabs like yours. Please help :)
DJAlucard Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2019
So I have installed startisback, but I just can't seem to get the colors to stick, only when i hover on the TB items will it change color, is that normal?
levialegjobb Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
no 'PURE DARK' - type dark mode for this one mate?

Would be so cool!
haxjocker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019
Hello man i love your work, you made an amazing theme. i just wanted to know that is there any way to customize the contextmenu i wanted it to look like the theme you followed on the task bar gradient accent with white back instead black your help would be appreciated and keep up the good work Thumbs up 
xOthmanx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello, I really appreciate your hard work on this theme and I really like it a lot and I noticed a bug and I hope you can fix it as soon as possible thanks 😁 When I hover over an item in the menu they stay highlighted, a reference to the bug:
niivu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not too sure what's going on there.  I can't replicate the issue.
boxioke Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  New Deviant
thank you
Nilvarno Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2019
Hi, sorry if my question is dumb, but it'd like to know what do i have to do/install to have the taskbar elements coloured like the ones in the image, thank you
anyway the skin is wonderful, thanks for your work!
5ins Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019
you have to download startisback, they have themes for it, but i dont have the theme provided in this theme pack
oneecchiboi Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2019
How do you get the themes to work on the taskbar? I know it's startisback but what's the config?
usmansmart53 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  New Deviant
thanx great work, But the Dark theme is not working for windows explorer (its default white)and taskbar isnt changing for windows 10 (1803)plss need an help
maximus10m Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Why after hibernating or suspending the team does it look that way?
niivu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For dark themes Windows 10 loads defaults from
after every lock/sleep/hibernate/crash. 

Make a backup of that key, take ownership of it, and then delete that whole key (defualtcolors). 
maximus10m Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018
I already did it, thanks
Neftali08 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2018  Student Interface Designer
i love u job ♥
KenWayTheGod Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018
Hey! I'm bothered by not having the same taskbar and StartIsBack menu as you, your version seems better and I really want it. Sorry for the inconvenience but the taskbar is a flat black on your version but for everybody else, it is a gradient and it's minor but I really don't like it. I was also wondering how you made your StartIsBack menu so small and void of icons next to the programs. Once again, I'm so sorry for the inconvenience but I like the version depicted better.

Thanks if you do!
rvanID Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018
your theme is awesome, i really like it, thank you man. but i have something to ask. i already try to find it in google, but cant find any solution. how to change the start logo without using any 3rd party app? if you have time, i really appreciate it if you can tell me, or maybe link me site that tell about that. thanks man, really appreciate your work
niivu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can try editing the file itself with msstyleEditor…
It's free.  Not sure how well it works though since I use Windows Style Builder. 
The StartButton is listed under TaskbarPearl.  There you'll find the various startbutton sizes according to your taskbar size and dpi setting.
rvanID Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
thank you so much
ping990579 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Student Artist
love your work so much
nice theme
hoerukun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018
Hi I have seen before a transparent theme of this, do you remove it? :(
alioso Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018
niivu what's the best app to use in addition to photoshop to create our own icons and so on ipacks ?
blohm101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
So these kind of themes, can't be used on programs, like spotify, chrome, etc?
niivu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There is a Chrome theme for it here.
cakeOS Dark Chrome Theme by bkp86
THEBOSS619 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
I love it!
janbenklewski Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hi i use this for a long time but I have one wuestion.... Why you cant make a Android launcher
Sach026 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018
how can i get the font that is in the picture ?
niivu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer…

Use WinAero Tweaker to change your system font.
Sach026 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
Thanks for the help.
sequence209 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wheretogetthis by sequence209  
Where can i get this?
it doesnt seem to be a part of Rainmeter CakeOS Suite
xhitm3n Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018
I have black background on Documents? on can i fix this? 1803 dark corner theme
sequence209 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Rounded corners and explorer buttons doesnt seem to change on 1809...
kindly share who has done it...
this creation is perf!
ijdesign31 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
nice theme!

Quick Question, how to change font?

i was change font via Windows Aero Tweaker, but i cant login after install that font

sirwobbythefirst Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
I've tried the latest UltraUXThemePatcher for 1809 and no matter how many times I try, I can't get any theme to apply, not yours, or anyone elses. UltraUXThemePatcher says that the themeui.dll and uxinit.dll files have both been patch and that uxthem.dll does not need to be patched, but it isn't working.
Sach026 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018
i can give you a working ux theme pather if you want
alali44 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2018
I just love it
SMOKK18 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Working on W1803 comp.17134, Thank you! La la la la 
kornonfire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Hey Niivu,

I decided to give cakeOS a try and it looks great! I do have one question though. Is it supposed to skin the window buttons for Windows settings?
spartaque12 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
does it work with ltsc 1809?
sebinou53 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Yes tested 
XxAcielxX Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2018
Hi niivu,

I'm having 2 problems since 1803 & in 1809 as well:
1. Task Manager is broken partial (see
2. Can't seem to get Taskbar like yours. Mine has colour gradient and taskbar buttons are not flat design.

Other than that I'm just loving this. Thanks you niivu!
KenWayTheGod Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
All I have is the gradient, but yes I'd like it to be flat like the one in the screenshot.
sebinou53 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Hi niivu  why black theme affect excel thanks 
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