Cupcakes :: Re-Issues ~ Estrela (2012)
"Cupcakes hide inside 'til it's time to surprise!"
Cupcakes were produced by
Tonka in 1990 then by Kenner from 1991-92. They
were a series of scented dolls with plastic skirts which
when turned inside out transformed into edible
goodies with their hats becoming the icing. Along with the
dolls there were several playsets and accessories
Cupcakes had a small revival in 1998 when Fun Source re-issued a few of the dolls. They were produced by Radica in 2005, Estrela in 2012-15 and Emco in 2015.
They were sold in the US, UK and other parts of Europe and I currently know of one name variation:
- UK & US: Cupcakes
- Italy: Le Sorpresine (Surprises)
Images on this page thanks to Estrela!
Re-issues ~ Estrela
"The candy that turns into dolls!"
Estrela released several new Cupcakes from 2012 onwards. I've translated their names from Portuguese to English as best I can. None came with a brush.
There were three distinct sets, as well as two small playsets.
There were twelve different dolls sold in 2012. The first six dolls were chocolate, anise, blackberry, caramel, apricot and raspberry. They proved so popular that cherry, blueberry, meringue kisses, pistachio, vanilla and tutti-frutti were added by the end of the year.
Meringue Kisses [Suspiro]
There were six dolls with hearts on their hats and fabric ties, similar to the original Sugar & Shine dolls. They were produced in 2014.
Chocolate Truffle [Chocolate Trufado]
Orange Cake [Bolo De Laranja]
There were six dolls with light-up bases, produced in 2015.
Cotton Candy [Algodão Doce]
Strawberry Chocolate Truffle [Brigadeiro de Morango]
Red Fruits [Frutas Vermelhas]
Grape Cream [Creme de Uva]
The advert shows them sitting in tall cups at the beginning, but they were never sold like this.
There were four Disney Princess dolls produced in 2015.
There were two playsets produced in 2014, both came with excusive dolls.
The dolls were called Whipped Cream and Grape Jelly.
The doll was called Strawberry.