Cupcakes :: Sugar & Shine / Sugar & Sparkle

"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 produced too.
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)

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Sugar & Shine / Sugar & Sparkle

Sugar & Shine dolls had sparkly dresses and hats with a sash thread through it so it looked a bit like a bonnet. They also had glittery strands in their hair. There was a black version of each doll produced under the slightly different set name of Sugar & Sparkle, but were otherwise exactly the same.

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Cupcakes :: Sugar and Shine / Sugar and Sparkle