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 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)

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.

Dolls

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.

Anise

Apricot [Damasco]

Blackberry [Amora]

Blueberry

Caramel

Cherry [Cereja]

Chocolate

Meringue Kisses [Suspiro]

Pistachio

Raspberry [Framboesa]

Tutti Fruitti

Vanilla [Baunilha]

Packaging

Hearts

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]

Coconut

Jujube

Marshmallow

Meringue

Orange Cake [Bolo De Laranja]

Packaging

Commercial

Light-Up

There were six dolls with light-up bases, produced in 2015.

Blue Ice

Cappuccino

Cotton Candy [Algodão Doce]

Strawberry Chocolate Truffle [Brigadeiro de Morango]

Red Fruits [Frutas Vermelhas]

Grape Cream [Creme de Uva]

Commercial

The advert shows them sitting in tall cups at the beginning, but they were never sold like this.

Disney Princess

There were four Disney Princess dolls produced in 2015.

Aurora

Belle

Cinderella

Snow White

Commercial

Playsets

There were two playsets produced in 2014, both came with excusive dolls.

Picnic

The dolls were called Whipped Cream and Grape Jelly.

House

The doll was called Strawberry.

Commercial

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