Friday, September 2, 2016

Teresa's Terrific Throwback - Post 5

Greetings again dolly friends.

I'm back with more throwback goodness! Isn't this fun? 

If you missed the rest of the throwback, here are the links so you can catch up! Feel free to click on these as they open a new window without losing your place!

Throwback 1
Throwback 2 
Throwback 3 
Throwback 4 

Okay, now to today's throwback!

I received these when I was a kid and I LOVED them. 


Okay, so it's an adorable dolly but why are they called cupcakes?


Flip the dress inside out, use the hat as the frosting and there you have it! A dolly inside a cupcake!

This particular purple one I received for my birthday one year. (My 7th or 8th birthday if I remember correctly.) I loved how unique and cute they were but my favorite part was they smelled so deliciously sweet like cupcakes!

They came in many different kinds and varieties. The purple one above is one of the princess cupcakes and this one is a birthday sprinkles cupcake.

Unfortunately this little one I purchased at a garage sale years ago and is missing some clothing so I'll have to make something special for her. Another Princess cupcake so she'll need an extravagant dress of some sort. 

The underpart of the dress is made of soft, pliable silicone so it's easy for a child to turn the cupcake inside out. I would not recommend leaving them as a cupcake for as long as I did as it would mold the dress and the hair when you roll them all up. 

Unfortunately mine do not have the sweet smell anymore but I do remember the exact smell that my princess doll had. Isn't it funny how we can remember certain smells from long ago? 

The hat is the best part I think. I just love them!

I had to. :)

When I get a free moment they will get a bath and wash since they were stored for so long. 

And Bustle has a small article on the Cupcake dolls. Click here!

So friends, what do you think of Cupcakes? Do you have any in your collection? Let me know in the comments!

I'll have another throwback post up soon. Until then!


RagingMoon1987 said...

Oh, I remember these! I hat the pink one too; I think her name is Taffy Tammy. That was a creative and original line of dolls, and boy howdy, they DID smell nice!


Gosh they are cute! About what date are they from?

Andrea said...

They look very cute. They must be from the 80s. Yours look pretty good after being cupcakes for so long.

Teresa Brown said...

Thanks RagingMoon! Taffy Tammy, so awesome you remember the name. They smelled so good I wanted to eat them up, LOL!

Hi Fiona, these are from the late 80's early 90's. So cute, wish I had more of them!

Hey Andrea! Yep, from the late 80's for sure. Yeah, maybe being in the cupcake form kind of preserved their dresses and hair. I think I mentioned long ago where they were stored. In a crawl cubby in my parents house right next to the roofline. Then when the roof got replaced it left black soot-like material over everything. Also having no insulation, it got HOT in the cubby. I'm surprised they look as good as they do, HA! There is evidence of the black sooty stuff on the underside of their dress, luckily one cleaned up with soap and water.

Now I want more! Gonna have to scour eBay!