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Strawberry Shortcake Merch & Gift Ideas

Strawberry Shortcake was originally a cartoon character used in greeting cards. Later, the line expanded to include dolls and an extended cast. In this page, we will cover everything you need to know about this toy line, created by Kenner in the 1980s. We’ll first list some new Strawberry Shortcake items you can get new, and then go through the popular vintage dolls and where to find them. 

New Strawberry Shortcake Toys, Apparel, and Accessories

If you’re looking for new Strawberry Cake gifts and ideas, there’s a decent selection out there. Below, you will find my favorite ones. If you instead want to find vintage merch, continue scrolling down. As we’ll soon cover, Kenner produced Strawberry Shortcake merch during the 1980s, however, there’s been a sort of revival. Which means you can buy new Strawberry Shortcake dolls today, as well. Some of them imitate the original style, while others have gone for a redesign. 

Vintage Strawberry Shortcake Merch and Dolls

Strawberry Shortcake has a long history of beautiful and cute dolls. There are quite a few collections, so I’ve decided to divide them into their year of release. All the images you’ll see below come from either my collection of public listings on second-hand sites. 

The Strawberry Shortcake 1979 Kenner Dolls

The first Strawberry Shortcake dolls were released in 1979 and became an instant success. These dolls were produced by Kenner (the same company in charge of the Star Wars toys and other impressive lines that continue to sell today). The line had five dolls: Apple Dumplin’, Blueberry Muffin, Huckleberry Pie, Strawberry Shortcake herself, and Purple Pieman (the villain of the series). 

There are some similar early Strawberry Shortcake toys, so how do you know they are the 1979 Kenner ones? Simple: They have flat hands! (the hands for the later dolls are curved). 

Apple Dumplin’ was a doll produced by Kenner in 1979.

Huckleberry Pie was a doll produced by Kenner in 1979.

Strawberry Shortcake was a doll produced by Kenner in 1979.

Blueberry Muffin was a doll produced by Kenner in 1979.

Purple Pieman was a doll produced by Kenner in 1979.

The Strawberry Shortcake 1980 Kenner Dolls

In 1980, Kenner re-released the line but made two changes: First, they made the hands curved instead of flat. Second, they added four characters to the original line-up. These were Lemon Meringue, Apricot (which came with the rabbit pet Hopsalot), Orange Blossom, and Raspberry Tart. In this line, Purple Pieman came with the bird pet Berry Bird. 

Orange Blossom was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

Raspberry Tart was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

Apricot was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

Lemon Meringue was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

The Strawberry Shortcake 1981 Dolls with Pets

In 1981, Kenner released a new series of Strawberry Shortcake dolls that came with pet companions. Both the original 14 cm and the baby 8 cm dolls were reproduced. Plus, there were five more characters; three girls, one baby, and a villain. The new dolls were Angel Cake (which came with Souffle), Butter Cookie (which came with Jelly Bear), Cherry Cuddler (which came with Gooseberry Goose), Lime Chiffon (which came with Parfait Parrot), and Sur Grapes (the villain, which came with Dreggs Snake). 

Orange Blossom was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

Raspberry Tart was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

Lemon Meringue was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

Lemon Meringue was a doll produced by Kenner in 1980.

The Strawberry Shortcake 1983 International Friends

In 1983, the manufacturer released six more characters to the Strawberry Shortcake collection. These were international friends from Paris, Hollandaise (this and all names to come are verbatim), Mexicoco, China Cup, and Picadilly Square. Their names were Crepe Suzette, Mint Tulip, Cafe Ole, Almond tea, and Lem n’ Ada, which were twins. They all came with pets (in the order we just used for the characters, the pets that accompanied them were called Éclair Poodle, Masch Mallard, Burrito Burro, Maza Panda, and Sugar Woffer God. 

Crepe Suzette was a doll from Paris made in 1983. Her pet was Eclair Poddle.

Cafe Ole was a doll from Mexicoco made in 1983. Her pet was Burrito Burro.

Almond Tea was a doll from China Cup made in 1983. Her pet was Maza Panda.

Mint Tulip was a doll from Hollandaise made in 1983. Her pet was Marsh Mallard.

Lem n’ Ada was a pair of twin dolls from Picadilly Square made in 1983. Their pet was Sugar Woffer Dog.

Other Strawberry Shortcake 1980s Dolls

Kenner continued releasing Strawberry Shortcake dolls through the 1980s and 1990s. In fact, they are still going today! These are the lines they launched and when:

  • 1983 Dancing Strawberry Shortcake, a doll with a posing stand, a double mirror, and a ballet bar). 
  • 1984 The Party Please Dolls set, a series of ten characters (two new ones) with party outfits and hats for the pets.
  • 1984 Sweet Sleepers Dolls, with closeable eyes and sleepwear. They all included a sleeping bag, a pet, and the boxes turned into bedrooms.
  • 1984 Berry Babies, a set of four dolls that ca,e with a bottle, nappie, and hat. 
  • 1984 Baby Dolls, a set of six 14 inches dolls that came with a bonnet and bottles. 
  • 1985 Berrykin Dolls, six dolls with a new character. They were all scented and had fancy dresses. They also included baby cherubs called Berrykins.