Saturday, February 18, 2012

Petcakes Series 2 Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
I know if you are a mother, then you have more than likely heard about Petcakes! Aren't they the most adorable little things you have ever seen? They are delightful little creatures from all walks of life that come inside of what I call cupcake liners and when you push their cute little heads down into the liners, they really do look like cupcakes!

So, I guess they could not call them cupcakes and thus the name Petcakes came to mind! Pretty darn slick if you ask me. The genius who thought this one up really knew what would make a little girl happy and I guess there are little boys out there that might like the Forest animals better than the puppy ones.

They have a Special Offer going on right now that is a really good deal if your child is really into the Petcakes: Buy (4) or more PetcakesR Collectibles plush toys and receive the PetCakesR Collectibles Minis - 4 pack FREE you only pay an additional $1.99 shipping and handling.

My collection that I got was the Forest Collection, Series 2 Limited Collection and the two I received to review was Bamboo Berry the Panda and Roco Coco the Raccoon. They are really cute, fun little toys that can easily go with you on trips because you just push their little heads down and then they won't take up alot of room. Your children will spend, we hope, a good bit of time playing with them while you are driving to your destination.

I am always happy to see old fashion type toys and animals hit the market because we have started programming our children to think that computers and T.V.'s are more fun to play with and I really think it is better for them to have toys that they can imagine things and play make believe and have their toys do fun, wonderful, magical things instead of letting a computer game tell them what to think and do.

I grew up in a time when we had Barbie dolls and Ken dolls and I would play for hours having them meet and go places and fall in love and have a wedding and then later children. You make up your own stories as you go along and it keeps your mind occupied and constantly coming up with new beginnings and endings. That why I think the Petcakes series and other toys that they have on their site are so important.
I didn't know this until I did this review that they have all kinds of other toys you can get like Rag Dolls (remember those? I thought they had all but disappeared!), Ballerina Dolls, Baby Dolls and Halloween Dolls! Did you know about those? I sure didn't! And they are so cute and adorable and the best part is: they look homemade! Not mass produced by some machine that makes them look like robots (which they may still be for all I know) but, they don't look like they are. I was really impressed with the Rag Dolls especially.

You can get them starting at 12" all the way up to 4 feet tall! Amazing! These wonderful toys are made by a company called Well-Made Toy Manufacturing Corporation. Now, see, I would have thought the company would be called some pet name or something, so it just goes to show you don't know everything!
 
But, back to the Petcakes. There are so many of them it would be hard to tell you about all of them but they have a Series 1 Limited Edition that has a beautiful white poodle named Coco-Coconut! Which happens to be my favorite cake dessert! She is a girl's girl toy for sure. Then there is Randy Candy, just a regular mutt, Twinkle Sprinkles, who is a beagle and Blueberry Buddy which is a sharpei!

So, as you can tell, this is a puppy collection of the cutest Petcakes! Then there is the Series 1 mini collection of Petcakes that are only 1 1/2 inches tall. The kids will love it! But the cutest thing about all the Petcakes is that the top of their heads look like frosting on a cupcake, hence, the name Petcakes!
 
Here is just a snippet of what I found out under About Us on how it all got started:
Fred Catapano started out in 1966 with a $1,000 loan, two sewing machines and a passion for creating soft playthings. By 1968, Well Made Toy Manufacturing Corporation was in business and Catapano was actively involved in the creating, manufacturing and selling of plush toys and rag dolls. Today, Well Made Toy has offices and design staff in New York, Hong Kong and China, and boasts the most extensive line of soft rag dolls in the business.

Since the Company's inception, Catapano has personally been involved in the creation of a wide range of best-selling stuffed animals, plush characters and soft rag dolls, known and loved the world over. Catapano was the originator of the famous Tattle Talk Friends line, dolls who repeat everything someone says in their own voice. More than 40 years later, Catapano continues to add his insights and creativity to groundbreaking new products, including the 2010 introduction of PetCakes, sweet plush pets with frosting hats each nestled in its own cupcake wrapper pet bed! Catapano has been a member of the Toy Industry Association for over 30 years.
Please take the time to go and read the rest as it is an interesting story. I am fascinated by history and what makes people come up with or dream about inventions that turn into goldmines or an awesome idea and so I like to recognize every person behind the company that started it all.

I realize it takes up a little more space but I believe each company owner/inventor deserves the spotlight for just a moment while we sit here in awe of what possessed them to think of this idea, or at least I do anyway. It makes me feel like a part of the bigger picture when I understand how things became what they are today. I hope in my quest to find these interesting tidbits that I help you broaden your horizon just a little at a time!

Watch their YouTube video on Petcakes or check them out on Facebook.

You can contact them by mail or phone:

52-07 Flushing Avenue, 2nd. Floor
Maspeth, NY 11378
Phone: 718-381-4225
Fax: 718-381-5533

Disclaimer:  Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

24 comments:

Tracy said...

Twinkle Sprinkles ;)

jenzen69 said...

ROCO COCO

Silent Poet said...

Bamboo Blueberry looks sooo cute! Thanks! :)

Stevie MooreBabies said...

My daughter is OBSESSED with ballerinas... so of course a ballerina. The brown haired one.

Stevie M

mallory ann said...

randy candy!!!

Theresa N. said...

I like Baby Carina with ruffles in pink.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Catie said...

I would chose the 48 inch blonde rag doll!

jenrenh said...

I would get the PetCakes Collectibles Series 2 - Honey Cakes.

Dottie prater said...

I like the ballerina dolls.

fastone3104 said...

i like twinkle sprinkles

Maryea said...

Randy Candy

Amy Adams said...

My granddaughter likes Coco-Coconut!

Rebecca Graham said...

I like Honey Cakes.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

j1man1r66 said...

We would get the 18" Ballerina with Pigtails!
j1man1r66@etex.net

jodi lasher said...

i think i would choose one of the ragdolls. they are really cute

Sylvia said...

I like Bamboo Berry petcake
sylviawhit@gmail.com

Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

I would get the Little Darlin's Terry Doll in Purple

Gretchen said...

Roco-Coco

Jennifer said...

I would get Nutty Nicky!

Sherry said...

I like Twinkle Sprinkles.

Paul T / Pauline T said...

I like the Bamboo Berry - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Kristen said...

I'd get the 11" Velour Animals with Rattle - Puppy.

BlackAsphodel said...

I'd get this puppy: http://www.petcakesetc.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=100

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

armymother said...

I like the ballerina dolls for my grand daughter