*I am a brand ambassador for Strawberry Shortcake and have a working relationship with them, however, all opinions are 100% my own.
Summer is almost over and it is two days until my daughter goes back to college after only being home for 3 weeks. During her time home, we celebrated her 20th birthday and my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. So two major celebrations which have put more memories in our family’s memory bank. Our family, all 23 of us, no don’t worry that includes my parents, siblings, spouses, grandchildren + two spouses and great-grandchildren love the idea of having memories. That is one thing the Strawberry Shortcake line has done for me. The memories we have of my sister’s Strawberry Shortcake collection have been revived with my ability to participate as a Strawberry Shortcake Ambassador.
Comic-Con took place in July at the San Diego Convention Center and Strawberry Shortcake had a front row seat to debut some new Strawberry Shortcake merchandise. I just love this limited edition Funko Pop figurine of the Purple Pieman and he even smells just like I remember. I also think he is a lot cuter than the original (shhhh you don’t have to tell).
Strawberry Shortcake and her berry best friends took a little vacation last week, when they ventured out of Strawberryland to visit the biggest pop culture event in the world: San Diego Comic-Con! And we have a special giveaway featuring two brand-new Strawberry Shortcake items that just made their debut at Comic-Con:
- An exclusive, limited-edition Funko Pop! figurine of everyone’s favorite villain, the Purple Pieman and his Berry Bird Captain Cackle?, I think that was the name I remember from all of those years ago. Funko Pop! has brought its quirky, big-eyed, vinyl style to characters from Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, and even The Golden Girls. Now these masters of pop-culture immortalization are lending their unique look to Strawberry Shortcake. The release of the Funko Pop! Purple Pieman is an especially big deal for those of us who’ve been fans ever since Strawberry’s 1980s incarnation—we remember the evil Pieman with the outrageous purple handlebar mustache who terrified kiddies with his dastardly plans to take over Strawberryland! Purple Pieman is famous for doing his tap dance while saying “Yah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah-tah, tah-tah-tah-tah! Cha!”
- In addition, you’ll be receiving a Comic-Con exclusive IDW Publishing comic book, containing two original Strawberry Shortcake stories: “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of,” in which Strawberry has a fantastical dream about becoming a detective with Orange Blossom in order to search for a mysterious suitcase; and “Yes to the Dress,” in which Strawberry and Raspberry help the Sour Grapes twins pick out new dresses. The comic book also features cover art of Strawberry Shortcake and Purple Pieman.
You can also read my Strawberry Shortcake recipe involving cake donuts and whipped cream here.
Wife, mother, grandma, blogger, all wrapped into one person, although it does not define her these are roles that are important to her. From empty nesters to living with our oldest and 2 grandchildren while our house is rebuilt after a house fire in 10/2018 my life is something new each day.