Like most kids, Mason has a bunch of stuffed animals. I am very careful to choose what new toys I introduce to Mason to, but when I saw PetCakes, I knew this was a must have for him to check out.
"PetCakes is a new collectible plush pet line that will be a sweet treat for children ages 3 and up. Each PetCake animal features a "frosting" hat, comes nestled in its own cupcake wrapper and has its own whimsical backstory. At first look, children will see a delicious cupcake but will then be surprised by the pet they find snuggled inside!"
The day the box of PetCakes arrived, I happened to open it while Mason was sleeping. When I opened the box to check them out and this is what I found, Nutty Nicky and Roco Coco from Series 2 of the collection.
Not thinking, I put them aside to begin my review and initial thoughts of the toy. An hour later, Mason woke up from his nap, PetCakes still on the table, and me now doing dishes. I heard the pitter patter of his little feet coming down the steps and next thing I knew he is reaching with all his might to get to the PetCakes off the counter. How cute, I thought, he must like them. Like them??? That was an understatement! Mason not only played with his new "friends" all day long, he brought them in the car with him when I had to run errands, he insisted on taking them out to the restaurant when we ate dinner that night, AND he insisted on taking them to bed with him that night. I lost count of how many times Mason hugged his PetCakes and said, "Ma, I love them!"
I was glad to see that PetCakes are a very well made product. They are both sturdy and of a high quality that will last through toddler play. There are endless possibities for imaginative play, expecially if you have more than one PetCake in your collection. Mason's favorite thing to do was to squish the PetCake way down into the cupcake wrapper and pull on the frosting hat and yell, "SURPRISE!" each time he made the PetCake pop out.
I also love that each PetCake also comes with a background story of what they like to do and who they are friends with. This is a great way for kids to bond with their PetCake and get to know their personality. Here are Roco Coco and Nutty Nick's bio:
"Hi! Nice to meet you! I'm Roco Coco™ the raccoon and I love Honey Suckle Woods™. I sleep all day and come out at night . My friends and I have parties and sit around licking sweet frosting off cupcakes left from family picnics. My best party friends are Honey Cakes, Nutty Nicky and Bamboo Berry."
"Nutty Nicky™ the squirrel is my name and running up trees is my game. I love chestnuts and walnuts, peanuts and almonds. I put them in the cupcake frostings when I snatch them off the picnic tables in Honey Suckle Woods™. I even have a place I hide cupcakes for the winter - You've got to meet my pals Bamboo Berry, Roco Coco and Honey Cakes."
PetCakes are great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or party favors and, at a price of about $12.99, that makes them affordable too. Don't forget, you can find out more about PetCakes online, including viewing the entire collection of PetCakes. Plus, right now Well Made Toys is running a special offer: Buy (4) or more PetCakes Collectibles plush toys and receive the PetCakes Collectibles Minis - 4 pack REE you only have to pay an additional $1.99 shipping/handling. Also, when you place a multiple order for PetCakes plush toys you pay $6.99 shipping /handling for the first PetCake and each additional is only $1.99 shipping and handling.
The winner of the PetCakes Giveaway is Kayla S. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. Congratulations!
Want to win a PetCake of your own for this holiday season? Fill out the form below for a chance to win. The Giveaway will run from 11/21/11 from 12:00pm EST until 11/30/11 12:00pm.
Well Made Toys provided me with the items above in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.