Do you remember Strawberry Shortcake? I sure do! When I was a kid, I had Strawberry Shortcake bed sheets, pillow cases, plus a doll, and a comic book.
Like Strawberry Shortcake, her friends were equally dressed in over-the-top cute get-ups, and they had loveable pets at their side.
(I always loved how Strawberry Shortcake’s cat was called Custard. Made me hungry, too!)
It’s perfect that Cake Beauty teamed up with Strawberry Shortcake to celebrate her 30th anniversary. 🙂
I tried the Cake Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Bath & Shower Suds after receiving it as a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law. The scent was wonderfully nostalgic! Let me tell you more!
Cake Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Bath & Shower Suds Pictures
Cake Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Bath & Shower Suds Ingredients
Claims: TRUSTED (Even though it doesn’t smell like fresh strawberries, it still smells like strawberries, so it’s good in my book.)
√ Smells of warm vanilla cake & cream
√ Produces luscious bubbles
X Smells of fresh strawberries
- Name: Cake Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Bath & Shower Suds
- Amount: 515 mL (17.4 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law.)
- Where to Buy: Not sure. This is very hard to find now, but there may still be some old bottles of this in one of the places that carry Cake Beauty products if you’re lucky.
- Limited Edition? Yes!
- Canadian Exclusive? From what I understand, yes, this was exclusive to Canadians!
Cake Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Bath & Shower Suds Review
Cake Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Bath & Shower Suds was a treat for my snout because it sent me on a happy journey to my childhood. It’s not that I forgot about those wonderful memories from back then, but I just haven’t thought about it for a while. Smelling the strawberry fragrance was a pleasant surprise!
To me, it smells exactly like when you’re eating strawberry ice cream. While I’m not usually fond of strawberry scents, this one appeals to me.
It also smells a lot like my actual Strawberry Shortcake doll used to smell! It’s hard to describe, but it’s a plastic kind of strawberry. I hope that doesn’t turn anyone off, because it does smell good, but it doesn’t smell like authentic, fresh strawberries that you’d buy from the farmer’s market.
It’s a softer kind of scent that’s still very noticeable when you’re showering, but it isn’t so strong that you can smell it for a full day every time you step into the bathroom afterwards.
Also, it’s the kind of fragrance that won’t really interfere with your perfume (well, if your perfume is sweet, too. I haven’t tested out non-sweet perfumes because those are the only kind I own).
The scent is delicate on your skin, so even if you choose to wear your regular perfume, it’s your regular perfume that’ll remain dominant. (This gets the thumbs up from me because I wear the Britney Spears Fantasy perfume virtually every single day.)
The high praise doesn’t just stop at the fragrance. This baby lathers up beautifully, and you don’t even have to use a lot of it, either.
I recommend using one of those mesh sponges so that you only need a small drop to create a luxurious lather. (I suppose you could also use those other shower sponges, but I’m a big fan of the mesh kind, so I’ve never strayed.)
After using the Cake Beauty Strawberry Shortcake shower gel, my skin felt clean, and there wasn’t any weird residue that you can sometimes get from moisturizing shower gels.
While this formula didn’t dry my skin out, I didn’t notice that it hydrated it, either.
The packaging is adorable, and I love being able to see one of my favourite childhood cartoon characters in my shower – makes me smile, and what better way to start off your day than with a smile?
As for the bottle itself, it’s a no-nonsense design that I appreciate. Its generous size contains more product than dinkier bottles, yet it doesn’t feel clunky or too large to hold.
The flip-up cap is easy to open and close, and it does a good job at dispensing just the right amount of product, so you don’t need to worry about too much spilling out at once or having to squeeze hard to kingdom come to get enough onto your sponge.
Limited Edition & Canadian Exclusive
Even though this product is a limited edition, a Canadian exclusive, and really difficult to find now, I still wanted to review it and share what I think is a lovely product and a great Canadian company.
And who knows? Maybe some of you have this in your closet and haven’t cracked it open yet.
(I actually love reading blog posts from others who show rare or discontinued products because sometimes it reminds me to use what I already have. And sometimes, it just makes me excited to be able to learn more about a product that I may not have known about otherwise.)
Since this was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law, I’m not sure how much she paid, but after doing some research, I saw that Cake Beauty shower gels typically retail for $20 CAD.
They have sales every so often, so it’s worth taking a look at their latest discounts. Also, they offer free shipping on orders of $75 CAD or more.
Final Verdict: 9/10
The Cake Beauty Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Bath & Shower Suds was a total win for me, and I feel very grateful to have been able to try it. I’ll be using it sparingly for those days when I need a quick pick-me-up since it won’t be easy to find another bottle.
What’s a limited-edition product that you use and love? If you were a child of the 1980s, do you remember Strawberry Shortcake? If you’re not a child of the 1980s, what cartoons do you remember growing up?
Edit: Guess what? Cake Beauty retweeted my blog post to their followers! 😀