Strawberry Shortcake

Season 2 Episode 22

Baby Takes The Cake

Aired Daily 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2006 on CBS
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Baby Takes The Cake
Apple Dumplin’ wants to help Strawberry & her friends with baking, but Dumplin’s just too little to be much help. In fact, she ends up making a pretty big mess of things. Strawberry’s friends think Dumplin’ is too much of a baby – maybe she should just lay down for a nap? Her feelings hurt, Apple Dumplin’ does lay down and promptly falls asleep. She dreams that she’s bigger and Strawberry and her friends are now the little babies! Apple Dumplin’ is in charge now! But the babies turn out to be quite a handful, and Dumplin’ quickly learns a lesson about taking on big responsibilities.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When baby Orange Blossom, baby Angel Cake, & baby Ginger Snap says "Uh-Oh", baby Orange Blossom's Sweat Shirt turns into a t-shirt for a slight scene.

    • In this episode, when Apple Dumplin' is grown up, she still speaks in the third person.

    • In the shot where Apple Dumplin' says, "Now I help", with Angel Cake's following line, the toddler has four fingers on both hands which go back to five just as quickly.

    • Ginger Snap's undershirt turns fuchsia like her jacket twice during the remainder:

      - In the scene where she, Orange Blossom, and Angel Cake ask about Apple Dumplin' whimpering in her sleep
      - Her last appearance at the very end when they all sample the ice cream sandwiches

    • Regardless of age, Apple Dumplin' uses the same voice tone when singing both songs.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Custard: (in DVD-only introductory content) We sure are lucky to live in a house with such a good cook.
      Strawberry Shortcake: Well, you know, anyone can learn to cook. And once you learn how, it's a lot of fun. If you like, I can show you how to make some recipes. (raises her index finger) But remember to always ask a grown-up before you do anything in the kitchen.
      Pupcake: Oh?
      Strawberry Shortcake: Ovens are hot and knives are sharp and I do not want you to get hurt. So always get a grown-up to help.

    • Custard: (in DVD-only introductory content) Strawberry?
      Strawberry Shortcake: Yes?
      Custard: Can you please explain to this dog (referring to Pupcake) what a recipe is?
      Strawberry Shortcake: Why, of course. A recipe tells all the different ingredients that go into making your berry favorite food.

    • Apple Dumplin': Some things Apple Dumplin' too little to do.
      Strawberry Shortcake: For now, maybe, but not for always. And besides, there are some berry important things you can do --- like your all-time favorite.
      Apple Dumplin': What's that, Strawbewwy?
      Strawberry Shortcake: Licking the spoon!

    • Apple Dumplin': Baby Orange Blossom, put down that hose.
      Baby Orange Blossom: Ga-ga? (She heads towards the faucet.)
      Apple Dumplin': No, Baby Orange Blossom! Do not turn that on. (Baby Orange Blossom does anyway.) No, Baby Orange Blossom!

    • Strawberry Shortcake: Maybe you oughta wait over there, Apple Dumplin'. You know, working in the kitchen can be dangerous.
      Angel Cake: Yeah, it's not a job for babies.
      Strawberry Shortcake: Angel Cake!
      Apple Dumplin': (to herself) Apple Dumplin' not a baby. There's lots I can do, if they let me. I am not (yawns) a baby.

    • Apple Dumplin' (older): Will you babies sleep if I read you a story?
      Toddlers: (think it over) Ah! Yeah! Yeah!
      Apple Dumplin' (older): (grabs book and joins toddlers on couch) Okay, now… (starts reading) "Once upon a time…"
      (Toddlers fall fast asleep, snoring)
      Apple Dumplin' (older): Reading a story always works on babies. (yawns and stretches) "Once upon a time…" (yawns again and falls fast asleep)

    • Apple Dumplin' (older): You're a little too little, not big like me
      Just a little bit little, but I guarantee
      That one day you'll be big and tall
      And you'll have no cares at all

      Like me, like me
      When you're big like me

      You're just an itty too bitty, don't reach too high
      But it isn't a pity, and I'll tell you why
      Soon you'll reach the tallest shelf
      Just like I do now by myself

      You'll see, you'll see
      When you're big like me

      And won't that be
      A lovely day to see
      That day when you're all
      Big and tall like me

      When no one
      Will tell you what to do
      'Cause you'll be
      The only boss of you

      So one day you'll be grown up, yesiree
      Until then, you must wait very patiently
      When you'll run and jump and play
      A grown-up girl in every way

      Like me, like me
      You'll be just like me
      When you're big like me

    • Apple Dumplin (toddler): I'm not too little
      I'm not, I'm not
      They think I'm little
      Just a tiny tot
      But I'll show them that I'm not too small
      And I can do any-, any-, anything at all
      'Cause I'm not little
      Not too little
      Oh, no, I'm not

      Watch how I can tie my shoes
      Wait, I'll try again
      I know how to count to ten
      One, five, nine, six, ten
      I do lots of big-girl things
      Like run and jump and play
      It's plain to see
      I'm practically
      Grown up in every way

      I'm not too little
      I'm not, I'm not
      I wish they'd trust me
      To stir the pot
      'Cause I'd show them that I'm not too small
      And I can do any-, any-, anything at all
      'Cause I'm not little
      Not too little
      Oh, no, I'm not

      I know fifty rainbow colors
      Red, blue, green, and red
      I can take my big red ball
      And bounce it off my head, ow
      I pick flowers like the grown-ups do
      And roll downhill all day
      And did I mention how I love
      To run and jump and play

      Oh, I'm not too little
      I'm not, I'm not
      They treat me little
      But I'm not a lot
      If show them that I'm not too small
      They'll let me do any-, any-, anything at all
      'Cause I'm not little
      Not too little
      Oh, no, I'm not

      I can pick out my own clothes myself
      I can wiggle my own toes myself
      I can climb up on the couch myself
      Make the pillows like a kangaroo's pouch myself
      Then I can crawl inside myself
      And close my eyes and hide myself
      And dream of things to be tried myself
      I'm not too little
      Not too little
      (sigh) Oh, no, I'm not

  • NOTES (12)

    • This marks the first time we see Ginger Snap without her jacket.

    • In DVD-only introductory content, the lightning bug seen passing by looks just like the Dream Bug from Sweet Dreams. In a deleted scene, the knife Strawberry had earlier in the script looked like before the king grabbed the knife in Strawberry Shortcake and The Big Exit: A Whole Enchalida Expose

    • "Not Too Little" sounds similar to "Friendship Cake." Also, if the number is anything to go by, this is the first time we see the inside of Apple Dumplin's bedroom.

    • In "Meet Strawberry Shortcake," Apple Dumplin's first birthday was celebrated and she already seemed to be rather mature for a girl of only one-year-old. In "Baby Takes The Cake," Apple has grown more in maturity, though not size. She is now even more talkative, can form opinions of her own and has an advanced enough imagination to dream of herself as an adult.

    • During the scene where cake batter starts pouring out of the oven, we hear a tune from Ginger Snap's No-Light Night Of Fright.

    • Custard and Pupcake are present in episode reality but not in Apple Dumplin's dream.

    • Both songs are sung solely by Apple Dumplin'; her first real chance at such since "The Cookie Song" in Meet Strawberry Shortcake.

    • One of the same type of hummingbird from When The Berry Fairy Came To Stay and The Legend Of Sherry Bobbleberry appears briefly in the "Not Too Little" sequence.

    • Featured songs: "I'm Not Too Little" and "Big Like Me"

    • First time we see Apple Dumplin' as an older kid and Strawberry Shortcake, Ginger Snap, Orange Blossom, and Angel Cake as toddlers. Also, this is Apple Dumplin's first appearance without Huckleberry Pie.

    • It seems Apple Dumplin's favorite snack (next to apples and anything apple-flavored) is ice-cream sandwiches (according to DVD side material anyway).

    • One of two episodes released on the Cooking Up Fun DVD.