06 June 2014

Happy Birthday Cake Stuffed Toy by Mary Meyer

Mary Meyer created a family of stuffed toys called “Food For Thought”.  The “Hamburger” and “Can of Sardines” stuffed toys were some early successes in the group. One of my favorites was the “Birthday Cake”.  The cake was made of 4 pieces of fabric toy cake held together with Velcro.  Each piece was unique in that it created a sound when squeezed.

49401 Birthday Cake 500 2H     The first piece had a sound chip in it that played “Happy Birthday to You” when squeezed.  The other made a rattle, a squeak or a crinkle sound when squeezed.  Each piece had a fabric candle and a fabric flame as part of it.


The Birthday Cake was introduced in 2004 and sold for $19.00 in a retail store.  The toy cake sold for 2 to 3 years as part of the Mary Meyer assortment. It was 6 inches high and quite popular.  Mary Meyer made a few thousand of the Happy Birthday Cake.  Today they are hiding in attics, closets and toy chests throughout the USA.


Mary Meyer is located in Townshend, Vermont and designs, manufactures and distributes it’s stuffed toys to approximately 10,000 retail stores.  The company was founded in 1933 by Mary Meyer and her husband.  This is our 81st year in business and still owned and managed by the Meyer family. 

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 Do you have any Mary Meyer stuffed toys in your attic?  We  has been searching for old toys we made in the 1930s through the 1960s.  If you happen to have an “old Mary Meyer toy”, we love to hear from you and we will tell you what we know about it – such as when and where it was made.

My email is  walter_meyer@marymeyer.com.

by Walter Meyer



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