The show might have only lasted 6 episodes, but Strawberry Shortcake's empire continues to this day. Strawberry was originally conceived by American Greetings in 1980 as a greeting card character. Soon the village of Strawberryland grew lots of friends including Raspberry Tart, Apple Dumpling, Blueberry Muffin,Huckleberry Pie, Plum Pudding, and many more friends she gained on her various adventures. But The Purple Pieman and Sour Grapes were always lurking around to try and spoil the fun.