My sister started these for my daughter back when she was born. They are the most beautiful figurines I have seen in quite some time. These dolls are made of porcelain and will be treasured forever. They start at birthday and go all the way to 16, then graduation and then bride. My daughter looked forward to every year getting her next doll to put by her birthday cake.
Fast forward 26 years and now my daughter is getting married. Both of us have talked for years about using her dolls for her wedding cake. She kind of decided she didn't want to take away from the groom so she didn't want to use them with her wedding cake. I am surprising her and using them for the bridal shower. My mom has bought the bride so we will be able to showcase the whole collection.
I can't give you dimensions because they change every year, obviously getting bigger as the years go on. Also unfortunately the price goes up too but I promise you it is well worth it. This is something she will treasure forever and pass down to her kids. We even enjoy looking at them and reminancing about each year.
Update On Sep 03, 2008: Forgot to write, I have a very special friend who is going to help me design shower cake to display the dolls :}! I am so lucky to have such great friends!!!