The Case of the Missing Cupcakes is an upcoming episode.


Dowager Hatt is throwing a party at Knapford Station for her friends, but finds out that the cupcakes she ordered for the party have gone missing. Stafford offers to help, and tries to look for the missing cupcakes. Along the way, Stafford accidentally derails and lands in a muddy puddle. When Sir Topham Hatt hears about Stafford's derailment, he calls for Henry, who is working at the Coaling Plant, to bring Rocky to rescue Stafford. After Rocky puts Stafford back on the rails, Stafford tells Henry he is looking for the missing cupcakes for Dowager Hatt's party and asks if he would like to help him search. Henry agrees.  

First, they went to the Blue Mountain Quarry. They split up to look around. Stafford saw Rheneas shunting trucks. He rolled slowly towards him. He told him about the cupcakes. Rheneas said that who ever did it is very devious. He decided to help them. So, Rheneas was lowered by Merrick onto a flatbed and he, Henry and Stafford went to look somewhere else.  

They saw Thomas and Oliver. They asked them if they would help him, Henry and Rheneas find the cupcakes. Oliver agreed and so did Thomas. The 4 engines chuffed around the island looking for the cupcakes. They looked at Maithwaite, but they could see Emily but not the cupcakes. They asked Emily if she would help them find the cupcakes and she agreed. Then, they went to Brendham Docks. Salty was shunting trucks, but the cupcakes weren't here either. They had looked everywhere. Everyone was very sad, but Stafford was the saddest of all. He didn't know what to tell Dowager Hatt.  

Then, Rheneas saw Diesel with the cupcakes on a flatbed. He blew his whistle loudly and told the others Diesel has them. The engines chase after Diesel, then as they approach a 3-lane switch, Thomas has an idea; if the engines split up, they can surround Diesel. Stafford thinks this is a wonderful idea. As Diesel crosses the middle lane of the switch, Thomas' driver gets out to switch the points. Henry and Oliver went on the left lane, Stafford and Rheneas go on the right lane, and Thomas goes in the middle lane. Oliver catches up to Diesel at the other end of the points, Henry is on the left side, Stafford and Rheneas are on the right, and Thomas is at the other end. Diesel is surrounded and is unable to escape from the engines. The engines then ask Diesel why he stole Dowager Hatt's cupcakes. Diesel said he was just up to his evil tricks again. The engines were cross and they all rolled together to Knapford.  

Sir Topham Hatt was cross with Diesel and punished him by making him do the other enigne's work. Later, as a reward for returning the cupcakes, Thomas, Stafford, Oliver, Henry and Rheneas were all invited to the party. 


  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Emily
  • Diesel
  • Stafford
  • Rheneas
  • The Fat Controller
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt's Friends
  • Salty (does not speak)
  • Rocky (does not speak)
  • Merrick (does not speak)
  • James (cameo)
  • Charlie (cameo)
  • Skarlory (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Owen (cameo)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (cameo)
  • The Small Boy (cameo)


  • Knapford Station
  • Ice Cream Factory
  • Blue Mountain Quarry
  • Brendham Docks
  • Maithwaite Station
  • The Coaling Plant


  • This episode marks Dowager Hatt's Friends' first speaking roles.
  • Stock footage from Welcome Stafford is used.

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