I have boy/girl twins and for their first birthday I picked the Raggedy Ann/Andy theme as it was boy/girl, and ‘retro’. I could have easily done Dora, etc, but wanted a challenge. It was very important that each child had their own cake.
Using the vintage Raggedy Ann cake pan (found on Ebay), it comes with directions on how to decorate for Ann and Andy. I made a base cake and decorated it like a tablecloth and placed the Ann and Andy cakes on top. What I found to be important was that I used a pound cake recipe for the Ann/Andy cakes so they were sturdy and easy to decorate. I didn’t want to have to contend with crumby, falling apart cakes!
It was a huge hit and I was so proud!