I made this Raggedy Ann birthday cake for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday. It was requested by her mother, my daughter, because I had made a Raggedy Ann cake for her when she was 2 years old (37 years earlier).
The body was a rectangular chocolate cake, cut into the shape of the dress. The arms, legs, and face were made of white cake (a square was cut for the arms and legs and a round pan for the face). The shoes were chocolate cup cakes, trimmed to look like shoes.
I used fondant for the white apron and draped it over the handles of wooden spoons to get the “gathered” look. I allowed it to dry overnight before placing it on the body. I also dyed fondant red and individually cut red and white strips to make the leggings. The shoes were covered with black fondant. The face was also made of fondant that was dyed flesh colored.
I used a star tip for the blue on the dress. The entire theme of the party was “Raggedy Ann”. I made a cloth table cloth to look like the dress of Raggedy Ann as a keepsake for my granddaughter. All of the labels for the food were Raggedy Ann’s.
It was a wonderful party.