Katheryn wanted Skyler’s 1st birthday cake to be a replica of his fave toy. From several email pictures, "Skyler Express" was created using a firm chocolate Madeira cake, layered with Belgian chocolate. 9 layers of this dense cake made up the body of the train – any softer cake would not be able to hold the shape well.
I love the wordings that Katheryn created: "It’s my first year, join me for a joyride!".