Thirteen years later, I've finally made the cake myself. I've a few things to note about the process to remember for "next time".
If you weren't there 13 years ago, here are some memories of the original. Thanks to Rebecca and Katie for being meticulous with frosting! Wow!
* Have lots of time. Have some dip-able yummies on hand to sample the fresh frosting. Don't take wax paper off cooled cakes. Don't refrigerate the frosting overnight, unless you want to warm it a bit. Expect snitchers.