Act natural. Act like all of nature. Act like the entire cycle of life and death and change and rebirth.
Welcome to Night Vale.
If you don’t know about Night Vale (a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep), that is OK. You can educate yourself at Commonplace Books. There’s a lot to catch up on.
This is the Welcome to Night Vale logo, in cake form. I am really pleased with it! Especially the water tower, which was hand cut from fondant. So were the eye, moon, electricity pole and… what is that down there at the bottom? A secret bunker? A pyramid?
I cut a thin rectangle out of the eye so I could lay the electricity pole through it, rather than over it. The details on the cake were mostly at an even height, with two exceptions.
The antenna was drawn on with the broad side of an icing pen, making it flat to the surface of the cake. It was tempting to go over it, trying to get it perfectly straight, but we all know what happens when you footer too much with something like this – it ends up in a big, irreparable mess. Drawing straight on fondant icing is what Bob Ross might have called a bravery test.
The power lines were drawn with the fine end of the same pen, and though you can’t see it too well here, this meant they dug into the fondant, making them lower than any of the other detail. This was, to invoke Bob once more, a happy accident.
Even if you don’t immediately go and listen to every back episode of Night Vale (as I would recommend you do), you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter, to get a feel for what the show is like. Insofar as you can ever get a feel for what the show is like. It’s a strange, wonderful, terrible place to visit.
Good night, readers. Good night.