This has nothing to do with anything other than being so incredibly awesome and relevant to my interests that I can’t NOT share it.
THIS IS SO AMAZING.
This incredible creation was made by Liz of Artisan Cake Company in Portland, Oregon. She regularly builds in fondant and cereal bar (and in rather nerdy fashion!), but turned to clay and glaze for this piece. I love it and I want one. Check out her whole process at Instructables.