Today, on The New Girl, I spent way too much time making this flag cake for Jocey’s early 4th of July going away party. I’ve known Jocey for some five years now through Ars Nova, and she’s one of the coolest girls I know, probably because she’s pretty much a dude, in the best way. We share a penchant for slightly boyish manners (we both have lots of brothers) but also dresses. She’s leaving us for Chicago for business school. I will miss her, a lot! I will also make her sit in a folding chair and eat this entire cake with a fork while I watch.