Tip: Layer 3 backgrounds and tides disappear when you hit a message box, so unless you apply this fix, plan your level around that. For example, you can add a sublevel without layer 3 at the start/midpoint, and include your message there.
Music Options: 1, 2, 3, or compose your own.
Briefing: Be as creative as you wish with this one, but try to make your area almost surreal/abstract/dream-like. The possibilities, quite literally, are endless here. Clever ExAnimation, neat graphical swaps, and more can go a long way to make these levels memorable and fun. These levels should be quite challenging as well, but fair.
Note that this does not mean you can dump a Kaizo level here and call it a day.
Those graphics are simply gorgeous! They're very lively and match the style of the hack very well. The ice cream looks great, but Foop is already doing a candy-themed level, also with a double C name. I can't remember how close in proximity the two levels are, but I think world 9 shouldn't become a diabetic's nightmare!
However, it doesn't seem to be nearly as sugar-centric as his stage, so maybe others feel it's different enough?
Even something other than food could work (and might actually be better given foop's level). You seem to like dabbling in the more abstract and weird stuff, so what about really weird shaped plants instead? Spiraled trees, some rainbow bushes, etc.
Judging by the screenshots, I'd say this is more like a "happy land" rather than a candy land or an abstract level, so I think ice creams and fruits are ok, but if you want to use something else, you might also use some smiling clouds and a happy sun.
As for the name, I'd suggest something like "Happy Hill", it seems more fitting for your level.
Well, just warning that I've got a PC problem, so, I won't be able to work on this level until such problem is solved D':
Also Milk, thank you, I was looking for this tileset on the threads, but I didn't find it.
And for a level name, what about "Smiley Alley" or "Smiley Valley"? It rhymes in my opinion...