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Geek Cake Friday: 14 Non-BBC Sherlock Cakes

These cakes are elementary, my dear Watson. Last week, we solved the case of the 10 Most Interesting BBC Sherlock Cakes. This week, we tackle the Mystery of the Most Iconic Memes. Over a century after he started writing detective stories, it turns out you can boil Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character down to three images – a hat, a book, and a silhouette. To seal the deal, throw on a pipe and a magnifying glass. Behold the evidence below:


non BBC Sherlock 09 via Cakes Decor

Before we get to the iconography, check out this delightfully creative edible depiction of Sherlock Holmes. Sure, it’s just a sheet cake with some fondant sculptures on top, but I challenge you to create five edible people and a clock tower out of icing.

non BBC Sherlock 08 via Sherlock Homes dot com

For once, Doctor John Watson is shown a little edible love with this physician’s bag, stethoscope, and, since he hangs out with Sherlock Holmes, a revolver.

Deerstalker Hats

non BBC Sherlock 01 via Cake Central

One dome cake pan + two circles of icing + 3 steampunk themed edible pens = instant deerstalker hat.

non BBC Sherlock 07 via Cakes Decoder

When Sherlock smokes too much opium, he invites people over to his flat to play Clue.

non BBC Sherlock 05 via The Cake Studio in London

I congratulate the artist for making this Deerstalker cake terrifyingly wooly.

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I hope the birthday boy got a photo of himself shoving someone’s face against that beautifully realistic brick wall.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Book Pages

non BBC Sherlock 02 via Major Geeks Forum

For these cakes, Sherlock’s deerstalker has been upgraded to actual book pages. I don’t know if I could make myself cut into something I can actually read.

non BBC Sherlock 10 via Google Images

Steve’s cake artist took pity on bibliophiles by covering up more of the words. I still can’t help but wonder if he carefully peeled off the Happy Birthday banner and read what was beneath before cutting the cake.

non BBC Sherlock 14 via pintrest

This cake artist mercifully went for a closed book. If you pay attention, this cake almost wins at combining all the Sherlock iconography into one dessert with the book, silhouette, hat and pipe. All it’s missing is a magnifying glass.

non BBC Sherlock 16 via Pintrest

Look, Inez is 10. Keep the kid busy with a chocolate pipe and they won’t even notice we just laid a couple photocopied book pages on top of a sheet cake.


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I see eight Sherlocks and a pot of icing, which must surely be the title of a Sherlock/Doctor Who slash fanfic.

non BBC Sherlock 15 via Cakes Decor

As someone who thinks fondant tastes like sugary play-dough, I approve of this buttercream silhouette.

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Speaking of buttercream, there’s something charming about this home made, hand piped birthday cake. You don’t see a lot of cakes like this anymore.

non BBC Sherlock 06 via Cake Central

Finally, we have a winner! Everything you think you know about Sherlock Holmes is crammed into one book shaped cake topped with a silhouette, a deerstalker hat, a pipe, and a magnifying glass! The only thing more Holmsian would be an actual book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Sherlock 10 via nom cakes

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