The answer is one word.

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Hint 1:

I've added a "cipher" tag.

Hint 2:

Had I been content with less mouth-watering desserts, I could have used this pic for the top middle slot:
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    $\begingroup$ After seeing all this, the only word which comes to mind is food :D $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 17:23
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    $\begingroup$ @ABcDexter Admittedly it might not have been wise to put together this puzzle the first thing in the morning (my time), now all I can think of is food :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 19:11

3 Answers 3


The answer is


Because each image

resembles a letter from the maritime signal flag alphabet!

  • $\begingroup$ Great answer! I had no idea how to solve this. $\endgroup$
    – rhsquared
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 8:16
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    $\begingroup$ +1 Wow, I would've never thought of this. Also props for OP pretty accurate images, now that I saw rot13(gur bevtvany syntf). $\endgroup$
    – S. M.
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 9:24
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, finding the right images took forever - but then, it's not terribly painful looking at hundreds of pictures of glorious desserts picking just the right one :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 18:16

Image 1:

Apparently this is a chocolate and vanilla Battenberg Cake, which I have never heard of before. Looks like there is some sort of raspberry (presumably) jelly or something to glue the pieces together.


Uhh... I'm not too familiar with macaroons to begin with, but at least the little one on top appears to be a macaroon. So, what's the big ol' base and the cookie halves for? Plus, there's just ONE blueberry... And what is that black thing? Makes it look like a candle pastry!


A mango dome entremet OR a mango mousse dome? What?


Another battenberg cake, but this time white chocolate, raspberry, and vanilla (I think).


Cut/sliced mango and strawberries.


This is nifty looking. I guess it's a well done raspberry and (white) chocolate (or, maybe it's fondant, however that's actually spelled) sponge cake.

How this all relates:

Hah! No idea other than them all being forms of deserts. (Well 5 is only fruit you say. Well fruit can be considered desert, probably more commonly so outside of the states I say).
(Note, I forgot about the title. Yeah, they're deserts. Great observation.)

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    $\begingroup$ These observations are fairly accurate but don't really help you... $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 21:54
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed. I had hoped that figuring out what each thing was would help, but that didn't pan out. Had considered deleting the answer all-together. Still might. $\endgroup$
    – Dorrulf
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know if it's relevant at all, but the cookies on 2 are macarons, not macaroons. Confusingly, a macaroon is also a type of cookie but is entirely different :) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 22:31
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    $\begingroup$ Wow! What a trip. Thanks @BriarHarrison. $\endgroup$
    – Dorrulf
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 22:36

Images in order from left to right top then left to right bottom


Chocolate Battenburg Cake


Presumably: Macaron (French Macaroon)


Mango Mousse Cake




Strawberry Mango Crisp


Jewel Box Cake

I would say that they're


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    $\begingroup$ Er, yes, that's the title of the puzzle :-) Not the answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 2:09
  • $\begingroup$ I notice that the top picture row had a sponge like in common, and the bottom row was fruits. Not sure if that related $\endgroup$
    – Mukyuu
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 2:15
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    $\begingroup$ Not related, no. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 2:52

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