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
    Dec 12 '18 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 :-) $\endgroup$ Dec 12 '18 at 19:11

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
    Dec 14 '18 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.
    Dec 14 '18 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 :-) $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '18 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... $\endgroup$ Dec 12 '18 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
    Dec 12 '18 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 :) $\endgroup$ Dec 12 '18 at 22:31
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    $\begingroup$ Wow! What a trip. Thanks @BriarHarrison. $\endgroup$
    – Dorrulf
    Dec 12 '18 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. $\endgroup$ Dec 13 '18 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
    Dec 13 '18 at 2:15
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    $\begingroup$ Not related, no. $\endgroup$ Dec 13 '18 at 2:52

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