The ‘Cumbercupcake’ Exists and We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands on One

12/02/2014 at 05:20 PM ET

BC Cupcake
Jake Chessum; Cumbermuffin/Twitter

Attention, Cumberbitches: we’ve found your new favorite dessert.

It’s no secret that Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC’s Sherlock and the new drama The Imitation Game, has a ravenous fan base. But these “Cumbercupcakes” just might be our new favorite edible fan art.

Made by a fan who goes by “cumbermuffin” on Twitter, this version especially delighted us since it’s modeled after a photo shoot from the pages of PEOPLE. (Check out Cracking the Cumberbatch Code for more photos!)

We have to admit that it’s a spot-on replica — down to the hand placement, buttoned black vest, tiny gray-faced watch and tousled hair.

Of course, if you can’t stand the thought of eating the adorable Cumberbatch topper, you can also order a clay version to break out for every season premiere.

Perhaps the next Sherlock episode calls for a batch of A Study in Scarlet-inspired red velvet cupcakes.

—Kristin Appenbrink

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Nikki on

I love it. I couldn’t eat that precious figure.

pavitrasarala on

Cute! It could pass for a Doctor Who cupcake from the David Tennant or Matt Smith days as well.

Sara on

I’m so glad you did a little feature on this baker! Any time there’s a new photo, she has cupcakes made so quickly. And I love that you can order clays! I’m waiting for a Hamlet Cumberbatch! Such a talented woman.

Anonymous on

He is not even remotely attractive

marmeladexxx on

@Ananonymous: even if he wasn’t attractive – which he is, very much so with his beautiful eyes and lips and that gorgeous body and the talent and intelligence and all: what has it attractiveness to do with this article?

GetALife on

I can’t imagine living in a town where there’s nothing better to do than spend hours creating a cupcake that resembles a person that you’ll never meet.

wymom2003 on

Little cake guy is cuter.

whatever on

Cupcake is better looking than the dude…he’s gross

Tina on

That’s cute.

Oli on

She’s done hundreds of them, now you’re paying attention because it was a pic from People that she used.

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