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Sherlock opened his eyes and looked at the clock.

"…Suppose I'd better make an effort." Rolling his eyes, he heaved himself out of his chair and slouched to the kitchen. "Now…cakes…" Sherlock deftly pulled a dog eared book from the shelf. It was John's birthday, and he'd decided to actually do something for it. Not like last year, when his forgetting and ignoring of the occasion resulted in quite a nasty and icy silence.

"…I wonder what kind of cake…Birthday….certain recipe…?" He muttered, flicking through the pages. "…just flour…eggs…sugar…" Sherlock slammed the book shut. "Pfft. It's just a
cake. Mixing things together and putting it in the oven. How hard can it be?"

****

Sherlock stood over a large mixing bowl on the table, hands plated firmly on either side of it and staring into the less than appetising mixture. It had turned a very peculiar greyish brown. Flour plastered one side of his face and strands of egg webbed his hair. Sherlock rubbed his forehead, leaving a streak of butter. He frowned at the mix.

"…Shouldn't it be yellow? Ish?" He looked round the kitchen for inspiration. Striding to the cupboards , he pulled a door open and smiled a little. "Food colouring." Searching through the little bottles, he found the one he was looking for and looked at the instructions.

"Use sparingly…" He looked sideways to the direction of the bowl. "Hmph." He walked back to it, and unscrewing the lid, emptied the entire contents into the mix. After mixing it firmly, it turned a lurid mustard colour. He paused.

"…It'll turn the right colour when it's cooked."
Scooping the mixture into a cake tin, he slid it into the oven and closed the door on it.

****

John stood outside the door of 221B and sighed. It had seemed like a long day. He put his heavy shopping bags down and fumbled with his keys.

"And I thought birthdays were when you could relax." He muttered. Finding the correct key, he inserted it into the lock and turned. Pushing open the door, he held it open whilst he also retrieved the shopping bags.

"Sherlock?" The door shut. "Sherlock, I'm home…"

"Um…yes…don't come up!"

John frowned and stopped in his tracks. "…Why?"

"It's…um…nothing! Just don't come up!" A crash echoed from upstairs, followed by Sherlock uttering a load oath. John left the shopping at the foot of the stairs and ran up.

"Sherlock, is there something burning…?"

"Er…yes…experiment… don't worry!"

"Where are…OH FFF-"

John turned into the kitchen and slapped a hand to his face. "I don't believe this…"

Sherlock was batting at a smoking lump with a tea towel on the kitchen table with the smoke from it and the oven billowing and filling the room. His hands were blackened and his face displayed an interesting array of colours. The smoke alarm started to scream.

"Dare I ask what you were trying to do?" John raised his voice over the alarm. Sherlock staggered out of the kitchen, gasping for breath and clutching onto the door jam.

"Just…just an experiment…I was…trying…!" He flashed an unconvincing grin at John. John folded his arms and raised an eyebrow. Sherlock sighed.

"Fine…fine…It was for your birthday. I baked you a cake…"

"Well. Attempted to bake a cake…" He eyed the dark lump and then looked at Sherlock. He smiled. Sherlock had remembered this year. Sherlock chuckled. John started to laugh, and Sherlock's face broke into a grin and he laughed with him.

"Sherlock….remind me to NEVER let you loose in the kitchen again!" John said between bouts of laughter.

"No need, I have NO intention of doing that again!"
They calmed down and looked at each other. Sherlock smirked.

"I know that look…"

"I've had an idea."

John raised his eyebrows questioningly.

"Let's send it to Mycroft."

"…Yes!" John grinned, and they both started to laugh again.

That evening, they were sitting in the living room when Sherlock's phone beeped with a text. He picked it up and looked. Grinning, he showed it to John.

'Sherlock, what in the name of all that is holy is this on my doorstep?! –MH'

John burst out laughing again.

"Ohh god…"

Sherlock chuckled.

"Happy Birthday, John!"
Sherlock cannot cook, in a nutshell.
I've been wanting to write this for ages! :')
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Xombie-lover123 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
This is the funniest thing I think I've ever read! Thanks for the laugh. I loved it!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Haha! Excellent, glad it put a smile on your face. Thanks very much!
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doctorwholover465 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME!!!!!! Mycroft's reply!!!! :lmao:
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Hahah! Thank you, and I KNOW! xDD I can't help but laugh myself when I read that bit.
I reckon it's the funniest fanfic I've written out of the three ^^
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doctorwholover465 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ya probably!!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I need to write more "lol-worthy" fanfics, such fun! ^^
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doctorwholover465 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes please!!!! pleaaase!!!!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Oh god, ok, ok!!!!! =P I'm planning on writing a fanfic of John and Sherlock in Tesco. x3
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doctorwholover465 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YAY!!!!!!!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Haha, awesome! Watch this space :3 :P
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mazijentes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Ahah! This is great! I love the idea of Sherlock baking/cooking!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Or trying to. :L
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ViciAngel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This would be the best birthday present ever :D
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Indeed it would! :D Especially for Crofty.
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ViciAngel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Indeed ;D
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iJOKEx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
:D :D :D :D :D

that is stunning! Write more.. it is VERY impressive!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Oh my god, Sherlock and Watson in Tesco.
YES.
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Haha, thank you! Will do! Any suggestions?
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iJOKEx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
im not sure.. suprise me 8-)

xD
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littlemousemolly Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh God, yes. xD "Well, at least I got you a pissed off Mycroft for your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN DID I DO GOOD" *is shot*
I do imagine that Sherlock is rubbish at cooking. XD I mean, it's not like he really needed to learn, ever, he either didn't eat or he got take-away.
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Or went to Angelos. :L
Yep, pretty sure he is crap at cooking! I think John would be pretty good though...Mycroft wouldn't be too bad either, but prefers not to...I think :L
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littlemousemolly Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I figure that John was okay at it, but when he realized Sherlock would never cook dinner ever, he had to learn to be good. XD And yes, Mycroft is too busy being the British government to cook his own meals. :B
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thehatbearer15 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
made. my. day.
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Yay! Glad. :)
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thehatbearer15 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is funny and they gave it 2 mycrift. they shouldhave put this in ans episode. this totally would have worked.
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I so need to work with Gatiss. He's doing it wrong. ;) Haha, thank you!
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thehatbearer15 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Tigzzz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's amazing!!! I love your style of writing!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Haha, thanks very much! I'm new to writing, so that means a lot! ^^ MOTIVATION! :D
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Tigzzz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! You should write more, it's really good!
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ocean-crystal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Haha, will do then! Thanks :3
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