The Melting Cake! (ケーキが溶けた！ Kēki ga toketa!) is the 898th episode of the Detective Conan anime. This episode is a pre-story for Zero the Enforcer.
Kogoro, Ran, and Conan go to Cafe Poirot in the morning for breakfast. Kogoro barges in before the shop actually opens causing Azusa to be angry. She, however, welcomes Ran and Conan to come in as well. Azusa uses IoT (Internet of Things) to control the electric kettle to boil water sometime before they reach the cafe. As they have breakfast, an issue seems to be happening with Amuro's cake. Last night when he prepared it, it was perfect but this morning it has melted. The Detective Boys call Conan using the Detective Badge informing him of Agasa's latest invention, a drone. While the communication is taking place, the rotors of the drone suddenly start spinning and it flies and crashes into the roof causing Agasa to be disappointed. He goes inside to fix the drone. Conan witnesses the panic on the other side.
The electrician is called for fixing the refrigerator but he claims that there is nothing wrong with it. Ayumi after eating the cake runs to a nearby restaurant which sells cakes suspiciously similar to Amuro's, but taste completely different with Amuro's being more delicious. The Detective Boys claim that someone in the restaurant probably ruined Amuro's cake to make their sales bigger. Conan, drove by his own curiosity as well as the Detective Boys persuasion, installs his phone to record footage of Cafe Poirot during the night. Nothing suspicious is seen in the footage.
Azusa says that the cake only melts two out of every three days. Conan continues to capture footage and finds that the days the cake melted corresponds to a car passing by the cafe the night before, of which the reflection is seen in the windows of the cafe but the inside of the cafe can not be seen.
- The episode's scripwriter, Takeharu Sakurai, stated in an interview that the anime production team requested that it only be about food, and contain no murder, just like the two previous episode scripts he had written.
- The taxi from Teiko Transit car 227 is a 1991 black Toyota Crown Sedan. The license plate number is 新宿 530, い 05-03 (Shinjuku 530, I 05-03).
- The Beika shopping district from The Shadow Approaching Amuro reappears in this episode.
- This episode was included in the extra DVD of Zero the Enforcer.
In other languages
| Catalan (Catalan dub)
||Els pastissos es desfan!
||The cakes are melted!
| French (Subbed)
||Les Gâteaux ont fondu!
||The cakes have melted!
| Spanish (Castilian sub)
||¡El pastel derretido!
||The melted cake!
||The Melting Cake!
||Bánh kem đã tan chảy rồi!
||The cake has melted!