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Ending an Era with Sugar and Carbs – Divorce Cakes Help Celebrate the Single Life

divorce cake recipeI’ve watched enough people in my life go through difficult divorces to know that separating from someone you’ve shared a life with has every bit as much impact as a wedding does. In fact, living through a successful divorce even more strongly calls out for celebratory carbohydrates. (Preferably chocolate, and with a humorous topper – divorce cakes are as much a statement of affairs as they are dessert.)

Divorce cakes are becoming more and more of a trend as TV shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes popularize extreme personalized, often humorous cakes, and people look for ways to mark their return to the single life. It appears TV star Shanna Moakler fueled the trend’s fire during her divorce from Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker – she threw a lavish divorce party at the Bellagio nightclub in Las Vegas, complete with a tiered wedding cake topped with a knife-wielding bride and dripping blood running down the tiers, leading to a wounded groom at the base.

Divorce cakes make sense – after all, every significant life event calls for a celebratory cake. High-end bakeries specializing in wedding cakes are making their foray into the divorce cake market, most often turning it into a statement (depending on who ordered the cake – him or her), and having fun with the bride and groom toppers. If you’re looking for inspiration to commemorate your divorce, check out these divorce cake creations – and 10 more outrageous confections on Huffington Post.

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