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A bittersweet goodbye: the unexpected rise of divorce cakes

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We've already had the divorce ring and the divorce selfie.

And now, newly divorced individuals are celebrating their independence in a truly bittersweet way: by tucking into a specially designed divorce cake.

Celebrating our coworkers release #divorcecake #chainhasbeenbroken #funatwork

A photo posted by sleepyfairy (@sleepyfairy86) on

The cakes have been flooding Instagram over the last year as proud divorcees take to the social media site to share snaps of their bakes.

Labelled with hashtags including #divorcecake, #chainhasbeenbroken and #imfinallyfree, the images show an unusually optimistic approach to ending a marriage.

#Arwacake #Cake #cakeinsharjah #cakeindubai #Dubai #UAE #Sharjah #Cupcakes #cakepops #divorcecake

A photo posted by Arwa Cake (@arwacake) on

Ranging from the humorous to the morbid, one cake shows a wife dragging her ex-husband out to the trash, while another shows a bride with a bloodied dress accompanied by a dead, marzipan figurine of her groom.

Happy Divorce Day to my BFF! @tekeesha_odom #divorce #cake #divorcecake #bff

A photo posted by Stephanie Moffitt (@slmoffitt87) on

From chocolate sponges to giant cookies iced with goodbye messages, see below for a few of the best that are currently on Instagram...

Here's to celebrating moving on! #divorcecake #cakemakeseverythingbetter #2tartsbakery

A photo posted by 2tarts Bakery (@2tartsbakery) on

#divorcecake #unhitched #itsover #buttercream #homemade #glutenfree #cakesbylaurenmarie

A photo posted by @cakesbylaurenmarie on

 

Bye Bye Malaka!!!! Cheers to new beginnings! #ByebyeMalaka peace out #DivorceCake #AnteCiao

A photo posted by Elaine Sarantakos (@esarantakos) on

Omg I love @__mintcondition so much! Thank you

A photo posted by Tanisha LeShea (@tanishaleshea) on

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