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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.

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.

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.

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

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Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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