Last year when my husband and I hit a bump — okay, fine, it was more like a sink hole — in our marriage the idea of a divorce party (complete with a divorce cake) as a way to hit the refresh button on life kind of appealed to me. Turning the tragic ending of a marriage and split up of a family into a celebration of new beginnings sounded like a marvelous idea to me. And here’s the thing: I’m not the only one.
Women everywhere are embracing post-divorce celebrations as new beginnings, and they’re choosing some pretty outrageous divorce cakes to serve at the party. What is a divorce cake, exactly? Well, it’s a hilarious confection that you can make yourself or custom order from a bakery. Think of the divorce cake as a sweet ending to a relationship that turned bitter.
Sarah Cottrell is a Maine based freelance journalist and lifestyle writer. Her work has been featured on VICE Tonic, New York Magazine, Washington Post, and has been included in seven anthologies including the New York Times bestselling series, I Still Just Want to Pee Alone. Check out her work at sarahcottrellfreelance.com and visit her on Facebook and Instagram.