Most people don't enter a marriage thinking they will eventually call it quits. After all, many spend tens of thousands on venues, food, dresses, and rings. But "for better or for worse" is easier said than done, and sometimes, people say bye to the relationship counselor and hello to the divorce lawyer. And while separations can be bitter, these custom divorce-themed cakes make things a little sweeter - and much funnier.
It's Trash Day
There is no doubt that there is usually at least a little resentment left between a husband and wife after their divorce. In this case, it looks like there's probably a lot of resentment since the wife is all too excited for trash day so that she can take out the trash and her ex-husband along with it. She seems pretty happy in the character made of her on the cake, wearing a bright red, fancy dress and smiling widely.
For some people, divorce is the best thing for them, and maybe that was the case for this woman; she needed to get rid of her "trashy" husband to see her full potential.
Their Valentine's Days Will Never Be the Same
It looks like this couple is celebrating their divorce on a particularly ironic day - February 14th, better known as Valentine's Day, the day of love. Perhaps they celebrated differently by thinking of the new true love that may soon come. Or maybe February 14th just happened to be the day the divorce became official, and neither of them will ever look at Valentine's Day the same way again.
This woman at least seems like she is more than ready to celebrate Valentine's Day either alone or with someone entirely new as she pushes her ex-husband off the cake.
"I Do, I Did, I'm Done"
Perhaps the most famous lines in any wedding ceremony are "I Do." Everyone eagerly waits for both sides to say these words before kissing and announcing that the marriage is official. The "I Do" moment is exciting for all people involved. However, it looks like this man had enough of the "I do's," and he was ready to be done. As can be seen on this poo-inspired cake, he said, "I do, I did, I'm done - Bye, Felicia."
You might think there is a little bit of resentment from this man, judging only by the poo-themed cake and the clear goodbye. Maybe Felicia also had a similar cake made.
A Sweet Way to Break the News
Unlike the majority of cakes on this list, this divorce cake serves a slightly different purpose. This person bought this cake to be delivered to their spouse, warning them of an upcoming divorce. It is in the form of a heart, so maybe they were trying to soften the blow, but it is unlikely that the spouse had no idea that this was coming, so maybe it was just a witty way to get things going.
Can you imagine sitting at work one day and hearing you have a delivery? Then you open the box to see this cake inside.
RIP to the Ring
A wedding ring symbolizes love and an eternal bond to the person you marry. Some people find it difficult to take the ring off even after they get divorced. It can feel almost wrong. Instead of just taking the ring off, this person decided to commemorate the moment by having a cake made in the form of a graveyard for the ring. It was a sort of ring ceremony.
The cake designer went all out for this divorce cake, to say the least. That ring had a proper funeral!
She's Not With Stupid Anymore
Some people in life are excited to enter into a marriage just so that they can wear the somewhat cheesy shirts that say, "I'm with stupid." Apparently, this divorcee was one of those people as they decided to celebrate their divorce in a very similar way. Instead of wearing a shirt that says they are "not with stupid anymore," they chose to put it on a cake and eat it.
They should have put a picture of the ex-husband and wife wearing the t-shirts with the cake for those who might not immediately understand the reference. But then again, all of their friends and family would probably be familiar with it already.
The Official Dictionary Definition
In case you were ever wondering what the technical definition of divorce was, here you have it. According to this person, who is clearly celebrating their divorce rather than mourning it, they have an interesting definition of the word. They explain that divorce is a noun, pronounced dee-vorse, which means "to finally get rid of that dumpster fire." We're sure a lot of people can relate to this definition.
You can tell just by the font and colors of this custom-made cake how excited this person is to "get rid of that dumpster fire." It'll probably be a big weight off their shoulders.
That's the (ex) Husband, Not a Speed Bump
At first glance, you might think this is one of the sweeter cakes on the list. The divorcee is telling the world that this was simply a small mistake, a bump in the road, and one they will soon get past. However, upon further inspection, you can see that there is a bit of a deeper message involved. Can you see what the "bump" in her road actually is?
That looks like a little bit more than just a "bump" in the road. If anything happens to her ex-husband, can they use this cake as potential evidence against her?
No More Ball and Chain
The term "old ball and chain" is a pretty common one when it comes to marriage. People oftentimes use it in a rather negative context (usually about their wives). Although it is unclear from this cake if someone is celebrating no longer being an old ball and chain or if they are celebrating the loss of their ball and chain, the overall message is still quite clear: free at last.
It would be pretty horrible to be called an old ball and chain all the time. It would make a lot of sense if the woman were the one celebrating here: no more horrible names for her!
When Dr. Dre Is Your Divorce Lawyer
You have probably seen this design in many different forms since the movie Straight Outta Compton was released in 2015. It became quite the internet sensation, with t-shirts, memes, and countless posts including this theme. But who would have thought it would reach divorce cakes (who really even knew that divorce cakes were a thing)? Regardless of the origins, this person is excited to be "straight outta marriage" and into the single person's world.
It is a special and exciting feeling to be newly single and ready to explore the world of dating again. It is probably even more exciting after getting out of an unhappy marriage.
The Force Wasn't Enough to Keep Them Together
Some people are such ardent Star Wars fans that they have to include some references even in their divorce celebrations. Even if you think this might be a little overboard, you must admit that it is hard to miss this obvious play on words. Even someone who has never seen Star Wars may be tempted to buy this kind of cake and use it in their divorce celebration.
Perhaps these two people went to two galaxies very far away after separating to keep the peace and move on with their lives.
Divorce Is Just Another Word for Vacation
Everyone celebrates their freedom differently. Some people are happy just to open a bottle of wine at home alone, while others are ready to head out to the beach to relax and have some moments of peace. This woman is pretty excited about her new freedom and is celebrating in the latter method, as seen by her choice of cake. She is excited to have no one bothering her anymore.
Whether you live in perfect harmony or not, it can be difficult to live with other people. Sometimes you need your alone time, and always having someone around can be a challenge. This woman is ready to celebrate some much-needed alone time.
No Hard Feelings, Right?
This person seemed to get pretty creative with the wordplay and the rhyming when it came to their divorce cake. They also went full force with the imagery. So what exactly do we see below? Oh, just a former husband who portrayed their former spouse as a witch and celebrated being freed from them. If that is what helps someone to move on from a divorce, then so be it!
This cake would be particularly fitting for a divorce that took place in October, around Halloween time.
This Isn't What They Meant When They Said to Keep the Flame Alive
Everyone expresses their anger and frustration in different ways. When going through a breakup, some people want to get rid of everything that reminds them of the person. They delete all of their old photos and get rid of every single memory that the two of them had together. This couple seems to be that type, judging off the divorce cake they bought, where you can see their marriage certificate going up in flames.
There is even a little bit of violence in this cake, as you can see more than just the marriage certificate going up in flames.
No Beating Around the Bush Here
Although an explicit word is blurred out of the center of this cake, what is written there is quite clear to anyone seeing it. This person was ecstatic about their recent divorce and wanted to share that excitement with the world in the form of a cake. In order to say goodbye to their previous partner, they were more than happy to write it out: Good [explicit] Riddance! No use in beating around the bush at this point, right?
This is quite a cute and sweet-looking cake to have such a harsh message. It seems that someone has had enough!
Giving a New Meaning to "messy" Divorce
Although most of the cakes on this list are pretty cute and funny, this man seems to be pretty angry about his recent divorce. No one knows what his ex-wife did to him that left him so hurt, but he seems a little too eager to get his revenge. Hopefully, the anger was expressed only in the form of this cake and is not seen anywhere else. Hopefully, his wife is ok!
Maybe his wife left him without a word or cheated on him with his best friend. Or perhaps she stole all of his money and disappeared. Or maybe they just broke up, and this ex-husband is a bit crazy!
She'd Give Her Right Foot to Leave This Marriage
Most people are familiar with the phrase "the old ball and chain," primarily used by men to complain about how they are now in a relationship and tied down, unable to gallivant through the single world. However, it looks like, in this case, the woman was tired of being held down by the ball and chain. She had to cut off her own foot just to free herself of the bondage.
This is certainly one of the most creative and well-done cakes on the list. This woman must have gone to a true professional to get a realistic-looking cake like this.
If the Fresh Flowers Are Any Indication, That Was One Short Marriage
Unlike other trash-themed cakes that are on this list, this woman is not celebrating taking out the trash (aka her ex-husband), but she is getting rid of all the things that had to do with her wedding day. You can see fragments of her dress and a string of pearls in the trashcan. The words "Just divorced" with two rings next to it complete the entire picture, making things very clear.
At least this is a very beautiful and elegant trash can. This woman's wedding must have been quite extraordinary considering how fancy the divorce cake is.
Back to the Bachelor Pad
If we saw this cake outside the context of this list, it might be a little confusing at first. There is not a lot of context surrounding the imagery, but once you understand that they are displaying a divorce, things make a lot more sense. Using the imagery of the well-known bathroom signs, this man wants to make it clear that there is no room for a lady around him anymore.
The choice of bathroom symbols to celebrate your divorce is interesting, but everyone grieves/celebrates differently and uniquely!
She's Done With That Cheetah-R
Who doesn't love a good old play on words when it comes to a divorce cake? After all, why not lighten the mood a little bit with a funny pun? This person decided to do just that by getting a cat decorated with cheetah-like print and writing out the words "now that I'm done with that cheetah," implying that the ex-partner was actually a cheater. You can't help but appreciate the effort.
The funniest part is that now this person is probably ready for the actual cheetah, as it seems to be the official print of divorcees. Done with the cheater but ready for the cheetah.
New Small Business in Town
Although most people who go through divorce focus on the life they lost with who they thought would be their forever life partner, some people are more than eager to celebrate the chance to be single again. This new divorcee was proud to announce that they were going to be on the market again and wanted to proclaim to the world that they were "open for business."
Maybe their heart is not fully into it if you can judge based on the color of the rose that they chose to include on the cake. Perhaps their whole opinion of dating is still a little tainted.
"I Used to Be Married but I'm Better Now"
There is certainly a lot going on in this cake, from the flaming skull to the hard-to-read words to the carton of milk tipped on the ground. If there is anything that is clear, it is the fact that this person is happier now that they are divorced, and there is no reason for them to "cry over spilled milk," as the phrase goes. "I used to be married, but I'm better now." End quote.
The only thing that is still a little confusing here is the flaming skull. What exactly does that have to do with the entire theme of divorce and marriage?
It's Called Problem Solving, Darling
The term "legally single" is a pretty interesting phrase, and very few people probably ever considered it "illegal" to be single. However, sometimes marriage, especially an unhappy one, can make people feel that way. Getting out of an unhappy marriage must be pretty exciting for people who are eager to get back into the dating world and feel what it is like to be single and ready to mingle again.
It's probably a lot better (and makes it easier to move on) when you look at divorce like this, rather than moping over what could have been and the time lost.
So Long Sucker!
Sometimes divorces can be long overdue. The legal paperwork and the entire process can take quite a long time - far longer than some people are ready (mentally and physically) to wait. This person seemed more than thrilled that the long paperwork of proceedings had finally ended, and they celebrated with this cake that read "FINALLY!...so long sucker!". And don't forget the heart with little drops of blood.
The hearts with the drops of blood may not be the clearest combination of things to include with a celebratory goodbye cake, but maybe they want to show how difficult this whole process was for them.
We Never Thought We'd See Mickey Mouse Giving Us the Finger
It seems like trash day is a common theme on this list of divorce announcements and celebrations. Many people are eager to refer to their ex-spouses as the trash they are ready to take out, dispose of, and never see again. Although it is pretty horrible to refer to any person as trash, they probably have their reasons, and this is the only way they know to soothe their hurting hearts.
As can be seen in the picture, this person really does love trash day, and they are very eager to take out all the negative "trash" from their lives for a fresh and clean start.
Going Their Separate Ways
Just in case you were wondering, this couple is very clearly no longer together. From the looks of it, things went south on the wedding day itself as they were still wearing their wedding clothes as they stood on their separate cakes. Instead of sharing the first bites of the cake together, it looks like they are going to be taking different paths with their backs turned towards each other.
At least it looks like things were split equally if the cake is an example of what happened in real life. But they definitely don't look too happy with one another and seem to have ended things poorly.
The Opposite of "I Do"
It might be a little too late for this person to say "I Don't," and perhaps they wish they had said that one the day of the wedding at the altar instead of saying "I Do." However, you can't turn back the clock, but you can try to fix your mistake. That is exactly what this person is doing with their "I Don't" cake as they celebrate their divorce.
Everything about this is intentional upside down to show that their whole world has been turned upside down as a result of all the crazy divorce proceedings. This is probably not how they expected their life and their marriage to turn out.
Let the Freedom Bells Ring
There is nothing like a gold old freedom celebration. Some people feel trapped in loveless marriages, and although it may be difficult for them to get out of it sometimes, it looks like this woman was successful. She has dumped her ex-husband and now shoved his head right into the cake, never to be seen again. This is about her, not about him, so there is no need for his face to even be present.
Of all the custom cakes on this list, this one looks the most like an actual wedding cake. The irony is pretty obvious, especially with the little figurines, as she is celebrating the exact opposite of a wedding.
No Husband, No Problems
Everyone has problems; they are a pretty unavoidable part of life. This woman seems very eager to admit that. But at the same time, she is ready to tell the world that one (large) problem is no longer a part of her life, and that is a husband. Could you guess that she is pretty happy to be getting a divorce? It looks like their marriage wasn't the most blissful.
Do you think this cake add-on was custom-made, or are they available at multiple different cake shops? Maybe it is more common of an idea than you would expect.
The Sweet Taste of Freedom
It looks like it is time for someone to taste that sweet freedom (literally). You will surely be celebrating with just one bite of this freedom cake. Although not all marriages feel like a prison, many people see it that way and are all too eager to escape the bondage. What better way to celebrate than taking a piece of this delicious-looking cake and enjoying it with your friends?
They wrote out the word freedom in big uppercase letters as if a cake with the word freedom was not enough to let people know how excited they were.
Although you are probably used to seeing the exciting nuptial announcements saying "newlywed," you are probably not used to seeing the exact opposite. Here you can see a sweet and delicate pink cake that proudly shows the world that they are newly un-wed. They are not ashamed of their divorce but are happy, ready, and eager to celebrate it with this soft pink cake.
Do you think her husband has the matching cake in blue? It looks a little bit more like a gender reveal than a divorce announcement (hopefully, it is not both).
Life and the Wife Go on
Who doesn't enjoy a good old play on words on a celebratory divorce cake? Although most people probably aren't in the celebratory mood regarding their divorces, this woman seems to be pretty excited about her future prospects. As she says, "wife goes on," insinuating that "life goes on." She may have had some rough days in the past, but things are looking brighter for her and her future.
You can see how happy she is (in the form of her figurine) on the cake holding her divorce papers high in the air. Not all divorces have to end miserably; some can end in celebration!
Like Beyonce Said: Boy, Bye
This candy is usually a sign of affection on a children's playground. Whoever received one of these heart candies knew the other person had a little crush on them. This person, however, has the opposite message in store for their "ex-crush." They are handing out this piece of candy, in a cake form, with the words "bye boy" engraved on it. They are more than ready to say goodbye!
They even added to the top of the piece of candy a red broken heart. Only it is not fully broken as there is a bandage across the top of it, showing that it is in the process of being healed.
If He's Not Happy Now, He Will Be After Those Beers
Although this is technically not an actual cake, it's the thought that counts. This person's friends wanted to wish their friend Paulie a very happy divorce. They probably know that it is for the best, and this is a time to celebrate, not a time to mourn. That is exactly why they got this "cake" and went out to have a little party for their friend Paulie. Hopefully, they appreciated the effort.
The next thing after divorce cakes is divorce greeting cards. Instead of sending congratulations on a wedding, you can soon send congratulations on a divorce. It's a great idea for the future!
A Divorce Cake for the Millennials
In case you ever doubted how divorced someone was (you probably didn't even know there were different levels of divorce), this person is ready to tell you that they are "divorced AF." It's hard to tell if they are happy about this or upset, but if you want to go off of the color of the cake, it seems like they are happy. If they were truly devastated, they wouldn't have picked a pink cake with gold toppings.
Again you can see that this is apparently a pretty common sign and addition as a cake topper. Who would think there would be such a high demand for this?
Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead
Ding dong...you can probably guess the rest. It seems that things did not end so well with this couple and they aren't out there celebrating the end of their marriage together. One side seems pretty hurt, at least, and is sharing that hurt in the form of a creative and custom-made divorce cake. The witch theme is pretty straightforward, especially when you read the words on the note saying, "Ding dong the witch is..."
It seems a little harsh to compare your ex-spouse to a witch, no matter how terrible the breakup was. It was probably difficult for both sides, and maybe people should try to be more considerate!
She Kicked Him to the Curb
Oftentimes divorce is a good thing. No one wants to stay in a situation where they are not happy, and it is better to separate rather than force something that is not meant to be. That seems to be the case in this woman's recent divorce as she can be seen celebrating on this cake. She says that she "kicked him to the curb and...standing taller than ever!". You can feel her excitement.
Now the only thing left to do is celebrate and enjoy this custom-made cake. At least they are celebrating the separation and aren't crying over the loss; the former is certainly preferable.
And She Lived Happily Ever After
Not all fairy tales have the exact ending that everyone expects. Although everyone hopes that the two main characters fall in love, get married and stay together forever as a happy couple, that is not always the case, and it is not always the best-case scenario. Sometimes it is better for two people to be apart, and a divorce is actually the best decision at the end of the day.
That seems to be the case for this couple here. Their marriage did not work out, they were not happy together, and so they decided to end things. The result was a woman who lived happily ever after, making for herself a different fairytale ending.
The Best They'll Ever Get
It's pretty common to think that you are the best that your partner will ever get, especially when you are in the process of processing your anger and hurt feelings after a breakup. This person seems pretty sure about the fact that their ex-partner will not do any better in life than them and is happy to say that they missed out by proclaiming "you loss" (and an inappropriate symbol).
This cake is a pretty simple and basic one, unlike some of the extravagant ones on this list. It is a plain white cake with the words written in black and gray letters across the top.
Cheers to a New Kind of Love
Everyone deserves love. And if someone is in a relationship where they do not feel loved, maybe it is best for them to get out of the relationship and find something that would make them happier. If that is the case, you can consider celebrating like this person with their chocolate cake with the white writing on top saying, "here's to love that doesn't suck." Cheers to that, and hopefully, it will come to them soon!
Hopefully, this person was able to find true love after their divorce. Hopefully, they will be much happier than they were in their previous relationship and learn from their previous mistakes to prevent the same ones in the future.