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A sweet end to marriage

(article, James Berry)

A bakery in Pembroke Pines, Florida, has a new take on cake: divorce cake.

bq. Divorce cakes look and taste like wedding cakes, but the cake-top depicts scenes of domestic discord, not bliss. Among them a heart-shaped cake broken in pieces features a groom standing on one piece, the bride on another; a man sits dejected on a curb and a cemetery of broken marriages is marked by tiny tombstones, an open casket bears a ring.

Says the bakery owner: "In no way are we encouraging or being flippant about a serious situation . . . On the other hand, when people looking for closure are ready to move on, we can help them celebrate that."