Divorce cakes are wedding cake-inspired cakes with which you celebrate a divorce. Here are some pictures:
Aside from the fact that some of these are mean and others downright violent, they are interesting in that, while some cakes present both rejecting each other, many present a wife rejecting a husband, and none present the husband rejecting the wife.
Why might this be? Is there no market for divorce cakes for men? I doubt it. Women do file for divorce more often than men, and they report greater happiness after divorce than men do… but I don’t think it accounts for the celebratory asymmetry.
Instead, I propose that the reason that there are cakes like these aimed at women and not men is because we think of weddings as feminine things. A man only has a wedding cake because he is getting hitched to a woman (who has presumably been dreaming about her wedding since she was a wee fertilized egg). Once he is unhitched, girly things go with her. So wedding cakes, even divorce-themed ones, are for ladies only.
Also in unusual cakes: redneck cakes.
Also in offensive wedding toppers: Don’t be fat on your wedding day.
Also in gendered weddings: Men chose women, women chose wedding organizers.