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A Divorce Cake Controversy --> Partyology 34
September 04, 2008

Partyology Issue #34
September 5th, 2008
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Several weeks ago I had a very unusual cake submitted to our homemade cakes site A Divorce cake!

I had no idea what to do with it.

Over the years, I've added all sorts of non-birthday cakes to the site. Bridal shower cakes, baby shower cakes, holiday cakes, wedding cakes... but a divorce cake?

On the one hand it's an amusing cake. On the other hand, the issue of divorce is far from amusing.

So after trying to figure out if and where to put this odd cake, I decided to open a Divorce Cakes category in the the "Holiday Cakes" section. I never imagined that this cake would spark such a heated discussion amongst our visitors! There are those who love it and there are those who detest the idea of such a cake.

Here's what one visitor commented:

"This is so sad to see. A wedding cake is a symbol of an ongoing feast that husband and wife partake in together. I cant believe someone has created such a macabre rendition of something so sacred."

And here's what another one said:

"I recently divorced. It was a shock and very hard to live through... but I came out stronger and I simply LOVE the cake! If it brought a smile to someone during or after the divorce (difficult time, with enough tears shed), then it serve it's purpose... too bad, I did not see this cake before, because I would have made one for myself!!! Great work."

Well then, what do you think?

Here's the divorce cake...


During August we added 259 new cakes to the site bringing the total cakes featured on the site to 5,378!

We also opened 11 new cake categories:

*American Idol
*Bruce the Shark (from Finding Nemo)
*Gossamer (from Looney Tunes)
*Happy Tree Friends
*In the Night Garden
*Indiana Jones
*Kung Fu Panda
*Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars)
*Yo Gabba Gabba

Take a look at the August 2008 Cake Summary page with links to all the cakes added last month.


2008 Coolest Costume Contest

The annual costume contest is underway and who knows what sort of controversy awaits us here? Over a hundred costumes have already been submitted and some are really wild. This year's Grand Prize is a super-cool Cannon Power Shot 10.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH Camera or an 8 Gig iPod Touch (whichever you choose). You"ll find all the contest details and submission guidelines here...

You still have lots of time to come up with a cool costume this year and submit it (contest ends mid-November). You can submit as many costumes as you like as long as you made them. So, if in previous years you created contest-winning costumes, bring them to life by submitting a photo and a write-up. You"ll have a chance to win a prize, but more importantly, your costume will be featured in our gallery along with hundreds of others, inspiring people around the world and receiving the glory it deserves - forever.

I'm adding new costumes almost daily, and with Halloween creeping up behind us, it's a good idea to visit our costume Blog page every few days. It's updated every time a new costume is added.


A New "Baby" is Born!

We've just recently released our newest site - It's still a "baby", but getting bigger by the day. You'll find cool baby shower themes, original invitations and decoration ideas, fun food ideas and just about everything you'll need to plan that perfect baby shower. And just like the rest of our "coolest" family of party sites, all the info is FREE. There's no need to sign up or anything else. It's there, online, for you to enjoy.

All the best,


P.S. Did you know that our first Web site, coolest-kid-birthday-parties, turned into a highly-profitable source of income - in under six months. Today, five years later, our success story has become a featured case study. We get lots of mail from people telling us that they've read our story and that it has inspired them to believe that they too can liberate themselves from their day job and realize their dreams. I hope you find a moment to read our story also. Here it is...

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