It’s not a celebration without cake.
Airlines love to celebrate new routes with elaborate, themed cakes inspired by their new destinations.
The website anna.aero, which is dedicated to airline network news and analysis, has a store of interesting information about airlines the world over. Not only does the site report on news headlines, it also tracks any official new travel routes — and their inaugural cakes.
These special cakes range in size and complexity. While some airlines opt for a “simple” cake decorated with clever designs and artwork, others go all out with cakes that are highly representative of the places that inspired them.
There are towering pagoda cakes, cakes that look like suitcases, the beach, tiny airplanes, landscapes, or even covered with fondant animals like iguanas.
They’re almost too beautiful and bizarre to eat.
Anna.aero rounds up these crazy confections every week as part of their regular airline news updates on its website. It’s definitely worth scrolling through.