Airlines Celebrate New Routes With Cakes — and They're Incredibly Elaborate
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.
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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.
A clock cake was served at the Riga airport during the launch party for airBaltic's Riga–Geneva route.
Reus Airport served up this London-themed cake in honor of Jet2's Reus–Birmingham flights.
The Tampa Airport brought in this crab-claw basket cake to celebrate Spirit Airlines Tampa–Baltimore route.
An anchor topped this nautical cake at Malta International Airport, to celebrate the new Malta–Hamburg route from Condor Airlines.
This cheese-plate cake was on offer at the Zurich Airport for Germania's new Rostock–Zurich flight.
This temple cake was baked for the launch of Air Canada's Vancouver–Delhi flights.
Air Canada Rouge
A multi-tiered pagoda cake – and cupcakes! – were on hand at Vancouver International Airport's event for Air Canada Rouge's Vancouver–Nagoya route launch.
Vancouver International Airport celebrated Air Canada's Vancouver–Boston route with the Fenway Park cake.
A very detailed paella cake was served up in Birmingham to celebrate Monarch Airlines Birmingham-Valencia route.
The airport in St. John's celebrated WestJet's St. Johns new route to Tampa with this cheerful beach-themed cake
Birmingham Airport bakes a cake to celebrate its new British Airways routes.
WOW Air's inaugural Newark–Reykjavik flight was celebrated with this Empire State Building cake.
Alaska Airlines was welcomed to Indianapolis International Airport with this racing-themed cake.
airBaltic's Riga-Stavenger route launch included this charming cake.
Jet2's Minorca–London Stansted route was celebrated with this sandal-topped cake.
The Derry Airport launched direct flights to London Stagnated, with BMI Airways, with this cake topped with iconic London sights.
Beans and beer decorated this cake at Tampa International Airport to celebrate Delta's Tampa–Boston route.
Allegiant Air was welcomed to the Louisville Airport with this multi-tiered cake
A tropical cake – topped with an iguana – was baked for the launch of Edelweiss Air's direct flights to Costa Rica from Zurich.
WOW Air's signature pink color made this suitcase pop at the launch of the airlines Pittsburgh-to-Iceland flights.
LOT Polish Airlines
A saxophone cake was served at Krakow Airport for the Chicago–Krakow route launch from LOT Polish Airlines
Alitalia's Italian spirit was evident at Tenerife airport with this scooter cake, served up for launch of the airline's Tenerife–Rome flights.
A cake in the shape of Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park was baked for the Tampa Airport's celebration of Frontier Airlines' Tampa–Cincinnati route.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport welcomed Frontier Airlines with this safari-themed cake.
A lounging tiger cake was served at the Townsville Airport in honor of TigerAir's Melbourne–Townsville flights.
This patriotic Capitol cake was baked for Gerald R. Ford International Airport's party to celebrate American Airlines' Washington–Grand Rapids flights.