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1940s Atomic Bomb Explosion Cake

In 1946, Vice Admiral Blandy, his wife, and Rear Admiral F.J. Lowry enjoyed a cake crafted to look like an atomic explosion to celebrate the end of Operation Crossroads, an exercise in blowing the shit out of marine life and seventy-one abandoned ships with a series of atom bombs off Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

Ah, the 1940s.  Back when nuclear fallout was fun and whimsical.

Atomic Cake

This confectionery model of atomic devastation was made of angel food cake, without the slightest hint of irony.  (‘Cause I’m pretty sure irony didn’t come into vogue until the late 1960s.)

Now, if the atom bomb represented an extension of Admiral “Atomic Playboy” Blandy’s penis, I wonder what Freud would have said about the mushroom cloud hat hanging over his wife’s face…?

I’ll let you connect those dots yourself.  Those incredibly perverted dots.

Thanks to my blogger buddy Jen at Cake Wrecks for the great find.

2 comments… add one
  • Leslie D. April 8, 2009, 5:21 pm

    That is just so wrong. I wouldn’t even want to get into the many ways that it is wrong. The cake, I mean is wrong, not your post. I wonder if Mrs. Blandy used that hat as a duster on cleaning day? Anybody know where my can of pledge went?

  • nickolai April 8, 2009, 10:35 pm

    What a fallacy. Or rather, phallus-y.

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