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.
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.