The pastry chef, Seaman First Class Henry Bunders, had been given specific orders: “Make a cake that is like a nuclear explosion.”
He’d been able to recreate the effect of the mushroom cloud using some stiff cardboard, fondant, and liberal use of whipped cream, applied just before the cake was to be cut by the Admiral, his wife, and some visiting brass from Washington.
Getting hold of some plutonium that he could bake into the base had been a bit more challenging. Not as challenging as applying whipped cream with lead-lined gloves, but still, nobody could argue with the results: at ground zero (the head table), casualties were almost 100%!
Now blow your mind with some long-form satirical fiction: