General information about Cakes

Calibre: cakes generally range from 1/2" to 2".

Altitude: smaller cakes will reach heights of approximately 80ft, while larger types can reach up to 200ft.

General info: cakes are without doubt the most widely used fireworks in the majority of displays. Cakes consist of a number of single shot fireworks fused together. The shots can be comets, bombettes, mines or a mixture of all three! Cakes can range from 19 shots up to nearly 1000 shots and can last from less than 5 seconds to several minues, and anything in between!

Types of Cakes

Straight firing cakes: as the name suggests, the shots are fired vertically up into the air, one after the other.

Fanned cakes: the tubes are arranged in a fan formation which can be as wide as 45 degrees from vertical, so one fireweork can seemingly fill a large part of the sky. each fan of tubes fires simultaneously and the effect combinations are pretty much endless!

Z-shape cakes: similar to fanned cakes but the effects fire sequentially from left to right and then back again. There's a very small delay between each shot so the effect seems to ripple back and forth, creating a windscreen wiper effect across the sky.

C-shape cakes: similar to fanned cakes but the effects fire from the centre of the cake outwards, with each "run" creating a c-shape of stars in the sky.

W-shape cakes: a typical w-shape cake will fire the same effect to the left and right, with a complementary or contrasting effect fired straight up between them to create the w shape.

V-shape cakes: very similar to w-shape cakes but without the central vertical element, hence creating a v shape.

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  • Our Silver Package display now INCLUDES music! With the majority of wedding couples wanting their wedding fireworks display choreographed to music we decided to add it to the Silver Package rather than it being an 'add-on'. Music really does add the 'wow-factor' of any display and when it's music that you, the happy couple, have chosen it makes the display very personal. The price includes a dedicated, discreet PA system to playback the fireworks sountrack to your guests and the Silver Package now makes a Wedding display to music very affordable indeed.
  • We've been working hard behind the scenes to update video content and we're pleased to say that all the packages now have updates and recent video examples. By clicking the video links you can now watch video examples of each package before you choose which one is right for you.

  • With Valentines Day less than a month away we're sure that many of you remember your proposals. Last year we helped Elliot propose to his fiancee with a surprise piece of glittering lancework asking 'MARRY ME?' surrounded by beatiful gold glittering fountains. When she said 'YES!' the sky erupted with shimmering starbursts and colourful tails. If you'd like help popping the question get in touch with us on 08000 66 58 37 and let's see what we can do. Anyone using us for a proposal who then books a wedding fireworks display gets a discount!

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