For Cheshire and North Wales call Gareth in the North Wales office on 01244 980531

For the rest of the UK call 08000 66 58 37


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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