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Brief Published: 23 Feb 2012

Explosive Matrimony


London-based gastronomic duo Bompas & Parr are causing yet another edible storm with their latest offering – a food explosion service for weddings.

Taking the view that wedding cakes are often a triumph of spectacle over taste, the jellymongers now offer to blow them up. On making a booking, an explosives technician will liaise with the wedding-cake provider on setting the charges. The technician also attends the ceremony to set the explosives, rig the detonator and supervise the big event.

Harry Parr says: “Wedding cakes can be brutally stodgy – blowing the cake up spares the stomach after a heavy meal and is a good way to wake guests up for the speeches!”

To celebrate the service launch, the duo have collaborated with photographer Ryan Hopkinson to create a series of photographs and a short film to explore what happens when explosives are detonated inside jellies.

Bompas & Parr