Food: Bompas & Parr’s Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party

Self-titled jellymongers, Bompas & Parr have installed a giant, edible crazy-golf course on the rooftop of Selfridges in London.


With the imminent arrival of the 2012 Olympics in July and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend, the spotlight is well and truly on London this summer.  To mark the occasion, Selfridges is hosting The Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party as part of their in-store Big British Bang celebrations.

Opening up the rooftop area again for the summer, the iconic department store has enlisted culinary marvels Bompas & Parr to create an imaginative and engaging installation – a giant, edible crazy-golf course made entirely from cake.

The 9-hole and 2,500sqft course, open today, is scattered with London’s most famous landmark buildings, including St.Pauls cathedral, Tower bridge and Buckingham Palace, which have been handcrafted from jelly, cake-sponge and decorated with pastel-colored fondant icing.  The rooftop has additionally been scented with the aroma of Bakewell tart using ‘a clever micro-technology system’.

Renowned for their theatrical food displays, the duo installed a green boating lake on the Selfridges rooftop last summer, while an Adventure Hamper was created exclusively for the store over the Christmas period.

Advanced entry tickets can be purchased here, or visitors can simply arrive at the store for tickets on a first come first served basis.  The rooftop will be open until September 2012 – Samantha Fox

Images courtesy of It’s Nice That.


Food: Bompas & Parr's Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party
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Trish
Nov 13th, 2012
I am a newbie at golf and this post makes me Proud to be Parr :-)

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