‘Don’t lick the obstacles’. When said obstacles are London landmarks made to look like cake, following that rule is harder than it sounds. Welcome to the Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party, a nine-hole, cake-based golf course now open for the summer and ready for putting on Selfridges’ rooftop.
From the endlessly creative British team, Bompas & Parr, the installation pays homage to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. And what a homage it is. Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower Bridge stand tall here covered in fondant and piped with icing. Sugary water falls, cake-stand bunkers, and the scent of Bakewell tarts (thanks to a micro-technology system) all complete the scene at the highest afternoon tea on Oxford Street.