|Lots of small tubes bundled & fused together, sometimes looks like a cake - hence the name. Can contain almost any type of effect. The larger display sized ones are more usually called cases, but are still made the same way.|
|Crossette (also known as - splitting comet)|
|Starts as a single star then splits into (usually) 4 stars|
|In simple terms - The bit you light.
Comes in many types, some fast, some slow. Most are made using black powder (gunpowder) in one form or another.
|Maroon, report or air bomb - they're all the same thing|
|Similar to a shell but explodes in the mortar to give an instant spray of stars / effects|
|The tubes used to fire shells & mines. Can be made of cardboard, steel, plastic or fibreglass and come in the same range of sizes as shells|
|A rocket motor fixed to a stabilising stick with a payload that can be similar to a small shell|
|A single, long tube which fires multiple shots. Can fire anything from single stars to mini shells|
|A framework of fireworks fixed to the ground. Can range from a simple shape created with fixed gerbs (fountains) or lancework (Good Night) through rotating wheels to the incredible contraptions, the Irdieden, that would put any Heath Robinson machine to shame.|
|Can range from 2" to 24" (& above if you are mad enough) Come as round or cylinder and can be single or multiple breaks|
|The burning bits that everyone watches as they go "ooh, aah" - come in many different colours & effects.|