Danish Flowers.. Suggestions?

Decorating By cutiepiecupcake Updated 24 May 2011 , 1:19pm by matthewkyrankelly

cutiepiecupcake Posted 24 May 2011 , 11:39am
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I have a request for a wedding cake - use of ivory (wedding dress colour).. vibrant green (Saint Patricks Day & Bridesmaid dress colour) and red (colour of Danish flag). The bride has requested to use all the above stated colours, but wants to avoid having the cake look like a Christmas cake. Hmmmm.. a challenge icon_rolleyes.gif Ok.. so I was thinking an elegant looking two tier (as bride has requested) in ivory, with a few danish native flowers flowing down the side with their stems (in green) attached??!! Are poppies danish? I've been trying to google danish flowers, however, my internet connection is giving me LOADS of grief icon_mad.gif . Any help would be appreciated.

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artscallion Posted 24 May 2011 , 11:56am
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The national flower of Denmark is the Marguerite Daisy, if that helps.

cutiepiecupcake Posted 24 May 2011 , 12:50pm
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thank you artscallion icon_wink.gif

matthewkyrankelly Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:19pm
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Just some ideas - You are right - the St. Patrick's Day green and the Danish red scream Christmas.

I like the idea of keeping the green as part of a floral display. It makes it less attached to a holiday.

For the red, I can't get away from the actual Danish flag. You can purchase ribbon with the flag printed on it. I think the graphic of the flag would look nice as a design element and definitely eliminate the Christmas connection.

You could also make a fondant flag and drape it on one side of the cake while cascading the flowers with the green down the other side.

I would keep sketching this one.

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