[Three Kranse-Kage Cakes]

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Photograph of three Kransekage tiered cakes on top of a table covered by a white lace cloth with floral motifs. Two equal-sized cakes flank a much larger cake. They have all been drizzled with white frosting; topped with Danish, Texan, and American flags; and decorated with curled red and white ribbon that cascade downwards. The middle cake has also been pinned with an index card-sized piece of paper that reads "100". In the background, a series of photographs can be seen hanging on a grid-like white wall. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph cannot be read with certainty, ... continued below

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1 photograph : col. ; 4 x 6 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1994.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas Cultures Online and was provided by Danish Heritage Preservation Society to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 39 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Danish Heritage Preservation Society

The Danish Heritage Preservation Society provides thousands of items depicting the history of Danish people in Texas. The items include photographs, postcards, legal documents, and books that date from the 1860s.

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  • Main Title: [Three Kranse-Kage Cakes]
  • Alternate Title: [Three Kransekake Cakes]

Description

Photograph of three Kransekage tiered cakes on top of a table covered by a white lace cloth with floral motifs. Two equal-sized cakes flank a much larger cake. They have all been drizzled with white frosting; topped with Danish, Texan, and American flags; and decorated with curled red and white ribbon that cascade downwards. The middle cake has also been pinned with an index card-sized piece of paper that reads "100". In the background, a series of photographs can be seen hanging on a grid-like white wall. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph cannot be read with certainty, but it seems to state, "Danevang Centennial 1894-1994. Danish Wreath Cake. We closed the weekend by sharing the cakes outside with a 'Farewell Blessing'".

Physical Description

1 photograph : col. ; 4 x 6 in.

Notes

A Kranse-Kage Cake, also known as a Kransekake cake, is a type of Danish wedding cake used in the observance of anniversaries among the Danish people. When the top tier is removed, a bottle of wine is discovered inside for the couple.

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

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  • 1994

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[Three Kranse-Kage Cakes], photograph, 1994; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222884/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Danish Heritage Preservation Society.