The 21st of June is Shetland Flag Day. Designed in 1969 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the transfer of Shetland from Norway to Scotland the Shetland Flag was not officially recognised until 2005 by the heraldic authority in Scotland. In 2007 Midsummer Day was adopted as Shetland Flag Day.
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We see many Shetland flags around the islands now as the flag, incorporating a Nordic cross, is now an established and recognised symbol of Shetland’s identity.
Unfortunately, our family Shetland flag has long since disappeared into the dark recesses of a child’s bedroom so to honour Shetland Flag Day I made fairy cakes with Shetland ingredients and topped them with sugar paste Shetland Flags. The children loved them. 🙂
What are you doing to celebrate Shetland Flag Day?
Shetland Flag Fairy Cakes
- 125 grams Shetland Dairy butter
- 125 grams caster sugar
- 2 large Shetland hens eggs
- 125 grams self-raising flour
- 1/2 tsp lemon extract
- 2-3 tbsp Shetland Dairy milk
- 1 tsp Shetland seaweed sprinkle *note: this company is no longer trading
- 6 heaped tsp homemade lemon curd
- 250 grams blue sugar paste
- 50 grams white sugar paste
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 fairy cakes