Confessions of a Fruitcake Fan

Confession 1 – I like fruitcake. To eat. No, seriously, I have pleasant memories of delicious fruitcake, mostly homemade but some commercially made. This year, I decided to make my own fruitcake. As you can see, it is still a work in progress.

I bought the ingredients, but like many Christmas crafters I ran out of time and energy (that’s confession 2). So here’s my holiday wish for all of you – peace of mind. If the to-do list taunts you, turn those unfinished projects into family stories. I promise, we’ll laugh with you because we’ve all been there.

Luck and wisdom!

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2 Responses to “Confessions of a Fruitcake Fan”

  1. Thea Says:

    John used to start the Christmas cake the week after Halloween. Everyone in the family had to help stir for luck. There was far more fruit than cake, and he always unsisted that currents were better than raisins. After baking, it was wrapped in foil and refrigerated. The foil was opened daily so we could “feed” the cake with brandy. The week before Christmas, the cake was wrapped completely in marzipan before being frosted and decorated. It was heavy as concrete! And lasted til May. We ate it by tiny slivers. Wonderful holiday memories. Thank you!

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