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How long will a home made fruit cake keep for? Is it best to freezer or store in cupboard and keep feeding it?

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MamaG Wed 10-Sep-08 14:47:10

MamaG Wed 10-Sep-08 15:22:02

look how nicely I'm smiling FGS

beansmum Wed 10-Sep-08 15:23:20

They keep forever if you wrap them in paper and foil and keep in the cupboard.

MamaG Wed 10-Sep-08 15:23:57

oh good - so would be ok for up to a year? Planning ahead for as-yet-unborn DS2's christening!

expatinscotland Wed 10-Sep-08 15:27:45

greaseproof, then foil, then into an old Roses or Quality Street tin.


feed as needed - i do it once a week.

keeps for a year in a cool place.

i don't soak my fruit before making the cake.

Overmydeadbody Wed 10-Sep-08 15:28:41

what expat said.

There is no need to freeze them as they keep so long.

expatinscotland Wed 10-Sep-08 15:30:38

i use UCM's recipe that's on the current Xmas cake thread.

works EVERY time and easy peasy.

MamaG Thu 11-Sep-08 10:03:21

Ta both

If I don't get around to getting baby christened, I will still eat the cake grin

MrVibrating Thu 11-Sep-08 11:40:40

Agree with expat's method - our wedding cake was fine after five years and we only fed it a couple of times.

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Thu 11-Sep-08 14:00:48

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stealthsquiggle Thu 11-Sep-08 14:05:24

ours was in the loft for 7 years - still iced, which helped - before it was used for DS's christening.

gscrym Thu 11-Sep-08 14:23:05

Sorry to sound thick, but what do you mean by feeding it?

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Thu 11-Sep-08 14:28:26

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MamaG Thu 11-Sep-08 15:01:06

I'm salivating at the thought of a reallyh good fruit cake <drool>

GrimmaTheNome Thu 11-Sep-08 15:03:15

In my house, about 3 days I would think grin

BlingLovin Thu 11-Sep-08 15:04:40

My mother makes the best fruit cakes and, because she's hilarious, she has also invented a cookie version which my two year old neice eats like normal children eat chocolate icecream! For our wedding, she's doing three layers - one for the day, one to keep for any christenings (hopeful grandmothers, sweet) and one for us to take on honeymoon. I think DP is more excited about the cake than the honeymoon.... grin

bookswapper Fri 12-Sep-08 22:06:26

kept my wedding cake layer (iced) in the back of the freezer for seven years

finally had ds and had to chip cake out, it was like Walt Disneys cryogenic frozen head

tasted lovely. poisoned no-one.

SingingBear Fri 12-Sep-08 22:09:19

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bythepowerofgreyskull Fri 12-Sep-08 22:11:42

Did my first sugarcraft course last week
the chap there said he had just re-iced a cake that was 8 years old it had been stored with original wedding icing then in a cardboard box in a cool location - he said it tasted FABULOUS!

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