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Old 11-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #31
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It's become fashionable to trash fruitcakes. There are always holiday jokes about how heavy, hard, awful they are (see PF's doorstop comment). I happen to like them. I've never made one but I have a recipe or two to try this year.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:12 AM   #32
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I love fruitcake! But some of the commercial ones are horrible!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:34 PM   #33
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I don't make fruitcake per se, but I do really enjoy fruit bread. I'm munching on a slice of cranberry-orange fruit bread as we speak.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #34
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Oh I love fruitcake .. any of you who have unwanted fruitcake can send them here !!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #35
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I have had fruitcake that was just awful. I have also had some store bought fruit cake that was so good that it was hard to stop eating it before getting ill, never mind stuffed.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #36
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I have had fruitcake that was just awful. I have also had some store bought fruit cake that was so good that it was hard to stop eating it before getting ill, never mind stuffed.


so, where does one go to find the second kind of fruitcake you described, tl? how does one differentiate between the awful and the sublime in a fruitcake?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:40 PM   #37
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so, where does one go to find the second kind of fruitcake you described, tl? how does one differentiate between the awful and the sublime in a fruitcake?
I have no idea. And that wonderful one, a friend gave it to me.

Edit: I think the wonderful one was from a small bakery.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #38
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I still haven't had the time to fix CWS White Fruitcake...gotta carve the time out somewhere.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:57 AM   #39
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Today I bought a Balfours iced fruit cake...YUM!!

Balfours is a big cake making company over here and they make some delicious things...love their mince pies too but we are making our own this year.

Have not tried their fruit cake before but love the wedding cake icing they have on top of it...YUM!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #40
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if I could be sure of getting the "good" kind of fruitcake, I would buy one again. the few times I tasted a good fruitcake, they were home baked ones. i'm not likely to ever try making my own--Christmas cookies is about as far as i'm willing to go...oh wow, lenny kravitz is still hot, isn't he....

huh, how about that--my new computer, twinkie, automatically inserts capital letters where I have omitted them--cool....
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