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Old 12-10-2004, 11:07 AM   #31
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It does not matter what they think. You know you made a great cake.

If they did not appreciate them/or you, it is their loss -- not yours.

I would have loved to get one of your cakes.[/quote]

oh chocolatechef, that's the sweetest thing. thanks for making my day. it was their loss, it was breathtakingly a pleasant delight in the mouth, I must say. I wish I'd have known you then
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:39 PM   #32
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So here is another question - how long do they keep if stored properly? I made some of Emeril's Creole Fruitcakes (very good I might add - no plastic fruit and lots of BOOZE!) for Christmas of 2000. I very carefully doctored them with booze for about two weeks and they were wonderful. I read somewhere that you could roll them in powdered sugar, and then store them for years in a metal tin. So I did.

I have four mini loaves that have remained tucked up in the lowest part of my fridge all this time. I have checked on them several times over the years and there is not one hint of mold, they still smell good, and the booze soaked cheesecloth that is wrapped around them is still slightly damp. Are they safe to eat? Should I risk it? Any comments and thoughts?
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:44 PM   #33
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kansasgirl, i just saw the show when emeril did his fruitcakes. they looked really good. he completely soaked them in booze, so even if they sucked, they might still be tasty.
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So here is another question - how long do they keep if stored properly? I made some of Emeril's Creole Fruitcakes (very good I might add - no plastic fruit and lots of BOOZE!) for Christmas of 2000. I very carefully doctored them with booze for about two weeks and they were wonderful. I read somewhere that you could roll them in powdered sugar, and then store them for years in a metal tin. So I did.

I have four mini loaves that have remained tucked up in the lowest part of my fridge all this time. I have checked on them several times over the years and there is not one hint of mold, they still smell good, and the booze soaked cheesecloth that is wrapped around them is still slightly damp. Are they safe to eat? Should I risk it? Any comments and thoughts?
kansasgirl. Alcohol is a great preservative, I would think the cakes are very much safe. Be careful and only taste a bit. Then try a little more the next day, and so on.
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:58 PM   #35
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So here is another question - how long do they keep if stored properly? I made some of Emeril's Creole Fruitcakes (very good I might add - no plastic fruit and lots of BOOZE!) for Christmas of 2000. I very carefully doctored them with booze for about two weeks and they were wonderful. I read somewhere that you could roll them in powdered sugar, and then store them for years in a metal tin. So I did.

I have four mini loaves that have remained tucked up in the lowest part of my fridge all this time. I have checked on them several times over the years and there is not one hint of mold, they still smell good, and the booze soaked cheesecloth that is wrapped around them is still slightly damp. Are they safe to eat? Should I risk it? Any comments and thoughts?
kansasgirl. Alcohol is a great preservative, I would think the cakes are very much safe. Be careful and only taste a bit. Then try a little more the next day, and so on.
Each day taste more than you did the day before. That way if it had gone bad then you will build up a tolerance to it, kind of like iocane powder (anyone?).
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Build up a tolerance to bad fruitcake? HA! I think that I will just give it a whirl and hope that I don't end up in the ER for some kind of deadly fruitcake poisoning. I will continue to keep them though and maybe 5 years from now we can have another 'tasting'! :)
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Old 12-10-2004, 02:15 PM   #37
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Sorry kansasgirl, I was just joking about building up a tolerance. In all seriousness though, with that much alcohol I would think it would keep for just about forever.
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Oh I know GB - we're just playing around. I do think that fruitcakes, when soaked as liberally as mine, might keep for a very long time. Gonna taste test this year!
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Feel free to send some to me. I would happily be your guinea pig :D
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