2012 Fruit Cakes

My mother and father, for years, would prepare fruit cake and send it off in parcels to each of us.  While I was always grateful for the gifts and candy packed up in the Christmas parcel, it was especially the fruitcake that ‘smacked’ of family and made me feel close to home.  So…my daughter and I have taken up the tradition, using Mom’s recipe as best we can. We cranked up the Rita MacNeil music and sharing company for three days, made the magic of Christmas happen once again.  Here are only a few archives of this year’s preparations because I forgot to bring the camera along for the mixing in of the mega-ingredients!

Cheese Cloth for Brandy Wrap

Minis for Gift-Giving



Wrapped and Ready for the Post

7 thoughts on “2012 Fruit Cakes

  1. I love fruit cakes, and it’s a great idea to make mini cakes as presents for the holidays. Best wishes for very beautiful holiday, Thanksgiving and Christmas!

    • Thank you so much for the message…and yes…:0) fruit cake provides for some sort of magic for families at this time of year. Please know that I am praying for all who live in your beautiful part of the world…I pray for peace and unity. It is a marvelous thing that words can connect people from all over the world. Bless you!

      • Thank you very much for your good wishes and prayers. It is indeed wonderful, that new horizons have opened up for communication… and all the more frustrating when one finds himself in the middle of war and hatred. I hope to see better days.

  2. Hear hear. Glad to know I’m not alone in the sharing of fruitcake. We should compare recipes some time. I’ve been baking them for at least 30 years, and I think I’m finished playing with the recipe. I’ve made slight changes almost every year, but I’m really pleased with this year’s cakes. I love your little pans!

  3. I’m no baker but at this time of year I wish I was. Fruitcake is one of the best things about Christmas for me and your idea about giving homemade is a wonderful gift. My ex always gives me one and it is so rich it lasts me well into spring and improves with aging (like me)…

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