Fruitcake Stories

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My Mother's Fruitcake Christmas 
When mentioning fruitcake around our house during the holidays, one is apt to be met with sighs, rolling eyes and groans. How could a common holiday treat …

Yuck!  
Why one earth does anyone make fruitcakes anymore? Actually, I have a theory. I do not think that anyone actually makes them anymore. I think every …

Fruitcake Song 
As an elementary school teacher, I help my class perform some sort of Christmas Program every year. I found a fun song about fruitcake. In the song, …

The Everlasting Fruitcake Not rated yet
It seems,now that I think about it, that my family had this one fruitcake forever. My grandmother recieved a homemade fruitcake from a church member in …

our experiment with fruit cake Not rated yet
It was our first Christmas after marriage and we thought of surprising my parents with a fruit cake. Even though I am not a great baker I agreed to my …

i love fruitcake Not rated yet
When I was a child, my great- grandmother used to make fruitcakes every year for Christmas. I never understood why it seemed nobody in my family liked …

the travelling fruitcake Not rated yet
Let me start by saying that my family hates fruitcake. One year my cousin thought it would be funny to give a small store bought one to my mom as a joke. …

Me And The Fruitcake Not rated yet
Hmm. Well keeping in mind that we're going to differentiate between fruitcakes that I know and fruitcakes that I've tasted... My grandmother bought …

No Fruitcakes In The USSR Not rated yet
Fruitcakes are a mystery to me. My friends are bewildered by the fact that I have never even tasted one, let alone understand the customs of regifting …

I've Never Had Fruitcake! Not rated yet
I’ve never tried fruitcake but I have heard the stories of fruitcake. The dryness, how hard they are and chewy they can be and how often they get re-gifted. …

Why I Really Hate Fruitcake! Not rated yet
First of all, I hate fruitcake. It's not because calling some a fruitcake is derogatory, or anything like that. It just tastes bad, and it doesn't look …

Why Fruitcakes? Not rated yet
I think fruitcakes are some of the worst Christmas gifts. They are heavy cakes that contain different types of fruit. I personally have never tried them, …

A Fruit Cake Nightmare Not rated yet
Let me first start off my story with the fact that I hate fruit cakes. I hate receiving fruit cakes, eating fruit cakes and even being around fruit cakes. …

The Back and Forth Fruitcake Not rated yet
One Christmas at my job, 7 years ago, I was given a fruitcake by a co-worker. Not being especially fond of them, I sent it to my daughter, who was living …

Why I Love Fruitcakes Not rated yet
First of all I absolutely love fruitcakes. I grew up in New York City, but I was constantly exposed to fruitcakes because most of my family came from the …

The Right Way To Make Really Good Fruitcake Not rated yet
Fruitcake: a word that can strike fear in the heart of even the most devoted holiday celebrant! I admit it: my family is one of the unheard groups that …

I Hate Fruitcake Not rated yet
I've always hated fruitcakes. I remember when I was younger trying a piece of fruitcake and spitting it out. The unpleasant taste if left if my mouth has …

Fruitcakes Do Exist Not rated yet
As a child, the story of the mythical fruitcake was seen in movies, threatned by relatives like coal in a stocking, and usually referred to as a relative …

Dont make fruit cakes with a three year old!! Not rated yet
I'm kind of torn on this whole discussion of love them, hate them, you see I have just recently completed a cake decorating course and discovered that …

My First And Last Fruitcake Baking Experience Not rated yet
The first Christmas with my husband was quite interesting. He always liked fruitcakes and decided we should make a bunch for everyone that we knew. I …

Our Fruitcake Tradition Not rated yet
Around our house the lowly fruitcake is received with great anticipation! Many years ago, when our two boys were very young, my wife decided to make a …

I Love Fruitcake! Not rated yet
Fruitcake, fruitcake....oh how I love thee! Fruitcakes are one of my favorite things about the holidays! Candied fruit and nuts, it doesn't get much …

Family Fruitcakes Not rated yet
Fruitcakes are an extreme source of embarrassment for my mother. In fact, no one who knows my mother well even mentions the word or would ever conceive …

History Of Fruitcake Not rated yet
Fruitcakes have a bad reputation and are often the butt of jokes. However, fruitcakes can be wonderful. Like any other food, much depends on the ingredients …

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Cake With Fruit Baked Right In Not rated yet
I work in a high school, and right around Christmas time, we get gifts from just about everyone, whether you want a gift or not. One of the students, …

Fruitcake: The Bleak Tradition Not rated yet
The tradition of adding dried and candied fruit to the fruit cakes has its roots in the fact that around Christmas fresh fruit used to be hard to find …

What Is Fruitcake Not rated yet
I was sent a small fruitcake with some other goodies this year for Christmas. It was nicely packaged and looked a lot different from the cakes I am used …

The Flaming Fruitcake Not rated yet
My grandmother liked to make fruitcakes soaked in rum for the holidays. This was normally not a problem as she would make it a month or so before we would …

There Is Only One Fruitcake  Not rated yet
They say this about fruit cakes. There is only one fruit cake in the world and it gets passed around from one person to another. I can see where that joke …

The Fruitcake Toss Not rated yet
I've always thought it would be fun to throw baked goods just to see how far they would travel. I just learned that there actually is an organized event …

Amazing Archeological Discovery Not rated yet
My friends and I discussed the remarkable longevity of most fruitcakes given at Christmas. We decided it was entirely conceivable that, two millennia …

My Grandmother's Fruitcake Not rated yet
As a child, one of my favorite Christmas memories was my grandmother's home-made fruitcake. I was enthralled watching her gather all the ingredients and …

Fruitcake Yummy Not rated yet
Fruitcake, my most favorite kind of, well cake. I have loved it all my life -- Not! From the first time I tasted it I knew that there was a reason people …

Divine and Heavenly Fruitcakes Not rated yet
Fruitcakes have been a passion of mine since childhood. Dense, spicy, nutty and fruit-filled, I adore a good fruitcake. It's unfortunate that fruitcakes …

My Fruitcakes Not rated yet
I like cake, especially fruitcakes, very much. When I was a child I hoped that I would be a pastry cook. At that time, I cooked cakes for my family. I …

Missing Ingredient Makes Fruitcake Better Not rated yet
Last year for Christmas, and again this year, my neighbor gave me the best fruitcake I ever ate. When I went to my baker (Atwood's in Alexandria, Louisiana) …

Never Seen A Fruitcake Not rated yet
Christmas is a time for giving. And, as the old joke goes, it is often a time for giving fruitcakes. My whole life, I have always heard about people receiving …

Fruitcake Trade Not rated yet
Since I was little, my mother and my aunt have traded the same fruitcake. Each year the goal is to outdo the other with the way it is packaged. It started …

Fruitcake From Work Not rated yet
I received a fruitcake for Christmas from year from an office party at work. It was a small loaf. It has red candied-dried cherries and green candied-dried …

Prejudiced Against Fruitcake Not rated yet
Ever since I was little, I remember hearing about fruitcakes. Movies, television, and media in general abound in fruitcakes prejudices: People bringing …

General Thoughts On Fruitcakes Not rated yet
Fruitcakes are generally fun to look at. They are usually bright colors and almost always usually have the bright red cherries on the top. Fruitcakes are …

Homemade Fruitcake Disaster Not rated yet
When I was about 15 my mother and I decided we would have a go and bake a fruit cake. It seemed to be going well and I enjoyed mixing in all the fruit …

Memoirs Of Fruitcake Not rated yet
As a middle aged, very single man, living alone, I do not often buy fruitcake. At least not as much as if I had a family to feed. When I do buy one, …

The Neverending Fruitcake Not rated yet
I absolutely hate fruitcakes with my entire being! There is nothing a person can do to a fruitcake to get me to eat one after I tried it as a kid. Whoever …

Kids Love This Fruitcake Not rated yet
Fruitcakes have become almost a joke at the holidays. You are almost guaranteed to get at least one, yet most people claim not to like them. This year …

Regifting Fruitcake Not rated yet
I am not a big fan of the fruitcake. It just strikes me as an odd thing, and I have, what I call, texture issues with it. Something about the way it feels …

Fruitcake Good Enough For Leftovers Only Not rated yet
Many years ago, my roommate and I worked at the same place, where every year there was a potluck holiday lunch. We made small banana breads, fruitcakes, …

The .Vending Machine Fruitcake Not rated yet
I used to work nights and generally brought my "lunch" as everyone called it. However, it was night time, so I thought of it as dinner. And what is dinner …

Flying Fruitcake Not rated yet
This has got to be the funniest thing to happen on a Christmas holiday I have ever experienced! My great Aunt Millie loves to bake, and every Christmas …

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Everyone Loved Grandmother's Fruitcakes Not rated yet
Unlike so many others I love good fruitcake. My grandmother made delicious to-die-for fruitcakes every year. They were dark and rich and gooey and had …

An Alternative Use For Fruitcakes Not rated yet
Everyone seems to have a story about the "fruitcake that would not die!" You know the drill -- you receive a fruitcake from a casual acquaintance (it …

Fruitcake? More like Foot-cake! Not rated yet
It was Christmas Eve 1997. My great-aunt Marge was waiting for my uncle to get ready. We were going to yet another family gathering. I loved my aunt dearly, …

Dogs Are A Ladies Best Friend Not rated yet
I have an English Mastiff that is a "counter surfer." Meaning any (and I do mean any) food item left on the counter unattended is gone before you know …

Fruitcakes should be outlawed Not rated yet
If there is anything in this world that I hate, it is a fruitcake. That taste of fruit,nuts, alcohol, and the texture of the cake do not rest well on the …

Fruitcake And Candy Not rated yet
I once saw a TV chef suggest that the way to improve the fruitcake was to substitute fruit flavored jellybeans for the actual fruit. So, instead of candied …

The Best Fruitcake Ever Not rated yet
Every year my family creates a fruitcake. It is one of my favorite parts of the holidays - and one of my favorite parts of the year. We all gather round …

Homemade Fruitcake Disaster Not rated yet
Last Christmas, my family decided to take on the age old tradition of fruitcake baking. From everything we've heard, fruitcakes are a sensitive matter. …

Fruitcake Humor Not rated yet
Fruitcakes are the worst gift you can give someone. Nobody likes fruitcakes, nobody eats them, nobody wants them. All they end up doing is taking up …

Mom's fruit cake Not rated yet
Well ahh geez Woofy I was hoping you'd ask. Mom's fruit cake is an applesauce cake base with dried fruit mix in it but then it has walnuts and cherries …

Dogs Avoid Fruitcake Not rated yet
To my everlasting shame, I have indeed regifted a fruitcake when I was young and broke. I even laughed about it. A lot. I really like fruitcake but …

Grandma's Fruitcake Not rated yet
My mother-in-law grew up in Panama where it was tradition for her family to make tons (and I mean tons) of fruitcake for all of their friends and family …

The Fruitcake That Just Wouldn't Go Away Not rated yet
I was visiting my girlfriend's family. We were going to her grandparents' house. Before I got there my girlfriend informned me that her grandparents grew …

Story About Fruitcake Not rated yet
I love fruitcake , but I never like to have fruitcake outside home . I like to have homemade fruitcakes. I always try the wonderful old-fashioned recipes... …

Moldy Fruitcake Not rated yet
To tell the truth I have never even tried fruit cake. When the word fruit cake is said the only thing that pops in my mind is a vision of a dried out …

Christmas Cakes Not rated yet
My Grandmother every year makes a gelatin fruit cake. You know the kind that has the canned fruit cocktail in them. I used to love the cherries in them …

Fruitcakes Are Horrible! Not rated yet
Fruitcakes have been the holiday cakes for years. Some people like them while others do not. I for one think that they are disgusting. I do not like the …

Fruitcakes Not rated yet
I have always loved fruitcakes. My favorite is chocolate fruitcake. They make great gifts. Simply because you make them about a month in advance and …

The Fruitcake That Saved My Life Not rated yet
I was working in Nairobi Kenya during the 1982 coup attempt that started on the morning of August 1. I had been meaning to fill my propane tank for my …

The Bad Fruitcake Not rated yet
I have this friend named Aaron G. His mom once made him a fruit cake. However he did not eat it immediately. He set it aside in his room for about 3 months …

Why My Mother Loved Fruitcake Not rated yet
My mother loved fruitcake. It was almost an obsession with her. She didn’t like just any fruitcake. It had to be dark and with nuts. She would search high …

Same gift every year? Not rated yet
When I was growing up each year my Grandmother would receive a fruitcake from Scotland, where she was from. Each year they would come in the same container, …

Is that really supposed to be edible??? Not rated yet
OK, so it's 2 days before Christmas and my fiancée and i come home from visiting relatives and there is this box on our porch wrapped in some real nice …

The Never Ending Fruitcake Not rated yet
Did you ever have something that you thought was long gone and found that it was not as gone as you had hoped? Did you ever try to get rid of something …

The Year I Gave Fruitcakes Not rated yet
In my family, homemade fruitcake is a tradition, and it's nothing like the candied fruit monstrosities that you buy in a tin at Wal-Mart. It's all dried …

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Oh No Not Another Fruitcake!! Not rated yet
As the temperature drops and bargain crazed shoppers over run the local shops, you can bet that ovens everywhere are being warmed in preparation for all …

Roman Fruitcake Not rated yet
A fruitcake is a cake made with chopped candied and/ or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Fruitcakes have their origins from ancient Rome. They used pomegranate …

The Never-Ending Cake Not rated yet
I remember when I was about twelve I asked my mother to bake me a fruitcake to take back to school (I was in boarding school at the time and the only source …

How To Make Fruitcake Delicious Not rated yet
The first fruitcake I ever ate was delicious! I was about five years old and living in a cabin in the woods in the Northwest. My mother didn’t bake much, …

The Fruit Cake That Never Moved Not rated yet
I worked in a grocery store called Kroger, and every year my boss ordered dozens of fruit cakes. They never got eaten and they would just sit on top of …

The Almost Upsidedown-Fruitcake Not rated yet
A group of us were planning a weekend in Liverpool to visit the Beatles Museums. As we got ready to pack the car the British hostess asked my friend to …

Wedding Fruitcake Not rated yet
My husband and I were married on the island of Tobago. Our wedding was arranged by the hotel and had a decidedly Caribbean theme, including a steel drum …

Every Year, Another Fruitcake Not rated yet
What is it about fruitcakes? No other food item has gained such a strange reputation in popular culture. I must admit, I myself have never actually tried …

Fruitcakes Doesn't Count Not rated yet
Mama and Daddy were both raised Southern Baptist and that means no alcohol. Neither cared for the taste of alcohol and we just didn't have it around growing …

My Favorite Treat Not rated yet
First of all let me begin by saying that I am the only person I know who loves fruitcake. My dad used to but he is not longer with us. I have been known …

Merry Christmas Times Two Not rated yet
We all indulge in fruitcake. We indulge the cake, the myth, and the laughter. I am no exception. A few years back our company was taken over by a fickle …

My Fruitcake Experiences Not rated yet
My first experience with fruitcake as a child was not good. Somebody had sent my grandmother a fruitcake right before Christmas. When she brought it out …

Grandpa's Fruitcake Not rated yet
My grandfather loves fruitcake. Every year he starts buying fruitcakes from the store in November, and continues stocking up until the post-holiday sales …

My Grandmother's Christmas Fruit Cake Not rated yet
I was in grade 7 at that time and it was Christmas time. Christmas would mean lots of gifts, chocolates and of course the famous Christmas cake. My grandmother …

A Present I Am Sure To Recieve Not rated yet
Whenever I think about fruitcakes the only thing that comes to mind is the Christmas holiday. It seems as if every Christmas I receive at least one of …

Fruitcakes: Why Are They So Bad? Not rated yet
So, popular culture always portrays fruitcakes as horrible foods. They are the cake that is constantly regifted and is hard (and dangerous) as a brick. …

Good Stuff Not rated yet
I love friutcakes, they're delicious and also have many different flavors. The only flavor I never liked was the one with apples and blueberries in it, …

Thanks, But No Fruitcake For Me Not rated yet
I have never really liked fruitcakes, but upon reading the key ingredients listed in fruitcakes, I was astonished about some of the things that were suggested …

The Fruitcake Run Not rated yet
I was paralyzed in an automobile accident 18 years ago and came home after about five months from the rehabilitation center. It was right before Christmas …

Claxton Fruitcake Samples Not rated yet
When I was five and six years old, the late 1960s, we lived with my grandparents. My grandmother was always looking for ways to make money, to finance …

What An Improvement  Not rated yet
Fruitcakes are often the Rodney Dangerfield of desserts. They "just don't get no respect." And I'm sure that many of us had experiences with this product …

Grandmother's Fruitcake Not rated yet
My grandma around Christmas time would always come over with fruitcakes for our family. And I absolutely hated them. So did my brother and sister. My …

Fruitcake Gone Bad? Not rated yet
Many years ago, it was my belief that fruitcakes never go bad. Someone somewhere told me this. And so, it came to pass that I drew from this bit of wisdom …

Who Doesn't Love Fruitcakes?? Not rated yet
When I was growing up, my older generation relatives were always baking fruitcakes and giving them as gifts. You could always look under the Christmas …

Fruitcake, No Thank You! Not rated yet
I've never been able to bring myself to eat a piece of fruitcake. The stigma surrounding fruitcakes has definitely dissuaded me from even trying some. …

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Vegan Fruitcakes Not rated yet
I like fruit cakes. I was not always this way, as a child, I didn’t like fruitcakes and avoided them when Christmas would come around. As I have grown, …

My Grandma's Fruitcake Not rated yet
I love fruitcake, but only the fruitcake my grandmother used to make that my mom now makes because my grandmother is no longer able to make due to advanced …

A Fruitcake Manifesto Not rated yet
While working as a professional pastry chef and baker, the holiday season always brought a few people inquiring, "I can't bake. Can you make my grandmother's …

Lost Cakes Not rated yet
Fruitcakes in our household get lost. This might sound strange, particularly for a household such as ours the loves the fruitcake so much, but it happens …

Army Biscuit Not rated yet
I love cakes. Always had. The fruit cakes are my favorite. When I was at boarding school, as I was quite a quiet student, we were placed in a very lightly …

Mam Maw's Fruit Cake Season Not rated yet
When I was little my great grandmother was the fruit cake queen. Her table was always full of dried fruit and nuts. The smell at first would be nice, …

Mom loves fruitcakes - no one else does!  Not rated yet
Every year my mother gets at leat 3 fruitcakes as gifts from friends and family and sometimes as many as 7. She refuses to part with any of them when she …

Doorstop or Delicious? Not rated yet
Fruitcakes seem to be a love it or hate it dessert. I, personally, am open minded to the fruitcake - I have had several rock hard, tasteless creations …

Fruitcake is delicious! Not rated yet
Fruitcakes are one of the great cultural divides between Americans and those from Australia and New Zealand, like me. It’s as though we’re talking about …

The Great Fruitcake Secret Not rated yet
I'm one of those people of the opinion that the best use of a fruitcake is as a doorstop. However, I come from a family of fruitcake lovers and have made …

I Like Fruit Cakes  Not rated yet
I like fruit cakes, and around this time of the year I get a lot of them. People at work bring them to me all the time when their families send them. A …

I Hate Fruitcakes Not rated yet
I hate fruitcakes, they are such a throwback to an era before widespread availability of fresh fruit. My grandmother had not figured this out yet and each …

Everyone Loves To Hate Fruitcakes Not rated yet
Everyone loves to hate fruitcakes. My family is included in that group also! Who eats those things anyways? Not us. Seven years ago we received several …

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