(Closed) Individually wrapped “fruitcake” favor on table: what would you do with it?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: If there was a little favor box with a piece of 'fruitcake' inside ... I would:
    Eat it! I love trying different things : (24 votes)
    35 %
    Open it and smell it and think it was strange : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Leave it on the table untouched : (19 votes)
    28 %
    Take it home and throw it away : (19 votes)
    28 %
    Other.... : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Umm, I’ve always thought fruitcake was kinda of gross.  I can’t remember if I’ve ever tried it before.  I would never buy it because I know I wouldn’t be able to eat the whole thing.  But if it’s slices, I would at least grab one and try it.  If I don’t like, I don’t like it.  Is it going to be homemade?  I like that you might put a note on it saying that is tradition.

    Since I love dried fruit, I might like it.  Plus, if it’s made well, it’s probably very good.

    ETA:  Also, do you like it?  does your family like it? If you do, maybe at the end, you can give it to the family members who enjoy it. So it’s not a complete waste.

    Would you be making it just to follow tradition and don’t really enjoy it?  It’s one thing to hate fruit cake and to make it just for tradition.  Then to love fruit cake and want to share an amazing recipe with your guests and have it be for tradition.

     

    Oh, and if it is garnished and presented nicely, I’m sure people will grab it anyway.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m not familiar with this tradition, what culture does it represent? Why don’t you share a little more with us about the symbolism, etc, us bees love learning new wedding cultures!

    If it is meaningful to you, absolutely include it! I think you’re afraid to work hard on something that ends up going unappreciated, but I would personally love to read a little note about the cultural significance and I would absolutely take it home with me! I think that presented in the right way (which you definitely seem to have some great ideas about), it would definitely go over well! Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I understand tradition, but honestly I (and alot of people I know) absolutely hate fruitcake and think it’s pretty much the grossest thing ever. Not to be rude lol. That said, I would probably just leave it on the table untouched.

    Post # 6
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Personally, I think it would be a waste; however, if you like fruitcake and you know a lot of your guests do too, I think it would be great for you to have a traditional cake. I don’t like the look, smell, or taste of fruitcake, so I would probably just leave it on the table or I was being watched, I would take it with me and dump it in the nearest trash can. Sorry…

    Post # 7
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    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    While I am all for tradition… I don’t like fruitcake.  I don’t know anyone who likes fruitcake.  So… unless it’s super important to you or your family, I would skip it.  OR, maybe find a place that makes truly amazing fruitcake…. I’ll try anything once, so if it was sitting on the table I would probably at least try a bite. 

    Post # 8
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I hate fruitcake. Fiance loves it, his mom makes him a loaf every year that he slooooowly works on. Chances are we’d bring it home and throw it out after some time if Fiance didn’t eat it.

    That being said, if a lot of your guests share the same cultural traditions and enjoy it then go for it!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would probably take it home with me and at least taste it, (if it looks at all appealing).  What culture is this?

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If you are having a dessert. candy, cookie, or any combination of these bars, you could present it on a fancy plate or stand with a little sign on or by whatever you set it on.

    Post # 12
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    24 posts
    Newbee

    Is it similar to a black cake or a rum cake? We do this is the islands but its a rum cake . Our rum cake has the fruit in it but it’s puree so you aren’t biting chunks of fruit. But we have the same wax paper and boxes to put them in to take home

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I’m a big fan of fruitcake, or any cake for that matter, so I would nomsky the hecksy out of it.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s in the name ‘fruitcake’ that gives it the negative connotation.

    What i’m confused about is… is it fruitcake or fruitcake like.  I don’t know if there is a difference but might be something you want to do.  Name it for what it is.  Say that it’s fruit cake like.  Or maybe omit the ‘fruitcake’ part.

    Or in order to get away from the “Ewww, it’s fruit cake.”  Put a little note that says, Please try our ‘wedding cake’ from [insert culture here]. Put the ingredients on there too.  People who hate fruit cake just to hate fruitcake proably don’t know what’s in fruit cake.  I know I didn’t. But then I found out it’s a spice cake with dried fruits and nuts. It didn’t sound that bad.  Uhh, carrot cake is spiced cake with carrots and nuts. 

    Put the ingredients on your note and people will look at it. If it looks good, they may take it.  If it doesn’t, they won’t.

    Post # 15
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    1109 posts
    Bumble bee

    Can I come to your wedding?  You won’t have any leftover fruitcake.  Tongue out

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t like fruitcake and don’t know anyone who does. I second what yrret107 said about not calling it fruitcake. If you call it by a different/traditional name and explain the significance, I think people would be more likely to try it. 

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