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

posted 11 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

    Open it and smell it and think it was strange

    Leave it on the table untouched

    Take it home and throw it away


  • Post # 17
    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Most people will leave it behind untouched. Is there a smaller wedding-related party you can serve the fruitcake to where guests (who may be used to it) will appreciate it rather than tossing it out? Otherwise, it’s totally ok to skip favors entirely.

    Post # 18
    1300 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    it would stay untouched for me – im allergic to nuts – and even if i wasnt, or it was made without them (my granny made it a couple times without nuts so i could taste it) im still not a fan….

    if your guests know the tradition and expect it then go for it.

    if not, i would suggest you havea small display table where they can take some (maybe have half the amount of your guest list?) that way the tradition is there but youre not wasting too much if folks dont want it???

    Post # 19
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think if the box had a little note attached to it explaining that it was a tradition then I would at least take it home and try it. If it didn’t have a note and I thought it was just a random piece of fruitcake without a meaning then I might not lol. I don’t really mind fruitcake though so I’m kind of indifferent to the idea.

    Or spaganya had a good idea of having it on a table so people had the option of having some and maybe have a little sign next to it saying what it is.

    Post # 20
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I adore fruitcake and would like it as a favor very much.  If it’s a tradition specific to your culture, you might attach some little note of explanation about it. 

    On a sidenote, did you ever see the Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special? People keep giving him fruitcakes that he doesn’t want but eventually he gets enough to add a new wing to the playhouse, built entirely out of fruitcakes.  Fruitcakes always make me laugh because of that.

    Post # 21
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I love fruitcake, but I have not met many other people who do. Most people seem to go so far as to say yuk, gross, or laugh at it as if everyone thinks its funny. So I would hate for it to be wasted. Maybe consider serving it at your rehearsal dinner, where most of the guests will be family who are familiar with the tradition.

    Post # 22
    1070 posts
    Bumble bee

    By any chance are you talking about panettone? I had it once in high school and I wasn’t really a fan so I probably wouldn’t eat it. To be polite I would take it home but it would most likely end up in the trash :/

    That being said, if it is a tradition in your family, and many of your guests are used to eating it, I would go for it!

    Post # 23
    457 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    Can you call it something else on the tag attached to it?  I think just the name has a bad rep.  I tried if for the first time a few years ago and it wasn’t that bad.  More people will probably try it if they think it something new.

    Post # 24
    6586 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    yeah… I don’t know- I voted for open it and smell it 🙂  But if it smelled good, well then I’d gobble.

    Post # 25
    2220 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’d take it home to be “polite” & then I’d throw it out. I can’t swallow fruitcake. *shudders* I blame my Oma’s stollen. Ick..

    Post # 26
    694 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Well I LOVE fruit cake but I was raised on it!  My parents had it at their wedding and my grandparents before them, so I know the tradition behind it.  However, most people I know don’t like it, so I think a compromise could work.  Instead of putting all the effort in, maybe make a smaller amount and have it on a plate near the desserts or even guestbook table.  You could put a little note explaining the tradition and identifying the cake.  If someone wants to take some then they can, but they don’t have to if they don’t like it.  You would probably cut down on waste and the effort required to make it!

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