(Closed) Just curious…. who had fruit cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: How do you feel about fruitcake?
    I love it! I had to have it for my top tier! : (6 votes)
    9 %
    I had it as my top tier, but only for the sake of tradition. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    It's good if it's done well, but I went another direction for my wedding cake. : (8 votes)
    12 %
    I'm indifferent. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    I eat it when forced to at family gatherings, albeit reluctantly. : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Uggghhh! Ewww! HATE it! Would NEVER have it! : (30 votes)
    44 %
    I couldn't care less about fruitcake, but polls are the BEST! Woo! : (17 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    In the UK fruitcake is definitely tradition. But so many people dislike it. I’m not married yet but I am sure we will have a sponge tier to appease everyone. I didn’t know you could have anything other than fruitcake for a wedding cake until WB. Me personally, I LOVE FRUITCAKE.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    And what’s this neon colour fruitcake you talk about? It scares me 😛

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I just wanted to add that although I voted for “I LOVE IT” ALL the tiers of my cake will be fruitcake except one (and only because I’ll have to)

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ve never had fruitcake but I’m not planning on having it at the wedding!

    Post # 8
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    511 posts
    Busy bee

    @NowMarriedNotHarried:  I had fruitcake the first time I got married, and we kept the top tier for our son’s baptism. Somehow we forgot it in my mother-in-law’s freezer.  It may still be there now, and we’ve been divorced for amost 14 years 😉

    This time around, my groom is celiac so no fruitcake for me!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope, I hate fruit cake its gross!

     

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Honestly…I’ve never even seen fruitcake in real life.  In the US it’s just not at all popular and I only ever hear about it as part of Christmas traditions, but since I’m not Christian it’s not a tradition for me! But I’ve never seen it at friends’ houses/weddings or even on display at stores, so perhaps even within the US it’s a regional thing?  Personally, I don’t like cooked fruits in my desserts (fresh fruits on top are awesome but I’m not a fan of cooked ones, like apple pies or as a layer inside cake), so there was never any chance of a fruitcake layer at my wedding.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I had the bottom two tiers as (British) fruitcake. Lush, boozy and delicious!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I hate fruitcake. No one I know gives it out/eats it around here. I’ve only had it once though, not a fan.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I love fruitcake.  As a kid, I had no idea that’s what it was as it was either ‘Christmas cake’ or ‘wedding cake’ and how could so many people hate that?

    Traditionally, the family or at least people from the church used to do it (in my family anyway).  It can be difficult to find a place to get a good one made now, and I think they are less common here than my parents’ hometown.  So no, we didn’t do fruitcake for our wedding.

    Oh, how I miss the days when you would be given a little box of fruitcake to take home though!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My husband is Australian and INSISTED on fruitcake. We couldn’t find a bakery that would make one here, though, so ended up with a fruitcake his Australian friend made and decorated in native art — which his mum brought over on the plane as a carryon! The cake weighed 25 pounds — CRAZY!

    Anyway, it was much tastier than I expected, and it was really special!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Wellllll, there isn’t a poll option for me, but in a way, I’m having fruit cake at my wedding.  So, this british tradition of fruitcake at weddings spread far and wide across the former british empire, and in Sri Lanka, where my Fiance is from, people still give little boxed pieces of fruitcake as a favor at weddings.

    So, we are having an american style tiered cake that is NOT fruitcake, but on the first night of our wedding (we’re having 2 ceremonies), we will be giving boxed fruitcake for favors.  The sri lankan version (not sure how similar it is to the UK version) is very dense and oily-sweet.  It’s not my favorite, just because I didn’t grow up eating it, but it’s not terrible.

    http://maxcdn.chiqweddings.com/files/attach/images/11121/519/012/7.jpg

    https://www.msu.edu/~samarasi/recipies/weddingcake.html

     

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