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  History of Fruitcake, Fruit Cake
Fruitcakes are holiday and wedding cakes which have a very heavy fruit content.
Queen Victoria is said to have waited a year to eat a fruitcake she received for her birthday because she felt it showed restraint, moderation and good taste.
It was the custom in England for unmarried wedding guests to put a slice of the cake, traditionally a dark fruitcake, under their pillow at night so they will dream of the person they will marry.
whatscookingamerica.net /History/Cakes/Fruitcake.htm   (411 words)

  
 Failure Magazine-Archives-Business-Fruitcake
Or is fruitcake just another word for "doorstop." While it’s true that the fruitcake has had an image problem for what seems like forever, its public approval rating reached an all-time low in the early ’90s when Johnny Carson mocked it on late night television.
Fruitcake sales are the sole source of income for Assumption Abbey, a Trappist monastery in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains, and the monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Louisville, KY, are famous for their alcohol-laced cakes.
And each year, a fruitcake toss is held at Manitou Springs Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, CO. Participants are invited to throw, use a golf club, or utilize a mechanical device to send fruitcakes flying through the air.
www.failuremag.com /arch_business_fruitcake.html   (1036 words)

  
 fruitcake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fruitcake.  A more ridiculed, parodied food product probably doesn't exist during the holiday season.  Not even Spam goes through what the venerable fruitcake does.  Not that my sympathies lie with the reviled fruitcake, even if it's the season to forgive and forget.
Of course, I'm not unique in denigrating fruitcakes:  In Manitou Springs, Colorado, they hold an annual fruitcake toss in January.  Using a variety of launching devices, fruitcakes prove time and again that they're just as aerodynamic as they are inedible.
Either that, or fruitcake proponents are shredding the documentary evidence with the disinformational vengeance of the former Clinton administration.
www.outofthinair.homestead.com /fruitcake.html   (522 words)

  
 The Mediadrome - Food - The Fruitcake and the Train
Fruitcake is the butt of so many mean-spirited jokes this time of year but I am not ashamed to admit to you that I for one, am absolutely in love with fruitcake.
Once the fruitcake was baked, Bertie wrapped it in layers of cheesecloth and tied the bundles with cotton string.
The best fruitcake, fruitcake that is moist, tender, each flavor of each fruit distinctive, sweet yet tart, is a fruitcake that doesn’t come out of the oven one week before Christmas.
www.themediadrome.com /content/articles/food_articles/fruitcake.htm   (1493 words)

  
 Article - Perfect Fruitcake Recipes
Fruitcake, as they know it, has the texture that combines dubious fruit with dense, decidedly non-cakey cake and soggy nuts.
On the other hand, one of the dropouts was a closet fruitcake lover from Hawaii who sighs over fond memories of her early marriage when they made do with just a rum cake.
What she really craves, however, are huge, fat glazed cherries, sitting on top of a rich fruity cake soaked in brandy or rum, accompanied by a strong cup of coffee.
www.texascooking.com /features/nov2004fruitcake_recipes.htm   (1025 words)

  
 humor food desserts Et Tu, Fruitcake!
Fruitcake usually contains candied fruit, citron (made from the thick peel of the citrus fruit of the same name), dried fruit, fruit rind, nuts, spices and some sort of liquor or brandy.
Fruitcakes have traditionally been classified as either light or dark, although it is not necessarily the color that counts.
For most people, fruitcake conjures up an image of a comestible that is hard as a rock, easier to cut with a welding torch than a knife and is almost always associated with the holiday season.
www.ingestandimbibe.com /Articles/fruitcake.html   (1299 words)

  
 Fruitcake Oslo — design for film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Established August 2000, Fruitcake set out with the intention of co-producing and packaging cultural events — with a special interest in interactive design.
Fruitcake Oslo startet i august 2000 med intensjoner om  medprodusere og pakke inn kulturelle begivenheter — med spesielt fokus p interaktiv design.
I l¯pet av 2005 vil Fruitcake etablere en kontor i Sydney, Australia, rettet mot den internasjonale filmscenen.
www.fruitcake.tv   (167 words)

  
 Christmas Fruitcake - Home Cooking
At a monestary in the Ozark Mountains, income from the sale of fruitcakes made by the monks is their only source of income.
Though this fruitcake recipe makes a cake that's moist, delicious and ready to eat the next day, and aging is not required, aging will furthur enhance the taste.
Slice a fruitcake with a thin sharp knife, dipped in hot water.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art6972.asp   (795 words)

  
 "Fruitcake of the Heart" : Articles : HEARTLIGHT® Magazine
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
The fruitcake itself was in there, still wrapped in paper.
Lance was in the habit of having a fruitcake.
www.heartlight.org /articles/200605/20060516_fruitcake.html   (1321 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Love it or loathe it? Advice for fruitcake freedom or fanaticism
When Queen Victoria once received a fruitcake for her birthday, as legend has it, she put it aside for a whole year as a sign of restraint and good taste.
Fruitcakes don't have to be soaked in alcohol.
If you don't want to eat your fruitcake, here are some uses suggested by Cold Stone Creamery: Place it in the road as a speed bump; collect several to use as bowling pins; or freeze it and use as an ice pack.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635170224,00.html   (656 words)

  
 Fruitcake
During the Crusades, fruitcakes were carried in saddlebags and backpacks across Europe.
Panforte, a thin, chewy fruitcake made in Italy more than a thousand years ago and taken on the Crusades, is still baked today.
How fruitcakes became a Christmas tradition is a mystery, but we do have a few clues.
home4christmas.com /ctrad9.html   (288 words)

  
 Fruitcake Glossary Term
There are many versions of fruitcake such as dark varieties that are made with molasses and brown sugar with ingredients such as walnuts, raisins, and dates.
Lighter colored fruitcakes are made with granulated sugar with ingredients such as golden raisins, peaches, apricots, apples, and almonds.
Most fruitcakes are moistened with brandy after they are slowly baked and then wrapped in cheesecloth and aluminum foil, which helps to preserve them for extended periods.
www.recipetips.com /glossary-term/t--33336/fruitcake.asp   (104 words)

  
 An electronica, blues,hip-hop influenced band from Texas/Fruitcake-Superbeing
Fruitcake Superbeing is the musical equivalent of the fountain drink "suicide" I made as a 10-year-old.
With the exception of the gagging part, Fruitcake Superbeing successfully combines elements of jazz, blues and electronica much as the same way the "suicide" quenched my thirst for a three-hour sugar high.
Fruitcake, whose real name is Mark, owns a company in Dallas — a far stretch from the retro suit-wearing, harmonica-playing zealot that is his musical alter ego.
www.fruitcake-superbeing.com /press.php   (1000 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: The Ultimate Fruitcake Recipe
On the fruitcake issue, the middle ground stretches out forlornly deserted, across which each side glares at the other.
All this talk of dry fruitcake made me pine for the days of yore when I would help grandma make Christmas cake.
At one time, fruitcake was considered semi-sacred, with laws in place in Europe until the end of the 18th century that restricted its making to celebrations such as Christmas, Easter, weddings, and the like.
www.snopes.com /holidays/christmas/humor/fruitcake.asp   (553 words)

  
 Article - Making Fruitcake with Fruitcake Recipe
Fruitcake lovers were outcast, rejected and ridiculed by popular culture.
Other evidence is the amount of fruitcake out there in the world, and it is spreading.
Fruitcake is about to become the next great thing in the world of special occasion food items.
www.texascooking.com /features/nov2002makingfruitcakerecipe.htm   (892 words)

  
 Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem 2004 - Fruitcake Competition
Once the year had passed, the fruitcake was consumed in the hope that its symbolism would bring the blessing of another successful harvest.
Darker fruitcakes have a spicy taste and are made with molasses, brown sugar, prunes, dates, cherries, pecans and walnuts.
 Making fruitcake in the 18th Century was a difficult task: the fruit was washed, dried and pitted; sugar needed to be pounded and sieved; butter was washed in water; and eggs were beaten for at least a half an hour, so that the cake could reach the desired consistency.
www.christkindlmarkt.org /04FruitCake.asp   (755 words)

  
 Christmas Fruitcake - Allrecipes
This recipe includes dried fruit, instead of the glowing, candied stuff we've all learned to associate with fruitcake, and is less dense and more cake-like than many fruitcake recipes.
It has become a favorite of my friends and family around the holidays (even the skeptical ones), and is delicious by itself, or covered with a layer of almond paste.
Fruitcake is also traditional for wedding cake in England, and makes a very rich, sophisticated dessert for luncheons or teas."
allrecipes.com /recipe/christmas-fruitcake-2/detail.aspx   (456 words)

  
 Fruitcake Food Facts, History, Information, Timelines
Then, in the middle ages, people made their fruitcake a little sweeter with the help of honey and a little spicier with the help of different spices.
Still, the history of fruitcake is also really closely related to the long-ago (Europe in the 1700's) nut harvests.
Lots of people in history used fruitcake for different things, but the funny thing is that very few people ever seemed to actually EAT the fruitcake.
www.hungrymonster.com /FoodFacts/Food_Facts.cfm?Phrase_vch=Fruitcake&ttl=1   (360 words)

  
 The American Spectator
The fruitcake continues to suffer in the age of cyberspace.
Fruitcakes belong, as well, to a class of foods that has fallen out of favor with the modern palate, including plum pudding and mince pie.
When my mother made her batch of fruitcakes as holiday gifts, she was doing the most she could afford to do for her relatives and friends.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=9741   (874 words)

  
 Save the Fruitcake!
In Europe in the 1700's, a ceremonial type of fruitcake was baked at the end of the nut harvest and consumed the following year to celebrate the beginning of the next harvest.
It is said Queen Victoria received a fruitcake for her birthday one year, and legend has it, she put it aside for a year as a sign of restraint, moderation, and good taste.
The fruit and fiber in fruitcake is loaded with anti-oxidants, molecules that protect cells from disease and damage.
www.kidsturncentral.com /holidays/christmas/fruitcake.htm   (344 words)

  
 Fruitcake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Middle Ages, honey, spices, and preserved fruits were added and the name fruitcake was first used.
Fruitcakes proliferated until a law in Europe restricted them to Christmas, weddings, and a few other holidays.
In the UK, fruitcakes are far moister and richer than their American counterparts, and remain extremely popular.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fruitcake   (634 words)

  
 Kentucky Bourbon Fruitcake | Welcome to Gethsemani Farms
A trio of our prize-winning fruitcakes - perfect for the special people on your holiday gift list.
fruitcakes will be shipped in one carton to one address.
Six of our prize-winning fruitcakes - perfect for the special people on your holiday gift list.
www.gethsemanifarms.org /fruitcake.asp   (149 words)

  
 Georgia Fruit Cake Company - Home Page
The Georgia Fruitcake Company offers three main varieties of their cakes: the vacuum-sealed canned Georgia Fruit Cake, the vacuum-sealed canned bourbon fruitcake (The Womble’s Fruit Cake), and the 11 lb.
Because of the long shelf life of fruitcakes (up to 30 days if left out and up to 3 years if refrigerated), it is an ideal food to pack for a camping trip, take on a hike or keep in storage for an emergency.
While the media has often made fun of the fruitcake, it is worthwhile to note that fruitcake is a good source of quick energy.
www.georgiafruitcakecompany.com /history.aspx   (475 words)

  
 Fruitcake lives! - Dec. 24, 2003
Other monasteries in Oregon, Missouri and Kentucky also find fruitcake is a perfect source of revenue because it can be stored for months in a cool, dry room before sales pick up in November and December.
Dating back to the Romans, fruitcake was once a relatively modest affair of pomegranate seeds and barley.
A fruitcake's taste and texture is often a family affair, notes Hodgson.
money.cnn.com /2003/12/12/pf/q_fruitcake   (764 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Fruitcake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fruitcake has become one of the most ridiculed desserts and the butt of many jokes centered on its heaviness and long shelf life.
Due to their density, it is possible for a weapon to be baked inside the cake, to avoid detection.
Fruitcake is also used, especially in the United Kingdom, as insulting slang for a 'crazy person' (e.g.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/fruitcake   (1045 words)

  
 Holiday Insights : Christmas Fruitcake
In Great Grandma's day, fruitcakes were as popular during the Christmas season as ribbon candy.
Once put into circulation as a Christmas gift, a fruitcake could be passed from one person to the next dozens of times.
Fruitcake lore suggests it has been eaten decades after it was made!
www.holidayinsights.com /xmas/fruitcake.htm   (380 words)

  
 Fruitcake Contest
Fruitcakes can be strategically placed for your kids to stub their toes on..
Fruitcakes can be donated to your local law enforcement agency for use as a battering ram.
Fruitcakes have the ideal density to make them useful for forklift, elevator, and crane manufacturers to use for capacity testing.
www.kraftmstr.com /christmas/humor/contest.htm   (3387 words)

  
 village voice > nyclife > Counter Culture by Robert Sietsema
Blame the fruitcake plague on the cheap sugar that arrived in Europe from the colonies in the 16th century.
Nuts were introduced into the formula, probably because America's foremost fruitcake makers—Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas, and Claxton Bakery of Claxton, Georgia—were located in rural Southern communities with a surplus of cheap nuts; indeed, the Corsicana cake includes pecans.
The expression "nutty as a fruitcake" was coined in 1935.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0247/sietsema.php   (1033 words)

  
 How to Write a Fruitcake Joke - eHow.com
At the end of each year, fruitcake begins to appear and we are all forced to face its strange texture, its awkward gift quality and its proper disposal.
A knock-knock joke, a 'What's the difference between a fruitcake and a...' joke, a situational joke (So there's this fruitcake...) or a denominational joke (A priest, a rabbi and a fruitcake are on an island...).
Certain individuals are strongly opposed to fruitcake jokes.
www.ehow.com /how_18821_write-fruitcake-joke.html   (558 words)

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