There is nothing to protect them like there is on a cake. As soon as you notice … Terry Hatfield, professional Wedding Cake Maker discusses the pro’s and con’s of decorated vs naked Wedding Cakes. What you can see here gives you an idea of size, design, shapes, and all sorts of other different factors that come in to designing the wedding cake. But sometimes like the one you’re looking at there in the middle, I do a dummy if somebody has asked for something specifically that I haven’t done before. I mean you could have anything from about half the people having them to somebody having three. In order to show shapes, sizes, designs that you can have on your cake, and then you don’t have to pick those. I can’t find airtight storage cake tins for the 30cm and 25cm cakes. http://www.steeleweed.com/2013/12/21/life-bacon-fruitcake/, I will like to have a good fruit cake recipe that will last for a year or more I’m want to use mazipan and plastic icing for the decor of the cake please. Wow. The best fruit cakes are matured for at least a month and moistened or ‘fed’ from time to time with alcohol such as sherry, Madeira or brandy. Over time, the tradition evolved, and the top tier of the wedding cake is generally saved to be eaten on your first wedding anniversary as a way to re-live the special event. Every year I make a fruitcake even though only my husband, daughter and I like it. Yet up here from somebody like myself it’s more like £300 or £400. Terry: [00:11:27] It depends on how important they think it is for the wedding you know. Carly: [00:08:38] My cookery skills leave a lot to be desired. That’s a lot of cupcakes. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Many thanks! Most of them can’t even spell or read a whole article that I posted on Deep Freezing. We married in 1974 and I plan on breaking through the almond paste and trying our wedding cake on her birthday in April – she asked me once if I would still love her when she was 64 (ala the Beatles). I couldn’t do it on my own you know. If the fruit cake is not going to be eaten within six to nine months, it is best to freeze it to preserve it for longer. I wrap in cheesecloth and brush it with rum then keep in ziploc bags. What we got to eat was WW 2 K rations, dated 1945 to 1947. https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bakery/Terrific-Cake-Design-113819505320382/. We hire those out at a fee. She made several sizes, decorated them nuts and candied fruit and gave them as X-mas. Fruit Cake Can Last For More Than A Year Food Safety how long does wedding fruit cake last is important information accompanied by photo and HD pictures sourced from all websites in the world. A 90 year old widow offered my wife and me a taste of her wedding cake. My mother followed her English grandmothers fruitcake recipe. This is also the wedding cake for Candian weddings. Due to illness of long duration, my husband and I probably will not eat these fruit/confections for a long time. Terry: [00:15:01] Like me, I’ve been doing it for 30 years and I’m still learning. Which they will go into a shopping centre where they’ve got these stalls selling cupcakes with a swirl of buttercream on, and they’ll pay £1.50 and not think about it. It will last a couple more seasons before we start on the one made in 1993. Our family had a fruitcake that was passed around among 6 uncles & 1 aunt for about 5 years. Mostly for a desert we got either canned pound cake or fruit cake. James has enjoyed an adventure filled career in the Wedding Industry, filming Weddings for over 10 years. At the moment I’ve been asked to do them and I’ve said no, because the problem is that you’ve got to do it at the last minute. To everyone’s surprise, it had apparently fermented and the alcohol content gave it a slightly different flavor. Anything that we cover the cake with, whether it’s butter cream, or whether it’s sugar paste or royal icing, whatever. Traditional fruit cake is the best type of cake to preserve as it has a long shelf life, and unlike most other flavours it tastes better as it matures. I have notice the ones in metal cans are the best. I always make the cakes in January, once cooked and left to get cold (bearing in mind I soak the fruit in cognac for two days) I then put more cognac over each cake the double wrap in grease proof paper, then cling film and finally silver foil. https://weddingespresso.co.uk/tag/terrific-cakes/ But it’s a federal agency’s job to think of the worst-case scenario. Now, how long does a fruit take to be baked in an oven. Terry: [00:02:49] Depends on how busy we are. “All of these dried and candied ingredients have what we call ‘low water activity,’ meaning they have very little moisture available,” says Ben Chapman, a food safety researcher at NC State. And I mean a friend of mine, when she’s done them, she’s always said you can have it for the evening do, but don’t have it stood there all day, because if you do, it’s not going to be edible. Any tips on how to transport would be most welcome. And drinking homemade boiled custard, not eggnog, but boiled custard. Because you’ve got to remember everybody works on an hourly rate, and if you think about the average pay. So normally you’d get 10 percent discount if you book a wedding cake from this, from me, you get 20 percent discount. So, while you may be able to save that fruitcake forever, you should probably eat it now. They’re not something that you can do in five minutes. Of course, it depends on storage conditions. If you provide ideal conditions for you cake, it won’t go bad quickly. was completed and published, referencing over a year's research and filmed interviews with Wedding Suppliers from all over the UK. Oxygen can impact color, flavor and texture. I made a cake at 1 hour snd 30 minutes and it got ritten on the 4 th day. A rich fruit cake can be stored for up to six months refrigerated, and up to three years in the freezer. Because we’ve got a sprung dance floor and the floor is going to be vibrating when everybody gets on the dance floor”. Well I mean personally if I’m doing a wedding cake, I can do one in a day, but that’s eight hours, eight times whatever. Though true fruitcake aficionados argue over exactly how long you should be marinating your fruitcake in the fridge, The Spruce says that “it's generally recommended that … We looked forward to it every holiday season, sliced and covered with a warm ‘hard sauce’. On, MOTIVATION and a bit of a helping hand. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. For example, mold could grow on the surface of a fruitcake, or yeast could cause some of the sugars in the fruitcake to ferment. Since this is the season for loved ones to inflict fruitcakes on one another, I decided to get to the bottom of this mystery: will fruitcakes really last forever? Best practice for thawing is to do so in the wrapping at room temperature, 1-2 hours, or in the refrigerator. At here are other secrets, as well, such as the sort of box, how much ingredients are soaked, methods of wrapping and remoisturization with spirits on a regular basis. I know weddings are usually booked a long way in advance, but if they not. I usually got all the fruitcake tins from my co-workers and would take them home, soak them in sherry and eat them later. Me being brought up on them mom from England and me being born there. Work it out on how long it takes to do a cake, because people ask “so how long did it take you to do it”. Carly: [00:13:12] But how many weddings can say, well I’ve got 250 people and therefore I need 250 cupcakes. Tanya: [00:04:28] What about tastings and things like that? They are still in the deep freeze and will remain there and when purchased will be shipped frozen only within the U.S. mainland. But the one top tip is don’t go for cheap wedding cakes. Terry: [00:07:12] The problem with that is that they wont stand waiting around because there’s nothing there to protect the cake. But when it’s a wedding “oh that’s expensive”, but then how many guests are you having? Well thanks very much Terry. Surprisingly, 3 years later when we got to open it there was no mold or bad smell-It smelled delicious. The cake itself, I can do a cake at a week’s notice, but I don’t recommend it. Thanks in advance. Carly: [00:11:58] Yeah. It was always a running joke when I was young that my aunt would give fruitcakes out at Christmas. You could have a mixed cake. But they don’t have fruitcakes anymore now, and this is another problem that we have with wedding cakes, we can’t start doing them in advance. I then need to transport them to the wedding venue which is an 8/9 hour drive away. I will try it out on a dummy first, before I do the actual cake. “However, rancidity may still be an issue. Could fruitcakes really last longer? Terry: [00:10:16] Well this is why businesses go under when they do that, because they don’t think about that. Freshly baked fruitcake will keep well for about 6 months in the fridge when properly stored; when refrigerating, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent cake from drying out. I have about half or less left. I can’t wait to attempt to replicate that divine fruit cake I discovered one day by chance in the cupboard that changed my life. So they must be a nightmare too. How to Store a Christmas Cake. So these are all things you need to think about. I want to make my cakes now (in July), vacuum seal them & store them in airtight tins, to give to family at Christmas. Also I intend to cover the cakes with marzipan and homemade fondant two weeks before the wedding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that fruitcake will last two to three months in the refrigerator without spoiling, and will maintain its quality if stored up to a year in the freezer. He can often be spotted roaming the countryside, camera in hand, capturing beautiful landscapes from around the globe. Fruitcakes contain a variety of proteins, from eggs to butter to nuts – even the fruit items. forests were littered with uneaten fruit cake. However, I expect it will keep very well in the freezer. Great thread. But it’s a … I want to keep it good for next Christmas. I do not usually eat a lot of fruitcake – but these cakes are AWESOME. The one I’m sending is bought, so it’s wrapped in a crinkly cellophane. Brides start looking early, I mean I take orders a year in advance now. I’d be terrified of what if something does go wrong and you know, you don’t have any leeway at that point if you’re baking it, you know straight away. Am I the only person in the world who likes fruitcake? They are so rich we serve VERY THIN slices – about 1/2 inch at most. And if you saw the amount of work that goes into them, you’d understand why they have to be so expensive. I've never done a madeira sponge for a wedding cake, I've always done a normal one (if you know what I mean!) © Wedding Espresso, 2020 - All Rights Reserved. This was a fruitcake that was about 65 years old. 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NEVER STORE IN PLASTIC because if you live where it’s hot, plastic sweats the cake and it goes mouldy. And this stand here with the ice crystals down the centre of the supports. I just received a fruitcake as a gift for Christmas 2017. Safety Note: If a fruitcake has a significant amount of moisture (e.g., if it was made with fresh fruit) it is more likely to spoil or to give pathogens enough moisture to reproduce. I have a “fruit cake confection” from Harry & David in a tin, as well as a traditional fruitcake in a tin from the same supplier. A fruit cake will keep for a couple of years, but it will need re-icing after about a year. I would say if anybody did want a fruit cake, then it has to be the bottom tier because it’s a heavy cake. I got it from my grandma November 1953 over 61 years old. Terry: [00:00:18] This is what brides see when they come to see me about a consultation for their wedding cake. This year’s servings (today, in fact) came from one made in 1992. My brother had to cancel his visit so I put the fruitcake in the refrigerator. I mean there’s a lot of training that goes into it. I check on it through the year and pour more brandy over it to keep it moist. These are all stands that I hire out and there are quite a number of different separators on cakes here. You can also put it in the freezer. They would be too expensive to include in with the price of the cakes. 10, 8,6 cake etc - i'll give it a go and see how I get on with that recipe. Just these few hints l would like to know: At what temperature can one make a fruit cake? I do like my English fruit cakes the best. Oh no…..my son and I LOVE them. When you are ready, take out unwrap and decorate. And these were the people that won. If you got hated Fruit Cake, you would most likely throw it away. We were never going to get our kids Christened, so served the it at our 1st anniversary party. A fruit cake was found in England ( I’m not sure where) Terry: [00:08:05] The problem with that is it’s one of these trends that comes and goes. Im not sure what you put in your fruit cake, but, also if you also add black treacle and dark mollasis soft brown sugar. I know I won’t be opening this cake for a year or so when I meet with my brother. So then people get a better idea of what the cake will look like. Terry: [00:12:10] No. In total he's covered 304 Weddings in Yorkshire, across the UK and Europe. We wen, HURRAH AND HUZZAH! It’s hilarious to think about, they’re so much more work than we realise. The air is going to get at it. How long does a wedding cake last? Never made the cake yet. I am going to brush the cakeboards with vodka to sterile them and then place each cake on a cakeboard. Terry: [00:13:42] I’d have to have a team of staff to do that. What is the best way to freeze them? I have made a few wedding cakes in the past, but have never made one with fresh fruit filling before. It keeps the moisture in and keeps the air out. That’s not including materials. I started it 14 days ago and have done exactly as the recipe says. A lot want soft fruit on, which is another problem, because halfway through the day, it’s going to be all running down the cake and making a real mess. Your email address will not be published. I intend to number them and like fine wine, keep them in reserve for decades, with prices going significantly higher with each passing year, as I know from experience that, when preserved correctly, the flavor and texture goes off the charts with every passing season. Did you k, https://app.kartra.com/video/KHqvcaLRt4Yf, https://weddingespresso.co.uk/tag/terrific-cakes/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bakery/Terrific-Cake-Design-113819505320382/, Celebrant Wedding Ceremony Trends! that was over 750 years old. Why would one eat fruitcake in the first place? How long do you need? How Long Will Wedding Cake Last? They are wrapped in cheesecloth and brushed with rum twice a year. Cake with fresh fruit lasts for--1-2 Days: 2-4 Months: Cake with whipped cream lasts for--1-2 Days--Fruit Cake lasts for--3-25 Years*-- Does anyone have one? I have no idea how long they will last, but I have eaten some well over 20 years old. We are still here all these years after eating our Original Hostess Holiday Fruitcakes! In New Mexico and central CA. True, but I grew up eating homemade fruit cake and blackberry jam cake at Christmas. How much notice would you need. Some of the things on them just take weeks to do. Will the mold that is growing on the top of my fruitcake starter be dangerous to eat? This was in 1968. I have cakes dating back to 2015. hi. I have some original Hostess Holiday Fruitcakes that I purchased when Hostess wen out of business in 2010. I fought forest fires for the forest service in the mid seventy’s. My late mother spent 42 years working in German, Polish and Jewish bakeries. And they have a section for cupcakes. HTH Catherine Me, Too! The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that fruitcake will last two to three months in the refrigerator without spoiling, and will maintain its quality if stored up to a year in the freezer. I grew up eating homemade bake goods. The pound cake was sought after. You know, if they can’t make a cake look good in six hours, what are us mere mortals going to do about it. How does your wife store her fruit cakes? And so is that fruitcake. The top small tier of the cake is not cut at the wedding but saved for the christening of the first child… 9 months to a year later. then in Saran wrap and put it in a large Ziploc bag. Wow! I’d wanted one for years. We scrapped it off but were not brave enough to try it so it took the trip. We could start doing them weeks before with the fruitcake, but with the cakes that we do now, and there are a wide variety of cakes, they’ve got to be done within days of the wedding. I had no idea. And when proteins are exposed to air, they can become oxidized, which can create rancid flavors and odors,” Chapman explains. It’s just a little tiny bit of buttercream. with Fiona Kelly, Wedding Photographer, Amazing Wedding Cakes Without Breaking The Bank! I've only done fruit/custard in birthday/party cakes that were served immediately. Happy + Safe New Years to all!!!!!!! That was a heck of a lot of information in there. When November comes I unwrap them (the aroma is wonderful) and then proceed to marzipan them, leaving the marzipan 3/4 days to dry then I ice and decorate them. Terry: [00:13:27] I had somebody phone up and say I want 600. I need a good fruitcake recipe. Download this image for free in High-Definition resolution the choice "download button" below. very, very big cake. 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