To Feed the Cake
To Serve the Cake
Many celebratory and Christmas cakes are densely packed with fruit and often made in advance then wrapped and left to 'mature' for a few weeks or months. The popular custom of feeding the cake periodically with small amounts of alcohol can help to keep the cake soft and add extra flavour. Lighter spongier fruit cakes, which contain less sugar, can also be fed although they will not keep so long.