The Cake With a Thousand Uses

by Jeff Abbott on December 27, 2008

If you don’t know what to do with your holiday fruitcake, have you considered using it as a dart board? Or knife rack? Go here for more helpful fruitcake recycling hints. (This website is missing out on the literary applications of spare fruitcake. Book ends, support for a bare bones writers’ desk, and pencil holders come to mind.)

My mom grew up in a town near a famous fruitcake bakery, so my grandmother always had fruitcake at Christmas. The fruitcake from that bakery was actually pretty good, so I don’t hate it as much as some people do, but I don’t miss fruitcake much, either.

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    Janet December 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    That’s funny. I never understood the “I hate fruitcake” movement, unless people had stale cakes foisted on them by frugal grandmothers. Fruitcake never lasted long enough at our place to get stale.
    My kids hated it. I never understood why.

    Kristan December 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    One of my boss’s clients sends a fruitcake every year, and they accumulated over time, so now he has a standing bet that whoever eats three in under ten minutes wins $50. Or something like that. Regardless of the details, it didn’t seem worth it to me.

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