How do you wrap a fruit cake for a gift?
After cooling, wrap your fruitcakes in some natural parchment paper. Place them back in the mini loaf pans and tie some jute twine around each. When finished twining, don’t forget to add some fresh pine and berries for the ultimate holiday freshness.
How do you wrap a Christmas fruit cake?
Wrap it up tight
Once your cake has cooled and has been removed from its tin, carefully wrap it in a double layer of plastic wrap. Make sure this is well sealed, then wrap it is a double layer of foil. Place the cake in a well sealed container and store in a dark, cool and dry place.
Can I wrap Christmas cake in cling film?
Yes. For best results, wrap it well with cling film, then put it in a Ziplock bag or wrap it again with foil and store it in the freezer (usually for up to 6 months, though this dependes on the temperature of your freezer).
How do you keep a Christmas cake moist?
To ensure you have a nice moist fruitcake
- Take a muslin/cheesecloth soaked in rum, brandy or fruit juice Wrap the cake well with this liquor/fruit soaked cheesecloth.
- Cover the wrapped cake in aluminum foil.
- Do not let the aluminum touch the cake directly. …
- Place the cake in an airtight plastic box.
How do you moisten a fruit cake after baking?
All you need to do is brush a little milk or cold water over the cake. Then, place in a preheated, medium heat oven (around 350F/175C) leave for around for up to 20 minutes or until it crisps.
What do you wrap fruit cake in?
Using fruit juice can increase the chances of your fruitcake going mouldy. Wrap each cake in several layers of cheesecloth and then in plastic wrap. Store the cakes in airtight containers in a cool dry place, but not in the refrigerator or freezer.
How long will a fruit cake last without alcohol?
A virgin fruitcake (no alcohol) will last up to 1 month at room temperature, 6 months in the fridge, and 12 months in the freezer. If alcohol is added to the recipe, fruitcake can last much longer. However, the dried or candied fruit and nuts may start turning rancid after a couple of years.
How often should I feed my Christmas cake?
It is best to feed your cake, every fortnight from when it has been baked. To begin unwrap the top of the cake, you can leave the sides covered. Step 2: Using a skewer, prick several holes into the top of your cake.