Christening Cake/mouldy Fruit Cake?

Decorating By cardicard Updated 1 Feb 2010 , 1:47am by prterrell

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cardicard Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:13am
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Can anyone come up with some ideas please, i have been asked to make a square cristening cake for about 30 people. It is for a four year old girl and they want sponge bob and thomas the tank engine on it.
I haven't a clue and i want it to be really nice as i am going to be the little girls godmother. Any advice would be great.

I made my daughter a fruit cake for xmas. She never used it then and decided to cut it today, i told her not to eat the icing as it was made on 20th dec, and i wasn't sure how long icing would keep for, even in an airproof container. When she took the icing off it it was mouldy, i don't know why it was covered in apricot jam before icing. I used a delia smiths recipe which used orange juice instead of alcohol. Does anybody think it was the orange juice or have you any other ideas?

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prterrell Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:47am
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Fruit cake is preserved by the alcohol. Without the alcohol it is prime mold growing fodder.

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