A sticky-rum soaked cartoon of a cake. You must try it, is is worth every ounce of money and effort! My sister's favorite request every Christmas. I start making it in October. This cake is euphoria. This is Fruitcake done right. YOU WILL NEED TO START THE BAKING PORTION OF THIS CAKE AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE YOU WANT TO EAT IT. BEGIN SOAKING THE FRUITS AT LEAST A MONTH IN ADVANCE. Not really for the novice baker (only because you have to figure out the baking time on your own based on the size of the cakes you make). I recommend mini loaf pans for this. Merry Christmas!