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    Mold on fruitcake?

    My wife made a couple of dark and a couple of light fruitcakes, using the Better Homes and Gardens cook book. When she unwrapped them, this morning to moisten them, there was mold on them, Mostly on the top of the cloth with a little on the cake itself and none on the sides or bottom. She is going to moisten it with brandy and re-wrap it in a new cloth, in hopes that it will correct the problem. My question is whether or not the mold is a problem, making the project a failure. We have made these many times with never encountering this problem. Thanks for your input
    George

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    Mold on fruitcake?

    sounds like too much moisture got in there and didnt get enough air to the loaves. try lessening up the brandy and let it air out abit. how was she storing it??


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    Mold on fruitcake?

    It was wrapped in a clean dish towel that had been moistened with orange juice, then wrapped in aluminum foil as directed in the recipe.

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    Mold on fruitcake?

    hmm...well im stumped! sounds like maybe the towel itself was a bit to moist or perhaps been contaminated some how? im not sure..what happened..hopefully someone will come along with better info. sorry I couldnt be of help to youkph

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    Mold on fruitcake?

    Thanks for your input. Now to get back to my original question. Is the mold harmful or is it like a little mold on bread or cheese and is it Ok if you just scrape it off? Hate to lose all of the effort and expense that we went to. This is the first time we have ever had a problem and we have made fruitcake for at least 20 years.

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