November 23, 2010 11:32:22 PM

The Fruit Cake Brick
'from an ole family recipe'

Fruitcakes are known to take on lives of their own, passing from one person to the next, sometimes lingering long enough to carbon-date. Now introducing 'The Fruit Cake Brick'. It’s festive, it’s traditional, it weighs five pounds, and it’s inedible — just like the real thing. All you need to create this holiday fixture is a brick, paint, cardboard, ribbon, and shrink wrap. I've given these as gifts for years...people use them as doorstops and paper weights, or take to holiday parties. After a enough 'holiday spirit', guests will tear into one of these bad boys only to learn that it's petrified. Perfect 'hand me down' and/or re-gift.

Comments [21]

This is the perfect gift for Krazy Kat--I can just hurl this fruitcake at him for Christmas!
Love and Kisses, LuLu

Nov. 30 2010 08:51 AM

no expiration date & zero calories!!!

Nov. 28 2010 04:01 PM


Nov. 26 2010 06:53 PM


Nov. 26 2010 06:52 PM
Alice from New Orleans La

I cast my vote for the Ed Woodham Fruit Cake Brick. I had a signed and dated one for years but lost it in Katrina. At least my children are no longer harassing me about leaving it to them in my will. Every year I would find a different name written on a piece of masking tape stuck on the cake. I just hope that if it was taken by a looter they realize what they have.

Nov. 25 2010 05:18 AM

Very clever. My favorite!

Nov. 24 2010 10:10 PM
Cee from Da Bronx

Tastes just like chicken! Lol

Nov. 24 2010 06:22 PM

I didn't sh** for a year after receiving it.

Nov. 24 2010 02:47 PM

Just like my Gram-mama's. O' the memories and the teeth lost!!

Nov. 24 2010 02:21 PM
Saasha foo from Brooklyn

I still have mine from 15 years ago!!

Nov. 24 2010 12:54 PM
duane from Harrisburg, PA

These are so precious! i am feeling so moved to whip up a batch!

Nov. 24 2010 12:12 PM

Thanks, Ed. I use mine for pressing tofu.

Nov. 24 2010 09:19 AM
Bobby Wayne from New Orleans

Finally, my old Claxton doorstop can go in the trash!

Nov. 24 2010 08:35 AM

And it's Kosher too! I can't wait to make one of my very own!

Nov. 24 2010 08:28 AM

And it's Kosher too! I can't wait to make one of my very own!

Nov. 24 2010 08:27 AM
Dave Chimoskey from NYC

the aroma is so unusual, and it GOES perfectly with a bottle of Manischewitz !!! I have enjoyed my fruit cake brick for years and will continue to do so!

Nov. 24 2010 07:34 AM
Terry Hardy

I cannot believe you are handing out your secret family recipe. I think your great great great grandma, Dahlonega Gold Woodham, is rolling in her grave. Next thing you know Murry Moss will be baking some down there at his place. Just damn.

Nov. 24 2010 07:14 AM
raymondo vaughn

he stole that idea from me, hell!
he stole that brick from me

Nov. 24 2010 07:13 AM
Michael Allen from Brooklyn, NY

Now I know what to do with the bricks that are falling out of my foundation.

Nov. 24 2010 06:51 AM

Makes my teeth ache.

Nov. 24 2010 12:14 AM
Maria Fabian from New York, NY

This is nice! :-)

Nov. 23 2010 11:44 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.