Fermented Fruit Cake Wrap
If you are making the fruitcake from scratch, the Festive Fruitcake I recipe works well. I like a recipe with some fresh-brewed coffee added in. If you are using a freshly baked cake, allow it to cool before wrapping.
Baking 2 or 3 months ahead is best, but not required if you use a store-bought cake.
If my mother-in-law was out of cheesecloth, she used paper towels.