I decided to make the fruitcake wreath yesterday and opened up the recipe to see if I could put it together really quickly. Lo and behold, the first step is to soak the fruit in vodka for a week before starting the cake. I looked at what type of fruit I needed:
"Glacéed mixed fruit, preferably lemon and orange peel" and "glacéed red cherries."
I had to idea what "glacéed" meant but soon discovered that it means candied fruit. Then I read Rose's blurb and it said that she recommended high quality glacéed fruit from France because it tastes the best. I'm impatient and cheap so I decided to make my own candied fruit.