My mother use to make the best fruit cakes. I wish i could have gotten her recipe. I am hoping someone can help me . She would use the dried fruit and homemade cane syrup that she would buy from someone not in the stores. Her fruitcakes were very decorative she would take time puting cherries and pecans on top before baking. We always joked with her because they weighed so much. Hope some one can help me with the old fashion recipe.