Got fruitcake? It's the butt of many a holiday joke in the United States, but the dessert is downright venerable in the United Kingdom, where it's a regular part of wedding menus.
It reportedly will be part of Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding menu on April 29.
People magazine reports that British wedding designer Sarah Haywood says couples usually store the top layer of the cake in a tin and serve the fruitcake at their first child's christening.
Haywood tells People about a current trend: "Each tier [of the cake] will be different," she says, "and we usually put the fruitcake at the top."
A traditional fruitcake is made with fruit, candied nuts and spices.