Fruits are usually soaked in the 2nd - 3rd week of October to prepare the traditional Christmas Cake Recipe.
This Recipe is the first step to start making your Traditional Christmas Cake (Soak the fruits in Rum). There are 4 steps in making your Christmas Cake.
Soak fruits at least a month before Christmas.
Bake Cake at least 2 weeks before Christmas.
Mature the cake by feeding alcohol 3 times a week until Christmas.
Decorate as you like. (This step is optional, I do my cake with marzipan layer topped with a fondant layer)