"Fruitcake" Question of the Week

How long would you dare to age a fruitcake and still eat it, assuming it was made and stored properly?
          a.  1 year
          b.  5 years
          d.  10 years
          e.  25 years
          f.  I wouldn't eat it, no matter how fresh it was...

Enjoy a special evening of "Fruitcake Science" on Wednesday, December 29 at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Answer:  e - Yes, a fruitcake will keep 25 years if stored in an airtight container, provided it was prepared with the right preservatives.  And what are the "right preservatives?"  Send us your suggestions.