1 1/8 pounds mixed dried fruit
2 1/4 ounces dried cranberries
5 tablespoons rum, Marsala, port or brandy (use apple juice or tea for a child-friendly version)
9 ounces self-rising flour
18 tablespoons (9 ounces) butter, softened
9 ounces light brown sugar
5 free-range eggs
2 tablespoons ground ginger
1 tablespoon mixed spice (see Cook's Note)
1 vanilla bean, seeds only (or 3 drops vanilla extract)
Pinch baking powder
3 tablespoons milk or water, optional
1 3/4 ounces maple syrup
1 3/4 ounces sugar
1 3/4 ounces rum, brandy or water
1 orange, grated zest only
1 1/4 pounds granulated sugar
8 free-range egg whites
Edible glitter, for sprinkling, optional
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