The Wedding cakes are coming along nicely! I've been administering a weekly dose of brandy - they're soaking it up and smelling wonderful!
In the past I have always fed my fruit cakes with brandy the traditional way - by making holes in the cake with a skewer before using a teaspoon to drip the brandy in. What usually happens is that the brandy runs across the surface of the cake making it soggy and doesn't really penetrate right through to the middle. Using a hypodermic needle means I can squirt the brandy right into the core of the cake! I was a bit squeamish of the needle at first but I soon got used to it - now it seems like the most natural thing in the world!