A bit early I usually make for the holidays. I do it at the beginning of Oct. I have not made it for 4-5 years because some family that I gave too was wasting it giving it to there dogs yes with brandy on it but they are drunks and were drunk I am sure but said they liked it so I gave it to them every year till I heard that. Oh year I think this same year I made a lot of fruit cake different kinds I have a white cake fruit cake and I make some with brandy and some with apple juice. Anyways I made a lot this year for a sale and did not sell squat and I was really disappointed....I don't think the word got out enough that I had it and I know not many people like it but I know enough do and miss it. It does take a lot of time to make and is kinda a spendy thing to make the fruit and brandy. I think I am gonna try again this year and the family that was wasting it is not getting any....I think maybe just one batch I will make and see how it goes.