Okay all you Christmas Eve Cake Folk. You too Solid Waste Girl. I know people have been asking what that big thing of goo is in the Fridge, just hit them with a wooden spoon and tell them they will thank you later. Okay, take the covered but not sealed container of fruit and syrup out. You will need a can or so of apricots, and a dose of Apricot Nectar, and some sugar.
Pour some sugar on it, about 2-3 cups and stir it all up. You should have a HEAVY sugar syrup with fruit floating in it at different levels.
Now we are a third of the way, besides you have been at this too long now to give up. And the cake is rockin good.