Mama’s plans for winter

first_imgNational Cupcake Week’s overall recipe champion Mama’s Cupcakes has launched a new winter range, including its competition-winning Black Forest variety a chocolate sponge laced with kirsch and glacé cherries.Also in the range is My Christmas Cupcake a fruit cake with sherry-soaked fruit, nuts and cherries, topped with marzipan, royal icing and sugared decorations; My Forest Fruit Cheesecake a light vanilla sponge topped with a swirl of white chocolate cheesecake and centred with forest fruits pureé and then topped off with a mix of berries; and My Barbie Cupcake celebrating 50 years of Barbie a pink cherry sponge topped with pink butter cream and edible pink glitter.Prices: (batch of 12) £17.50- £

Obama Talks Haiti, Honduras with Dominican President

first_imgBy Dialogo July 14, 2010 US President Barack Obama thanked the Dominican Republic Monday for help in battling crises in Haiti, Honduras and on drugs trafficking as he hosted President Leonel Fernandez at the White House. Fernandez meanwhile praised Obama for keeping Latin American issues on his agenda, as he copes with economic and diplomatic crises on multiple fronts. “One of the first messages I wanted to deliver was our appreciation for the role the Dominican Republic played in helping the international community respond to the crisis in Haiti after the devastating earthquake,” Obama said. “The Dominican Republic’s role, President Fernandez’s role in particular, was extraordinarily important. It saved lives, it continues, as we look at how we can reconstruct and can rebuild.” Obama spoke in the Oval Office as Haiti marked six months since hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the massive earthquake, with multitudes of people still homeless and international aid only slowly trickling in. The US leader also praised the Dominican Republic for its role in feverish regional diplomacy following the ouster of former president Manuel Zelaya in a coup just over a year ago. Zelaya, now in exile in the Dominican Republic, accused the United States of having backed his ouster — a claim the State Department has denied. As always, when he meets leaders from Latin America, Obama stressed the need for a joint, region-wide effort to crack down on drug trafficking and related violence.last_img read more