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Barack Obama on a cupcake -- and a lollipop

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Prepare to see a lot more of President-elect Barack Obama.

And we’re not just talking about the White House, CNN and the front page of every newspaper in America because Obama has managed to transcend race unlike anyone else in the history of the world.

Mrs. Beasleys has Obama cupcakes and cookies to order. Ken Harris, the company’s chief executive, is marking the moment with this sentiment: ‘Mr. Obama’s inauguration is a momentous occasion for all Americans. And we’re happy to know that these cookies and cupcakes along with our other baked goods will become a part of many celebrations, small or large.’

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Obama’s likeness is being immortalized on lollipops made by Chocolate.com. (These lollipops are not being sold ready-made at the site -- they were prepared to launch their new line of edible chocolate art. That said, they’ve made several batches to order for inaugural events on the East Coast.)

I wonder what Obama the food critic would say about these.

-- Rene Lynch


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