Time for a major change of pace. My cousin Roger sends this note, which I post now so that people who are interested have time to bake this by the holidays:
I just came across an interesting article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on a Caribbean traditional Christmas fruitcake. See it here. It has a resemblance to the Panama wedding cake in many of its ingredients and preparation.
The Panamanian wedding cake to which he refers has been described, with some elaboration, in my daughter's article in Salon here.