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Scientology Information => Scientology on a Local Level => Atlanta, Georgia area => Topic started by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:13

Title: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:13
The Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild was formed in October 2008, after many nights of scheming and laughing on the phone.  Each month, a cake is taken to the protest, which is a tradition that started with Anonymous, and almost guarantees that the protest will be a fun event, and not the angry types of protests you see on the news, like PETA, anti-abortionists, World Trade Organization, and the like.  We like peaceful and fun protesting.  Let's face it, if we didn't laugh, we'd cry, considering the heinous abuses by scientology that we protest about.

We've been making cakes for almost a year now, and it's high time they were documented in a place of their own, so this thread is an effort to do just that.

The first cake was a relatively simple one - the theme was, appropriately enough for October and Halloween, "Dancing On Scientology's Grave."

(click images to enlarge)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/picket-2008-10-18/P1040668.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/picket-2008-10-18/P1040671.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/picket-2008-10-18/P1040781.JPG)

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - November 2008
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:14
For November, we had the L. Ron Turkey cake:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/picket-2008-11-08/P1050050.jpg)

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - December 2008
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:16
Scientology has been a bad cult, so it got coal in it's stocking for Christmas:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/picket-2008-12-13/P1050353.jpg)
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - January 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:23
One of our protestor's beloved pet ferret, Epic Ferret Guy, known to his friends as Mr. Woozle, had passed away at the end of December, and we mourned his passing along with his owner.  The brave and almost invincible Mr. Woozle had protested alongside of us at one of our earliest protests.   

L. Ron Hubbard died on January 24, 1986, so for this one, January, a speech was delivered:
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We are here today to chronicle two important deaths.

Some deaths are mourned, and some are not.

The death we mourn today is that of Mr. Woozle, perhaps better known as Epic Ferret Guy.

Epic Ferret Guy was the beloved companion of our fellow protestor, Lorelei, and was loved by all who knew him. He did something in his short life that very few ferrets have done, or will ever do - he stood bravely with us and protested scientology.

Unfortunately, he fought not only scientology, but his own personal medical struggle as well, and on December 21, 2008, he lost his final battle.

Rest in peace, Epic Ferret Guy. We are proud to have fought alongside of you.


The death that we do not mourn today is that of L. Ron Hubbard.

L. Ron Hubbard gave us the scourge that is called scientology and dianetics by some, and called cult, scam, fraud, and deception by others. He fought battles against many things - to name just a few, body thetans, the demons in his mind, those who opposed him, and those who might have helped him, psychiatrists.

There is much suspicion surrounding the manner and cause of his death, but in the end, on January 24, 1986, ironically, he was dead - with a hypnotic tranquilizer called Vistaril, a psychiatric drug, in his blood, and ten fresh needle marks in his ass.

Rot in hell, L. Ron Hubbard. We are proud to fight against the atrocity you left as a legacy.

For this protest, we had the L. Ron Hubbard Butt Full of Vistaril Cake:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/picket-2009-01-17/P1050496.jpg)

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - February 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:35
We had a blasphemous reading of scientology's OT level 3 (the one where Xenu is dropped into a volcano for eternity) as an introduction to our February Volcano Cake.  It was ooey-gooey, with chocolate syrup laced throughout, and it even smoked, thanks to dry ice and a special tube in the center hole.  A DC-8 (like the story says - ok, this wasn't actually a replica of a DC-8, but it was close enough for government work) had crashed, and aliens had parachuted down onto the top to rescue Xenu from inside:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-02-14/P1050755.jpg)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-02-14/P1050767.jpg)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-02-14/P1050792.jpg)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-02-14/P1050804.jpg)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-02-14/P1050845.jpg)

There was so much of it (4 boxes of mix) that everyone got to take a pile of it home, and we were all sick for a week (just kidding).
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - March 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:43
In March, we couldn't decide on a theme.  The suggestions were: "Party Gras / St. Pat's / March Madness / Elron Failday," so the Bakers Guild tried to wrap this all up in one cake.  This was the result:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060212.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060207.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060170.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060158.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060162.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060182.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060188.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060193.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060200.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060204.JPG)

Clearly, our cakes were beginning to get quite elaborate.
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - April 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2009, 23:51
We decided to tone it down a little for April, since the cakes had started to become difficult to get to the protest site, so we came up with something easier to make and transport, the Steaming Pile of Hubturds Cake, with L. Ron Hubbard quotes:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-04-11/P1060275.jpg)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-04-11/P1060276.jpg)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-04-11/P1060279.jpg)

Some people were a bit reticent about eating it, but it was actually pretty good, despite how it looked.

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - May 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 14, 2009, 00:05
It was pouring down rain in May, so we waited till after the protest to reveal the "Cake is a lie" cake.  Pictures don't really do it justice, so it's on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK92O1gkalE

Here are a few pictures, but watch the video, because it is better, and the pictures are screen captures of the video anyway.

(http:///alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-05-16/2009-MayCake1.jpg)

(http:///alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-05-16/2009-MayCake2.jpg)

(http:///alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-05-16/2009-MayCake3.jpg)

Someone else can explain about "the cake is a lie" for me if they will.

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - June 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 14, 2009, 00:09
The theme was pirates, or rather Sea Aargh (a play on scientology's Sea Org), so naturally our cake had that theme too:

The pirate anons have sunken the asbestos-ridden Freewinds, and left the occupants on a deserted island:
(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-06-13/P1060576.jpg)

while they party on their sea-worthy ship:
(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-06-13/P1060578.jpg)

Longcat shark rises out of the sea:
(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-06-13/P1060579.jpg)

while John Travolta laughs, like he just peed in the pool:
(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-06-13/P1060580.jpg)

Tom Cruise has been left to jump on Oprah's sofa:
(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-06-13/P1060582.jpg)

And the ghost of L. Ron Hubbard haunts David Miscavige, who is in more suitable attire than he is usually seen in:
(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-06-13/P1060583.jpg)

Observant viewers will note the recycled palm trees from February's Volcano Cake.
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - July 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 14, 2009, 00:18
July's theme was "Independence from the Cult" and the cake was a tip of the hat to Anonymous.  Fox News had done a story about Anonymous in the pre-Chanology days (before a number of people who consider themselves as part of Anonymous started protesting scientology), and in the broadcast, they showed a yellow van exploding.  Of course it was a ridiculous story, because everyone knows anonymous won't leave the basement, even to watch a van explode.  ;)  So the cake was the Independence Day Exploding Yellow Van Cake:

(http:///alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-07-25/2009-JulyCake1.jpg)

(http:///alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-07-25/2009-JulyCake2.jpg)

(http:///alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-07-25/2009-JulyCake3.jpg)

(http:///alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-07-25/2009-JulyCake4.jpg)

If someone more familiar with the Fox news story and the exploding yellow van would like to elaborate, please feel free to do so.

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - August 2009
Post by: ethercat on August 14, 2009, 00:20
August's cake was a tip of the hat to the St. Petersburg Times (http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/project/), for their stories on Gold Base and the abusive treatment of the scientology executives there.  The story was told about a game of musical chairs, so our cake was the record player (remember those?):

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-08-15/P1060639.jpg)

The brand name, Tone 40, is not only in reference to the phrase used in scientology, but by happy coincidence, also in reference to a local scientologist who drives a car with a license plate that reads "Tone 40."  Also noticed Mr. Tone 40's car at the last zoning meeting in Sandy Springs - it was kinda hard to miss.
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: Lorelei on August 14, 2009, 02:47
Each one I've had a slice of has been DELISHUS AND MOIST.

And the short answer re: "The cake is a lie" is that it is a reference to the computer game Portal.

The antagonist, a computer called GLaDOS, promises protagonist Chel that she will have cake after her trials, but Chel spots a room with "THE CAKE IS A LIE" scrawled all over the walls. GLaDOS does not produce any cake, but if the player pokes around "behind the scenes" of the game-verse, an Easter Egg--a room with a Black Forest cake--can be found.

I don't play Portal because I refuse to use Steam, so someone else who does can correct any errors in fact above. :)

Factoid: Musician Jonathan Coulton wrote the end credits music, "Still Alive," as well as "Tom Cruise Crazy."
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: Raven on August 14, 2009, 09:59
Well done EC

What Lor said about the cake is a lie is what I heard also, but she said it better of course.

June picts in case you need them
http://atlanon.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=2s5f47mw92rj9

Maybe that can save you some time.


May cake video from Stu! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK92O1gkalE  That is like the best video ever lol

If I remember right the November cake had good and plenty's with it in honor of hubbard writing's about the pinks and greys.

Now I'm off to write up a thing to read about this months cake.

(posting in epic thread )

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: Lorelei on August 16, 2009, 01:08
The chocolate cakes I've sampled pretty much fulfill my chocolate jones for a month. :) They are super-rich and OM NOMNOM good. :)

I can't wait to see what you guys came up with this month!
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: ethercat on August 19, 2009, 21:54
bump.  The missing cakes are there now.
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: Raven on August 20, 2009, 06:45
coolness  ;D
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: mefree on August 20, 2009, 18:20
Very nice and delicious!
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: Lorelei on August 21, 2009, 02:56
Not only do I "remember" record players, I still have--and use--one and have a big collection of vinyl records. :)
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: anondemosthenes on September 23, 2009, 16:35
The bakers guild makes some very epic cakes.  Cleawater aint got nothing on yall.
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - November 2009
Post by: ethercat on November 12, 2011, 23:43
Better late than never.  Here are the cake photos from November 2009, pasted directly from the picket report thread (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,1707.msg5612.html#msg5612) from the same month:

Scientologists aren't the only ones who can postulate.  We can postulate too, and we postulate a Storm of Justice:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-11-14/P1070832.jpg)

A raid on Gold Base, and all that's left is the running pole and the fence with the spikes.  They, too, will be gone soon enough:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-11-14/P1070834.jpg)

The Evidence Technician is on his way to retrieve all the evidence that hasn't been destroyed, including the Plan to Handle Anonymous and, more importantly, the old enturb server (which DM has renamed "Chug" (http://"http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=343456&sid=fb9e6aac6169a187a91a7ccbf3c65447#343456"))

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-11-14/P1070835.jpg)

DM and his partners in crime are being carted away in the Prisoner Transport van; LEOs with guns  and SP sniffing dogs stand guard in case any of them try to make an escape:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-11-14/P1070836.jpg)

As a salute to France for the convictions for ORGANIZED FRAUD, the cake was flavored French Vanilla.



Will anyone who has the missing months' cakes please post 'em in here?  kthx.

Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 13, 2011, 11:31
Most famous and tastiest protest caekes around.......  :)   
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild - March 2009
Post by: SocialTransparency on November 30, 2011, 18:03
In March, we couldn't decide on a theme.  The suggestions were: "Party Gras / St. Pat's / March Madness / Elron Failday," so the Bakers Guild tried to wrap this all up in one cake.  This was the result:

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060212.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060207.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060170.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060158.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060162.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060182.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060188.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060193.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060200.JPG)

(http://alley.ethercat.com/raids/2009-03-14/P1060204.JPG)

Clearly, our cakes were beginning to get quite elaborate.
I still love this one. Aside from the epic volcano I think this one was one of the best!
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: ethercat on November 30, 2011, 20:54
Thanks, Gman.  It was my first attempt at a "topsy turvy" cake. 

Google images for your further exploration and enjoyment: topsy-turvy cakes (http://www.google.com/search?q=topsy+turvy%22+cake&num=100&hl=en&lr=&prmd=imvnse&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=wt3WTtOiI4boggfJoKGzAQ&ved=0CFAQsAQ&biw=1155&bih=610)

It was sheer hell getting it to the protest site in one piece.   :D

Credit, too, goes to those who made the all the figures.
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: wynot on December 04, 2011, 12:56
Did anybody mention that it was perfectly edible, and quite yummy? Really good work by all concerned! (Not me; I report as an unbiased caek eater!

'til next time;
wynot
Title: Re: Atlanta Protest Bakers Guild
Post by: mefree on December 04, 2011, 16:23
This cake was one of my faves, as well.