2011 For the 16th anniversary of the Big White Cake, we hold a contest for readers to submit cake recipes. We figure it’s time to give y’all a shot at the glory (and take ourselves out of the hot seat). Senior Food Editor Mary Allen Perry gallantly wades through 800+ entries narrowing them to a few dozen. We sample up to 12 cakes a day for weeks, putting ourselves into sugar comas. But our tired tastebuds perk right up when we taste Lynn Brown’s holiday-perfect confection.