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Event: Depressed Cake Shop

Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: mistywinesberry
Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: mistywinesberry

This year, I was asked to participate in a wonderful event called Depressed Cake Shop.   If you haven’t heard of it before, it is basically a pop-up bakery that shows up in lots of cities, with delicious baked goods, gray on the outside and colored on the inside, all to encourage conversation and raise money for mental health issues.

Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: mistywinesberry
Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: mistywinesberry

WHY? Those who suffer with mental illness often suffer in silence. With The Depressed Cake Shop, we intend to bring awareness to the fact that one in four people are touched with some type of mental illness and open the doors for conversation to begin. The Depressed Cake Shop is a different kind of cake shop – one that features gray, sad-looking cakes that are meant to represent the feelings of depression and other illnesses — when people cut the cakes open, they’ll find a pop of color symbolizing hope.

Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: Depressed Cake Shop
Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: Depressed Cake Shop

Since one in four people will suffer from, or be touched by a mental health issue at some point in their lives, this is a cause I can definitely get behind.  Just as it has for the last couple of years, it will be popping up in Seattle and I hope you all will take a moment to go and check it out.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 10th, from 10am to 2pm at Sole Repair on Capitol Hill- 1001 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: Depressed Cake Shop
Depressed Cake Shop: photo credit: Depressed Cake Shop

You can find them online here

Or on Facebook here

Fellow bloggers and bakers!  There may be a DCS coming to your city! To donate baked goods or find out how you can get involved, send a note toinfo@depressedcakeshop.com.

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2 thoughts on “Event: Depressed Cake Shop

  1. Thank you for participating in/sharing this event! I only wish I lived anywhere near Seattle so I could come check it out. There is still so much stigma, silence, and shame around mental illnesses like depression, and it results in isolation which is the worst thing for a person with depression. We need love and support and encouragement, and events like these are awesome!

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