Depressed Cake Shop is a one-day, pop-up bakery designed to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of custom-made cakes, cookies, and other treats, all donated by local bakers. These special baked goods are often gray on the outside and colored on the inside, reminding people of the prevalence of emotional and psychological struggles: one in four of us will suffer from, or be touched by, a mental health issue in our lives.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our sixth annual DEPRESSED CAKE SHOP at Silver Street Studios - in the Sawyer Heights area - 2000 Edwards Street 77007.
We know that last year's event had a bit of a bottleneck getting into the bake sale, etc. This should be a much more free flowing event and we look forward to having everyone attend again this year! Lots of free parking and we have some exciting additions to this year's lineup!
Mark your calendar for October 7th, 2018 - Noon-4 PM!
Sweet sad treats for mental health awareness – save the date for this year’s event on October 13th at Optimism Brewing Company!
Every October, NAMI Seattle holds our popular Depressed Cake Shop: A community event where attendees can purchase treats made by dedicated and talented local bakers. These confections are gray and dull on the outside, but on the inside they are brightly colored – and, of course, all around tasty!
Why gray? The gray, dark outside of these treats represents depression. On the inside, the rainbow colored or other bright colors symbolize hope. All proceeds from this event support NAMI Seattle’s programs.
All proceeds benefit NAMI Seattle and help keep NAMI programs free for everyone who needs them.
For other information on how to participate as a bakery, sponsor, or volunteer, please email email@example.com.
We will have limited quantities of vegan and gluten free confections available - get there early!
Cards and cash will be accepted.
Dogs and kids are welcome! Mental health affects us all.
Depressed Cake Shop to pop up October 13th to benefit NAMI Dallas. Serving Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Rockwell Counties, NAMI Dallas, a 501(c)3 is part of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans impacted by mental health conditions.
Depressed Cake Shop returns to Kuala Lumpur!
September 16th, 2018 -- 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Lucky Bo Cafe, 65 Jalan Bangkung
The KL Depressed Cake Shop will be appearing again at the Malaysia Day celebrations. There will be lots of grey cakes on sale! All fund raised from the sale will be donated to Angsana Care. Visitors will learn about this NGO, and the event will raise awareness about the importance of mental health.
Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Bozeman, Montana in support of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Bozeman Montana will join the Depressed Cake Shop family on September 8, 2018 with a pop up shop in support of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention at Bozeman’s Out of the Darkness walk on September 8, 2018. Bridger Peak Counseling & Recovery Services and Integrative Emotional Enrichment Services will host a Depressed Cake Shop pop up there from 9am-1pm.
Where: Bozeman MT Gallatin County Regional Park
When: September 8, 2018 from 9am-1pm
Charity: American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Key volunteers and organizers: Bridger Peak Counseling & Recovery Services and Integrative Emotional Enrichment Services
In their own words here is why Bridger Peaks Counseling chose to pop up a Depressed Cake Shop:
“Bridger Peaks Counseling is a group practice with a heart for community and the cause of suicide prevention. Montana has one of the highest suicide rates per capita in the country and with limited funding, we have few services to meet the needs of individuals struggling with mental health issues. Our goal is to provide a platform to address these concerns in our community and give back to a charity that makes a difference. We are excited to use our creativity to reach the community in this unique way. In addition to the Bridger Peaks Team, we have a partner in North Brook IL (Integrative Emotional Enrichment Services) whom will be coming out specifically to support the event. We can't wait!”
Depressed Cake Shop returns to Springfield, MO to benefit Suicide Prevention and Education in SW Mo.
Springfield, MO to welcome second annual Depressed Cake Shop to benefit Suicide Prevention and Education in southwest, Missouri.
The pop up bake sale is a global event to raise awareness for mental health. Baked goods will be donated by professional bake shops as well as home bakers. Everyone is welcome to join. Proceeds from this one day event will benefit Suicide Prevention and Education in southwest, Missouri.
When: Friday, September 7, 2018 from noon - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Springfield on the Square
How to participate: The only requirement for bakers who wish to donate to this event is that all baked goods have an element of gray to symbolize the gray close that can descend over a beautiful world when someone is struggling with mental health issues. We welcome any type of donated baked good. You can make an entire cake, cakes by the slice, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies -- the only limit is your imagination. We ask that any product containing nuts is clearly labeled. Vegan and gluten free items are also appreciated. If you want to provide a list of ingredients that is very helpful, as well as a fun name for your creation.
call 417-761-5020 or email Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to bake and donate to this event.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you like the idea of discussions of mental health being less taboo? Well the Depressed Cake Shop is for you!
This Summer the Depressed Cake Shop, a social justice pop up of melancholy edible delights, comes to Meow Wolf to raise awareness and funds for local mental health resources through the sale of baked goods (in a grayish color scheme)!
100% of the proceeds (that's all of 'em) will be donated to local mental health resources to increase the availability of free counseling services. We'll have information on hand about some low cost, sliding scale, and free services in case it would help you, your friends, or loved ones.
Come on down to the learning center (to the right of the front desk) from noon to six and grab a slice of awesome. If you're interested in baking or helping us out (this is a 100% volunteer event) please visit: https://missberlinette.typeform.com/to/SVYq6I and we'll be in touch (also thank you thank you!)
Can't make the event on the 16th? Don't sweat it! We'll be hosting another event with a tracks by Commodore 256 and a gamelan ensemble (YEP!) on May 20th. More on that event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/214046582695684/?active_tab=about
Want to learn more about the Depressed Cake Shop? Visit DepressedCakeShop.com!
Visit Spotted Bear Spirits, Park Side Credit Union, and Fleur Bake Shop all day on Wednesday, May 30th to support the Nate Chute Foundation, working to end suicide through awareness and intervention in Montana. Delicious treats will be available at all three locations!!!!
Spotted Bear Spirits -- 503 Railway, Whitefish, Montana
Park Side Credit Union -- 1300 Baker Avenue, Whitefish, Montana
Flour Bake Shop -- 669 Spokane Avenue, Whitefish, Montana
is a percussion ensemble with roots in the gong/metallophone orchestras of Southeast Asia, specifically those of Central Java in Indonesia. In addition to presenting traditional Javanese music, Gamelan Encantada is committed to performing contemporary and experimental music, and in 2011, celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the release of their CD "Oasis in the Desert: New Music from New Mexico."
Frequent past participants in Albuquerque's Festival of Asian Cultures and at various events at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, Gamelan Encantada was also one of the featured local groups at the 2006 Globalquerque World Music Festival, and in 2012 were Artists in Residence at UNM's Composers Symposium. Most recently, they performed with David Felberg, James Holland and Nathan Ukens at the Sunday Chatter Chamber Music Series (on works combining violin, cello and horn with gamelan), in honor of the West Coast composer Lou Harrison, as part of a world-wide celebration of the centennial of his birth.
Today's concert will focus mainly on pieces by women composers, including a suite of traditional Hebrew songs set to gamelan by Jody Diamond (a leading figure in the American Gamelan scene and one of Lou Harrison's first gamelan teachers), a piece by SFUAD graduate Maria Siino (now a student in composition at Mills College), and a piece by Barbara Benary (of NYC's Gamelan Son of Lion), named after the "hot rolled steel" that forms the keys of the majority of the instruments that Gamelan Encantada will be using in this concert. We will also be premiering a piece written by local composer (and band member) Bob Kasenchak.
Gamelan Encantada is directed by Jenny DeBouzek. Current members are: Oscar Alcala, Sooz Hoffman, Bob Kasenchak, Kristen Keilman, Tessa Martinez, Chris Morosin, Mike Russo, Nathan Smerage, and Devin Williams.
Depressed Cake Shop
The DCS is an international grassroots movement entirely motivated by volunteers who want to make a difference to mental health resources. Local bakers donate melancholy-themed bake goods for the sale, with all proceeds going to support a resource of the organizer's choosing. This event will benefit The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance, Albuquerque Chapter.
If you or anyone you know is interested in baking or providing aesthetic for this event please inquire here: https://missberlinette.typeform.com/to/SVYq6I
Often, discussion of mental illness is stigmatized or can be triggering, but the DCS provides a platform which recognizes that mental illness is neither a rarity nor a subject which should remain the burden of the individual behind closed doors.
The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
is an international non-profit mental health organization dedicated to providing weekly peer support groups for those living with the challenges and triumphs of a mood disorder and related behavioral health and medical health issues. In an environment of mutual understanding, caring, and encouragement, we at DBSA Albuquerque believe every peer has the ability and strength within to empower themselves in their recovery journeys. Peer support is a very important factor in meaningful wellness and recovery for many of those with mental health issues.
$5-10 Suggested Donation
This coming Mental Health Awareness Week, join us for Soul Relics Museum's first-ever pop-up photo exhibition at the SGDP art space in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in London!
Come and explore the objects and accompanying stories relating to contributors' times of struggle with mental health issues over wine & cheese, and cakess!!
Soul Relics is a new concept, a new way of storytelling and story-receiving, a new narrative of collective self-exploration and memories. We believe this can foster better understandings of people’s emotions, strengths and resilience and seeks to look beyond the medicalised narrative.
- The stories
- Wheel of Wellbeing (from South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust) (https://www.wheelofwellbeing.org/)
- Cake sale - Depressed Cake Shop pop-up (http://depressedcakeshop.com) Proceeds will go to McPin Foundation, a mental health research charity
- Wine & Cheese!
You can also pledge to back the project here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/69079-soul-relics-museum-exhibition to help raise awareness!
**If you cannot make it to the reception, you can also see the work at the SGDP centre from 9 am - 5 pm on weekdays!**
Tell us your story, your soul relic! Share your story about mental health to us here: http://soulrelicsmuseum.me/stories
We will add it to our growing collection online and feature it in future exhibitions!**
#mentalhealth #art #cultureandwellbeing
Join us for Notting Hill's first Depressed Cake Shop pop-up on May 13th at Books for Cooks!
The pop-up starts at 2pm and will go until we sell out so come early :)
Cake is usually there for us on life’s happiest days — birthdays, weddings and other celebratory events.
That is precisely why the mission behind a movement of pop-up “Depressed Cake Shops” has been so successful, with the shops increasingly raising money and awareness for mental health issues across the globe.
Essentially a pro and semi-pro pop-up bake sale, the Depressed Cake Shop idea started in the U.K. a few years back. Emma Thomas, a creative director and public relations specialist, held the original fundraiser, selling cakes that were gray, with at most just one pop of color to symbolize hope.
Soon, the idea spread to countries like Australia, Scotland, India, Malaysia and of course, the United States. San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles have all hosted Depressed Cake Shop sales, too.
Donated baked goods from pros, licensed home bakers and passionate hobbyists are welcome, and they don’t have to be cakes.
We are thrilled to be popping up again in London on May 13th with all proceeds going to Mind. Please join us for beautiful goodies from a variety of the UK's most talented bakers.
Come along to our Depressed Cake Shop/ Cafe and take part in a free taster workshop looking at ways to improve mental health and well being. To ensure a place on the workshops you can email me email@example.com.
Monies raised to Inspiring Life: Evie Douglas Memorial Fund.
In tandem with the South Burnett Suicide Prevention Group, Depressed Cake Shop po-ups will be happening in Proston and Wondai on Friday 11 May. We need bakers who are willing to donate cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats decorated with grey icing! Drop off in Kingaroy on Thursday 10 May or to the pop up shop on Friday 11 May. Can you help? Please message us to find out more.
This May, bakeries around Austin are joining forces with NAMI Austin to “change the conversation” by featuring special Depressed Cake Shop items in celebration of Mental Health Month. Depressed Cake Shops feature specially decorated baked goods that have an element of gray to signify the gray cloud that can descend over a beautiful world when someone is struggling with mental health issues. Bright colors inside the dessert represent the hope that always continues. In addition, bakery patrons will receive free “conversation cards”which offer suggestions on how to start a conversation about mental health.
The following bakeries are hosting Depressed Cake Shops for Mental Health Month. Please do visit them!
- Sweetish Hill Bakery
- Skull & Cakebones Craft Bakery
- Cupprimo Cupcakery & Coffee Spot
- Sweet Treats Bakery
- Fat Cats Organic Coffee & Dessert
- Zucchini Kill
- My Sweet Austin
- Dream Bakery
In tandem with the South Burnett Suicide Prevention Group, Depressed Cake Shop po-ups will be happening in Nanango and Yarraman on Friday 28 April. We need bakers who are willing to donate cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats decorated with grey icing! Drop off in Kingaroy on Thursday 26April or to the pop up shop on Friday 27 April. Can you help? Please message us to find out more.
Comedy & Storytelling on World Bipolar Day
Love Lady Dynamite? Binging BoJack Horseman? Then you know that the comedy world is throwing down some of the most realistic, multi-dimensional portrayals of mental illness in pop culture right now. Laughter is incredibly healing, and finding the funny can be a way out of the darkness.
On World Bipolar Day (www.worldbipolarday.org), local comedians, humorists, and storytellers share their personal experiences navigating bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety with humor and heart.
Organized by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD), HumoRx’s ticket sales will benefit the Arcade Comedy Theater and the ISBD's Patient Programs.
Enjoy treats from local bakers at our mini Depressed Cake Shop, and chat with the performers after the show in our Extended Release lounge.
Hosted by: Gab Bonesso and featuring Zach Funk, Robin Hitchcock, Jen Schuchman, Andrea Shockling, Liz Tripoli, Arvin Clay, John Dick Winters, and JC Ciesielski
$15. BYOB. 16+
This show will feature some adult content and sensitive subject matter.
"Where there is cake there is hope, and there is always cake."
Come and smash the stigma with us!
Sunday 11th February 2.30-4.30 pm
JOLT, 15 Cross St, Oswestry, SY11 2NF
We will be #SmashingStigma and hosting our first Depressed Cake Shop!
On February the 11th 2018 we are launching a crowd funding campaign. We want to start a conversation about mental health that is powerful.
No more treading on eggshells.
We are not invisible, we do not want to be hidden away.
Our work in the studio and shop is #SmashingStigma every day, and now we are going to be a little noisier.
You can sign up as a #SmashingStigma Ambassador https://smashingstigma.hubbub.net/ and help us create even more noise.
If you would like to help us with this event, please bake for us! There is just one thing, the cakes need to be grey with a pop of colour to represent hope.
If you would like to get involved, let us know!
A very special Depressed Cake Shop in Scotland
Celebration Cakes by Cathy Hill hosting a Depressed Cake Shop to raise funds for Gofal in association with the United Nations of Sugar Art.
"Let's help to break the stigma on mental health while enjoying some coffee and cake," says Hill. "Pop along even if it's just a quick cuppa or to buy a cake and a raffle ticket.
Depressed Cake Shop is Back!!
Fifth Annual pop up will benefit NAMI greater Seattle
October 7, 2017
Optimism Brewing -- 1158 Broadway, Seattle
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or until all the goodies are sold out!