The Depressed Cake Shop Uses Baked Goods—Gray on the Outside, Colored on the Inside—to Encourage Conversation about Mental Health Issues

 Local bakers and artists will donate themed baked goods and visual art piece to raise money and awareness for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). All proceeds from sales go to NAMI Westside, the Los Angeles chapter.

The Depressed Cake Shop, the phenomenon that swept England in early August, is coming to Los Angeles.

The Depressed Cake Shop is a pop-up bakery that sells gray-colored cakes and baked goods to help raise awareness about mental health. An opening party will be on Friday, August 23 and the shop is also open on Saturday, August 24.

                Depressed Cake Shop @ Buckwild Gallery

12804 Venice Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90066

                                    You are invited to !

                           Opening party featuring champagne, cocktails, gray baked goods,  and much more

Friday, Aug. 23 — 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

                                    The Depressed Cake Shop will be open and filled with delicious

gray cakes and other baked goods.

Saturday, Aug. 24 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Depressed Cake Shop

Those who suffer with mental illness often suffer in silence. With The Depressed Cake Shop, we intend to bring awareness to the fact that 1 in 4 people are afflicted 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.


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To volunteer or to RSVP, please visit the Depressed Cake Shop Facebook page.