Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Local bakers and artists will donate baked goods and holiday gifts to raise money and awareness about mental health. Proceeds go to the St. Joseph Center in Venice, CA and NAMI Westside, the Los Angeles chapter. 

Bakers – many who use baking to manage their own mental illness and joy – find creative ways to visually represent what it means to them.

The Depressed Cake Shop is a pop-up bakery selling gray-color themed cakes and baked goods that powerfully demonstrate the effects of depression. Pops of color remind us that mental illness is a cloud that can lift with the proper treatment, increased conversation and understanding. 

Proceeds from each shop directly benefit a mental health charity. The phenomenon swept England and made its Los Angles debut in August. It has also popped up in Houston, Seattle, Glasgow, Bangalore, India and Montreal.

The Holiday Edition will sell cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, whole cakes, macaroons and other surprises.

6 to 9 PM – Friday, December 13
10 AM until the last cake is sold – Saturday, December 14

The Depressed Cake Shop Los Angeles at the St. Joseph Center:
204 Hampton Drive Venice, CA 90291 - Corner of Hampton and Ashland / One block east of Main Street

For more information, please visit: www.depressedcakeshop.com.

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