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Friday, September 6, 2013

The Depressed Cake Shop Is Coming to Seattle

Posted by on Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

  • Lou Lou P’s Delights, London
Friends! The Depressed Cake Shop is coming to Seattle! It started in the UK and has spread across the world, with pop-ups in places like Scotland, Los Angeles, and London. The goal is this: Sell gray-colored cakes and cookies to raise awareness of and fight stigmas that often come with mental health issues, while raising money for mental health organizations, too. Proceeds from Seattle's Depressed Cake Shop will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

It happens Saturday, October 5th, from 10 am-4 pm at Sole Repair on Capitol Hill. Admission is free and there will be raffles, too! I'm going to bake some grey cupcakes (with anti-depressant sprinkles, even!), and a lot of other talented bakers will have treats for sale, too.

Find out more about the project at



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Cracker Jack 1
If they have morose macarons, I'm there!
Posted by Cracker Jack on September 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM · Report this
Megan Seling 2
@1 Look at the picture used at the top of the Facebook event page!…
Posted by Megan Seling on September 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM · Report this
delirian 3
I'm going to bake some grey cupcakes (with anti-depressant sprinkles, even!)
I hope that is a fancy way of saying chocolate sprinkles and not that you are going to put some ground up Prozac on the cupcakes.
Posted by delirian on September 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM · Report this
Megan Seling 4
@3 Ha! No, I'm not going to put real anti-depressants on or in any of the cupcakes.
Posted by Megan Seling on September 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this
Keister Button 5
I'm down with that.
Posted by Keister Button on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 6
@3 - Prozac is much too slow-acting for a cupcake to have much effect. You'd have to make a point of eating a Prozac-cake every day for several weeks before you start to notice anything, and the corresponding weight gain might not be worth it.

Now, a Xanax cake, that's a different story.
Posted by MacCrocodile on September 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM · Report this
knobtheunicorn 7
Psychopharmacological sprinkles already exist! Depakote sprinkles are a seizure medication also used to treat manic episodes for by bi-polars and for severe migraines.
Posted by knobtheunicorn on September 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM · Report this
Jubilation T. Cornball 8
I learned more in seven comments than I ever have before on Slog!!! And yum!
Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball on September 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM · Report this
Unfortunate that the link in the Stranger article does not point to NAMI Greater Seattle website.
Posted by Fred Mertz on September 7, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this
Prozac is hella bitter. It would make a terrible sprinkle. Same goes for Wellbutrin.
Posted by benevola on September 9, 2013 at 11:04 AM · Report this

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