The Depressed Cake Shop, a pop-up bakery raising awareness of mental health issues, came to Seattle this weekend. The Sole Repair Shop in Capitol Hill was host to tables full of gray-colored goodies, some with a surprisingly colorful interior, like this rainbow cake my friend Deirdre purchased. The proceeds benefited the Seattle branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
I bought a random assortment of of gray goodies and we took everything back to Deirdre’s. After our resident chef, Jeff, attempted to repair the damage done to the cake in transit, we sliced into it to reveal six layers of rainbow, plus some M&M’s in the center.
For fun, I arranged the other treats around the cake. On top: a chocolate-covered Oreo (must have been the Halloween variety, as it was orange) and a googly-eyed cake pop. Below, a caramel Earl Grey macaron and pumpkin cream cheese cupcake topped with two “pills” filled with sprinkles.
I’m really inspired now to start a Depressed Cake Shop Tacoma. If you’re interested, please leave a comment!