Depressed Cake ShopIt's official: the Depressed Cake Shop is popping up at Optimism Brewing Company again this year on Saturday, October 7, 11am-2pm!

NAMI Seattle's annual event, the Depressed Cake Shop, is a one day pop-up bakery during Mental Illness Awareness Week that raises awareness of mental health conditions by offering sweet, sad treats donated by local bakeries. 

The baked goods follow a theme: The outside of the cake/cupcake or dessert is colored grey, representing the ways that mental illness can weigh us down or dampen our light, while the sweet (and sometimes colorful!) interior, symbolizes hope and our vibrant potential just beneath the surface.  

The Depressed Cake Shop started in the UK and soon after the concept took off all over the world. Since 2013 the Depressed Cake Shop has popped up around Seattle and in 2016, sold out in 3.5 hours! Check out all the pictures from last year's Depressed Cake Shop on Facebook and follow NAMI Seattle for updates on the next event.

Are you a local bakery or business looking to join the mental health movement this year? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!



Thanks to everyone who participated last year and made the Depressed Cake Shop a huge success:

 Layer Cake Sponsors

Brad and Chad Benson

Northwest Clinical Research Center

Spiros Pizza

Rory's of Edmonds


Cupcake Sponsors

HomeSmart RE Associates

Group Health


Cake Pop Sponsors

Jenny Boyce


Robbie Tradal Windermere RE N.W. Ballard


2016 Bakeries

BAKED. Custom Cakes

Balleywood Creamery

Bells Pastries

Bombo Bake Shop

Brown Sugar Baking

Cake Rhapsody

Chaco Canyon

Chef Dane Catering

Cupcake Royale

Dangerously Sweet Cake Designs

Deep Sea Sugar & Salt

Dolcetta Artisan Sweets

Fancy Free

Fran's Chocolates

GF Sugar and Spice Baking Co.

Hello Robin

Mangetout Catering

Morfey's Cakes

Navos Cafe and Catering

New York Cupcakes



RylieCakes Bakery

Safeway Ballard

Stuffed Cakes

Take 5 Urban Market

The Confectional

The Kitchen Imp

The Seattle Barkery

Two Kings Confections

Wildflour Gluten Free Baking Co


Raffle and Inkind Donors

Optimism Brewing Company

Valentina Vitols Studio

Tom Douglas Restaurants

Salt & Iron

Mud Bay Capitol Hill

Ugly Baby

Pagliacci Pizza

Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Woodland Park Zoo



Pacific Office Automation

All The Best Pet Care (Madison Location)

The Garage

Julie Austin

Core Power Yoga Capitol Hill

Grand Central Bakery

Columbia City Bakery

Carrie Milburn



Thanks for your sweet support!

Upcoming Events

No events
Website designed by |. . | .|