• Charley

    I found out about the Depressed Cake Shop *just now*, and looking through the photos I can see the concept and the irony behind it–baking the sadness out through delicious therapy. The photos spoke volumes to me.. I have depression. I have been seeing a therapist for over a year for it, and taking medication, and am fairly balanced out these days, but I understand that years and years of mental torment can never be completely stripped away. There may *never* come the day where I will never be depressed again, but I realized that do have life’s little joys to keep me going. Among them: loving family, my perfect health, and–of course–baked goodies! I love this idea of raising awareness of mental health issues, and gray and sad or not, they all look tasty to me :).

  • Stacie Scattergood

    this is such a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing.

  • kris

    Surely I’m not the only person who finds this concept disgusting and offensive. People with depression have enough self-doubt, negative self talk, feelings of inadequacy and other issues… they don’t need it represented on a freaking cupcake. As a 20-year sufferer of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, I want to cry when I see these products. It’s extremely offensive… To the point that I’m posting on a message board when I NEVER post on message boards. In my opinion, this pokes fun at the real, deep emotions people with depression feel. While I agree wholeheartedly with your mission to raise awareness, I am disgusted by the methods you promote.

    • DepressedCakeShop

      Hi Kris,

      We’re sorry that our products upset you, but another way to look at it is that they’re primarily made by bakers who also suffer from depression, anxiety, or other mental illnesses. Those with mental illness often suffer in silence, and these products are a way for them to express how they feel. We encourage you to visit or get involved with one of these events to see one of them in action or to join the official Facebook group. You might be surprised at the supportive community you find there.

      • Priyanka

        It is a amazing idea, and being a Psychology student I can say, it can help struggling people to express what they are feeling. Coming coming here shows they want to get better.

    • Ennis

      I’ve suffered from depression all my life and I think this is a fantastic idea. I don’t find it offensive at all, quite the opposite.

      • ValerieVG

        Thank you so much! I am sorry for the delay responding. We are really proud to be a small part of the solution.
        Depressed Cake Shop Los Angeles

  • Camille Pépin-Bernard

    Hi. first, wow. I just got over an eight years depression (and I’m 24) AND I am studying bakery in Quebec, Canada. I find your idea so amazing. I’ll keep reading and thinking about it. Might come back to you in 2014 when I’ll be havedone with class and who knows, we could have a project like that here in Quebec :)

    thanks for helping people in need. kepp goin’

    • DepressedCakeShop

      Thank you!!! We would love to have you be a part of it. There is one coming soon to Montreal! Check the Upcoming Shops Page for details :)

  • Cakeismylife

    Thank you for this – it’s great to see any and all attempts to raise awareness of mental illness. :)

    • ValerieVG

      You are welcome!! We are very proud to be doing our part to help solve this country’s mental health crisis one gray cake at a time.
      Depressed Cake Shop Los Angeles