Cakes For A Cause: Gray Goodies Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues

By | September 23, 2014
Credit: Depressed Cake Shop via Facebook
Credit: Depressed Cake Shop via Facebook

There’s nothing depressing about cake. Even cake that’s been monochromatically decorated in hues of gray or black can’t spoil the goodness inside, and that’s pretty much the point.

Local baker, Jody Stevens, aka Jodycakes, has fostered an annual event that raises awareness about the sometimes-taboo subject of depression called The Depressed Cake Shop, which is a community-based movement that began in the UK and has since spread to over 30 locations worldwide. The uniquely themed bake sale will be at Paulie’s Restaurant (1834 Westheimer Rd.) this Sunday, September 28 from 2-5 p.m.

Expect starkly decorated goodies from local bakers as well as professionally prepared sweets from Montrose restaurants like Uchi, Brooklyn Athletic Club, Common Bond and more from around the city. Additionally, there will be raffle items, free cocktails from Deep Eddy vodka, live music from Chasing Daylight and representatives from the benefitting non-profit, The Montrose Center.

Houston Press reports the bake sale raised almost $5,000 last year for The Montrose Center, a haven for LGBT community members to “realize their fullest potential” through a combination of traditional therapy, education, counseling and more.

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