Using depressed cakes to improve mental health

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cupcakeSEATTLE — A phenomenon sweeping across England and major cities worldwide hit Seattle on Saturday.

The shop was a one-day, so-called “pop up” bakery that helped raise awareness about depression.

It sold cakes and cookies with a dismal-looking, gray-colored outside, but when you cut them open, a brightly-colored inside symbolizes hope.

“Cakes are used for celebrations. They’re usually pink. They’re usually rainbow colors. And turning it on its head, to make them gray, representing the feelings that people feel when they have depression,” said event organizer Melissa Riddington.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Seattle chapter of the National alliance on Mental Health.


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