CHS Pics | Perky pink cupcakes not invited as Depressed Cake Shop returns to Capitol Hill

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

3 (1)When you’re feeling down, a perky pink cupcake might just piss you off and send you lower. But a ridiculously grey cake with a hidden rainbow inside just might be worth a laugh. Before a bite, of course. And that’s the start of how things can go at the Depressed Cake Shop, the pop-up benefit for the Seattle wing of the National Alliance on Mental Illness that returned to Capitol Hill over the weekend.

Saturday’s bake sale returned to 10th and Pike’s Sole Repair where the first Seattle edition of the worldwide events was held in 2013.

This year’s Seattle Depressed Cake Shop featured help and sweets from Ada’s Technical Books & Café, Baked., Cakes by Yessi, Dangerously Sweet Cake Designs, Dolcetta Artisan Sweets, Fancy Free Bakery, Fran’s Chocolates, Hello Robin, Madison Park Bakery, Navos Café, Nuflours, Pie, Safeway (Ballard), Stuffed Cakes, Take 5 Urban Market, The Dainty Cookie, The Kitchen Imp, and Wildflour Gluten-Free Baking Co — as well as treats and assistance from area bakers and volunteers. (UPDATE: We originally posted the 2014 roster from NAMI’s site — the information has since been updated)

If you missed the sale and would like to learn more or find out how to help, visit


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