The pop-up dinner scene is bustling as ever, but Eater hasn't learned about any pop-up bakeries recently, until this morning. Word comes from The Stranger that The Depressed Cake Shop is back this Saturday, serving up treats donated by local bakers that are gray on the outside and colorful on the inside. As always, the pop-up—which also happens in New York, San Francisco, LA, Pittsburgh, and beyond—is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues, with the bright part of the baked goods symbolizing hope.
According to The Depressed Cake Shop's website, one in four people will either suffer from or be touched by a mental health issue at some point in their lives. The shop describes itself as "a safe place for conversation and a unique toolkit that will enable interested bakers and organizers to raise funds for mental health charities through locally organized pop-ups."
Per The Stranger, proceeds from Saturday's event will go to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Seattle. The pop-up will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Capitol Hill's Sole Repair.