Grey cupcakes at the India Depressed Cake Shop.A recent story on Slate describes the harrowing journey of a family supporting their daughter through bipolar disorder. Unlike cancer, which is a disease more easily addressed in public and in private spaces, mental illness still remains a difficult conversation. "Friends talk about cancer and other physical maladies more easily than about psychological afflictions." As his daughter sought treatment, the family felt isolated and alone in their struggle to recovery. Friends and relatives tiptoed around the issue, unsure of how to broach the subject or offer their support.
Aware of this stigma, and in an effort to raise awareness on issues of mental health, the India Depressed Cake shop was organised. Lavonne, a baking academy and pastry store in Bangalore, put together the Indian episode of the Depressed Cake shop, a pop-up cake shop tied thematically to mental illness. Home-bakers and professionals from all over the city brought an assortment of baked desserts, characterized by humourRead More »from The Depressed Cake Shop