Gray isn’t a color that’s employed all that often in pastry and baking, but a few Houston chefs are making an exception on behalf of a good cause. Jody Stevens of Jodycakes will host a pop-up bake shop called The Depressed Cake Shop to raise money on behalf of The Montrose Center, a mental health organization that provides behavioral health and prevention services to Houston residents. The Depressed Cake Shop pop-ups have been featured in thirty cities across the world after first being launch in London this summer.
Renowned chefs from The Pass & Provisions, Uchi Houston, Triniti, Eatsie Boys, Paulie’s, Jodycakes, Brooklyn Athletic Club, Bar Boheme, and a number of other eateries will prepare one-of-a-kind pastries and baked goods for sale at Paulie’s on September 22. “One in four people will suffer from mental health issues during their lifetime. Many of the people close to me either have suffered or do still, and I want to take this chance to make a difference,” Stevens said in a press release.
Available for purchase at the culinary benefit will be an assortment of cookies, cakes, brownies, macarons, grey ice cream sundaes, and other unique sweets from local chefs. Individuals will also have the chance to win exclusive, gourmet cakes from chefs at Uchi Houston and Triniti, which will be raffled off during the one-day event. Stevens plans to recreate the famous gray armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias as well.
The Depressed Cake Shop will take place at Paulie’s on Sunday, September 22, from 2-5 p.m. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Montrose Center, a nonprofit organization. For more information or updates on the event, please visit the Depressed Cake Shop’s Facebook.