Rain Cloud Cake

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Sharing the Rain Cloud Cake I made as part of a Baker’s Challenge by Kara’s Couture Cakes. The challenge was to make a gray dessert signifying what depression feels like to mark the one year anniversary of the Depressed Cake Shop Los Angeles this weekend. I’ve posted my earlier 10 year struggle with an eating disorder that completely controlled and almost ended my life on my personal facebook page, but never spoken about it on a cake site or page. This is a cause very close to my heart and a lot of those feelings are still very near the surface, my heart goes out to anyone struggling with depression or an eating disorder or other mental illness. There is such a stigma attached to the word “mental illness” so many people will not seek help because of the shame and misconception attached to the broad scope of that term. This challenge and the mission of the Depressed Cake Shop is to break those stereotypes, unmask the shame and get people to understand they are not alone, they are not crazy and it’s ok to ask for help. My cake represents the time in my life where there was no light, it felt like no hope and several occasions, I almost decided it wasn’t worth living. But, there is always hope behind the darkness – a bright yellow cake inside the cloud to represent hope and recovery from the darkness of my eating disorder and depression (you can see the cut cake in the second picture). I know this was long – but I wanted to explain the meaning behind the rain cloud! Thanks for reading all the way through xx Shannon

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JulesCarter ...

Love this Shannon, its a beautiful depiction.

Time for Tiffin ...

Beautiful x

Heavenly Treats by Lulu ...

Amazing!! I absolutely love this cake and the meaning behind it – thanks so much for sharing your story :-D

Shannon Bond Cake Design ...

Thank you so much Jules, Liz and Lulu! It was an emotional cake to make!

Audrey ...

Love everything about this cake <3 <3

Anka ...

amazing!

For the love of cake (Laylah Moore) ...

Beautiful cake and thank for sharing your story xx

Jessica MV ...

Stunning cake and love the story too, Shannon!

SweetKOKEKO by Arantxa ...

Wow!! Cool and different

Jeanne Winslow ...

Excellent! You portrayed the challenge perfectly, made even special by your personal story. Love it, Shannon

Shannon Bond Cake Design ...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they mean so much, especially on a personal cake like this! xx

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Wow, this is brilliant!!

miettes ...

Oh wow, amazing!!!

Laura Loukaides ...

Beautiful ❤

Cake Creations by ME - Mayra Estrada ...

Shannon, you did an amazing job of expressing what it is to feel depression and yet know there is hope with this cake. I actually felt as though the rain drops were tears. Your story is amazing and the fact that you were able to share it with us was a big step. I don’t know you personally but see your beauty through the wonderful cakes you make. I love this cake and the fact that it expresses your story. Thank you for sharing : )

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