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Can Baking Make you Feel Happier?

Can Baking Make you Feel Happier?

Friday, 23 August

A recent article published on the BBC news website has linked baking with improved mental wellbeing.

The Depressed Cake Shop ran a series of pop-up cake stalls across the country earlier this month that sold only grey cakes. The event raised thousands of pounds for mental health charities and provided an unusual platform for people to discuss mental health issues.

Melanie Denyer, the host of London's Depressed Cake Shop in Brick Lane, says the success of the event was phenomenal. "For a lot of us involved in this project, mental illness and baking are linked. A lot of us turn to baking when we're feeling low. Some of us even started baking because they were ill and needed something simple as a focus. And there is genuinely something very therapeutic about baking.

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