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One Man's Outlet For His OCD Is Now A Local Bakery With A Mission

James Avant IV began baking to relieve his anxiety due to OCD, then turned his passion into a business, OCD Cakes.

While a student at the University of Cincinnati, James Avant IV was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. To help alleviate his anxiety he turned to baking, and in 2014, James launched OCD Cakes, a bakery with a mental health awareness mission.

In January, 2017, he started Bakeologie, which offers affordable cooking classes. Both businesses are run out of the Findlay Kitchen at Findlay Market.

James Avant spoke with us about OCD Cakes and how his bakery helped him with his obsessive compulsive disorder.