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Cake & Loaf Gatherings

Sweet and Savoury Recipes to Celebrate Every Occasion

by (author) Nickey Miller & Josie Rudderham

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Baking, Holiday, Desserts
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
    List Price

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Gather at home for all your favourite occasions throughout the year and celebrate—dinner to dessert—with over 80 mouthwatering recipes.

Celebrate year-round with sweet and savoury favourites from the beloved neighbourhood Cake & Loaf Bakery. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with that special someone or your bestie, a birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day; enjoying a summer party, tea party, Thanksgiving, or a holiday meal with friends and family, you’ll find the perfect recipes to create crowd-pleasing offerings—sweets, savoury dishes, or both—along with lasting memories.

Josie and Nickey love celebrating. Inside they also share their party planning and successful gathering advice—including tips for sustainable hosting, packaging take-home treats and favours, and even how to create sharing platters to round out a party spread—along with their mouthwatering recipes organized by occasion. Every recipe includes make-ahead tips, storage notes, and more so you can plan to make recipes in advance of your gathering—for stress-free entertaining and more time to spend with friends and family on that special day.

Whether you want to make a Mile-High Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese Pie for Father’s Day, Chocolate Dipped Brownie Mummies for Halloween, Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake for a fall gathering, or Roasted Vegetable Torta Rustica for New Year’s Eve, you’ll return to Cake & Loaf Gatherings time and time again for all your celebrations.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

NICKEY MILLER and JOSIE RUDDERHAM are co-authors of the bestseller Cake & Loaf and co-founders of Cake & Loaf Bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. They are living wage advocates and passionate about equality in the culinary industry. Their progressive leadership has earned them several national and local awards. Nickey and Josie have also appeared on Food Network’s Donut Showdown.

Editorial Reviews


“Nickey and Josie are your guides to everything delicious and gorgeous in their inspiring cookbook. They teach you how to host get-togethers large and small for any day and every holiday, while taking things to the next level to create truly memorable experiences. I’ve already dog-eared the recipes for the Mini Egg Cake, Black and White Coffee Cake, Soft Pretzels, and Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Sandwich Bars.” —Amy Rosen, James Beard Award-nominated, award-winning freelance journalist, and author of Kosher Style

“When I moved to Hamilton, a city I knew nothing about, I was so delighted to discover Cake & Loaf’s whimsical baked goods—even more so hearing about their commitment to creating a positive work environment. Now they’re sharing their recipes to make all your celebrations positively delicious, be it New Year’s Eve or a Pride party. I’ve got all of their signature mini egg bakes next on my list!” —Camille Wynne, author of Jam Bake and Preservation Society Home Preserves

“Flipping through this book makes us so hungry! It offers everything you’ll need to throw together a delicious party from start to finish—all in Cake & Loaf’s signature, approachable style. Nickey and Josie also share the recipe for their cult-favourite Cream Egg Brownie, which we’ve been drooling over online for years! Trust us, you’ll have a hard time choosing which sweet or savoury recipe to try first.”
—Ashley Kosowan and Jenna Hutchinson, co-owners of Jenna Rae Cakes bakery and bestselling authors of Jenna Rae Cakes

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