2020 is officially the year of the pig. The Percy Pig that is. While most of us are just about muddling through, M&S’s iconic piggy creation is essentially living his best life and expanding his empire to way beyond it’s humble chewy sweet beginnings.
The friendly-faced pink piggy who made Vogue’s Hot List back in 2008 (yes, really) is the star of M&S’s latest amazing creation, a Percy Celebration Cake worthy of a Bake Off showstopper entry. Ok, so 2020 may have been low on occasions to celebrate, but we’d say this mouth-watering masterpiece is a reason in itself. Made with layers of sponge sandwiched together with fuity jam and Percy-flavoured pink buttercream (drooling yet?) it’s topped off with retro sprinkles and, of course, Percy sweets. As M&S said when they shared it on their Insta feed “You *could* wait until your next birthday to pick one up, but honestly, why would you?” Quite.
If you’re planning a Percy pilgrimage – the £12 cake is only available in stores – you might end up with one serious sweet haul as other recent Percy launches include mince pies, crunchy mini bites and technicolour Party Percy sweets. Oh, and if you’d rather make a cake than buy one (respect) check out M&S’s sugar coma-inducing Percy recipes online – we’re talking mallow fudge, milkshakes and dessert nachos. Yes, we did say dessert nachos. Lockdown weekends just got a lot more interesting.