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Colin The Caterpillar cake now comes in a GIANT version - hurrah!

FORTY SLICES. FORTY.

Anna Johnstone

Picture the scene - it’s a colleague’s birthday, you’ve all (not so) subtly passed round a card, had a whip round for a Colin the Caterpillar cake, and politely asked your manager if you could have an extra long lunch break (unsuccessfully). But then - shock horror! - your irritating coworker who loudly hums Take That and broke your commemorative Royal Wedding mug selfishly takes the last slice. You know, the good extra-chocolate-y bit. What do you do? Should you have got two cakes? Does that look a bit naff? How do you allocate the candles? Well, there’s no need to panic, because Colin has all grown up - and by that, we mean that he is now GIANT.

Forty slices of chocolate heaven

Marks & Spencer has released the super-sized version of the popular kid’s party favourite, presumably, for proper adult-sized portions. The entire two kilogram cake serves 40 people, so definitely enough for everybody in a large office. Or, even better, enough for two slices each in a small office. It also comes with a personalised leaf decoration which you can personalise with ‘Happy birthday Leanne’, ‘Sorry you’re leaving Anna’, or ‘I’m still mad about my mug btw.’

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The cake still promises its soft chocolate sponge, gooey chocolate buttercream, and that hard chocolate coating that makes cutting it ever so satisfying. Plus, the grinning caterpillar face that makes even the grumpiest colleague share the same smile. You can also grab a Connie version, and also a Connie the Bride cake - although we can’t imagine that being served at the Royal Wedding...

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If you haven’t seen the cakes before, it’s because they’re only available on the Marks & Spencer website, which you can pre-order. It costs £40 (£50 for the wedding option) and you can choose your message and pick it up in your local shop - which sounds like the best office errand ever. So, who is grabbing one for their next birthday/Wimbledon/Love Island viewing/general Friday?

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