Boil the potatoes and carrot, boil the eggs separately while leaving one whole to form the symbol for 2019 - the pig.
Mash the warm boiled potatoes with a fork and season with spices to taste. Divide them into 2 parts. Lay out a form with a ring (10 1/4″ (26 cm)) with plastic wrap and pour half the potatoes, while pressing them with a spoon.
In a bowl, beat the mayonnaise, yoghurt, salt to taste and if desired a pinch of black pepper and powdered garlic. Smear the potato layer with this sauce, sprinkle grated eggs, pickles and ham cubes on top.
Pour on sauce and grated carrot, finish off with potatoes. Fold in the edges of the plastic wrap, leave the salty cake to harden for an hour in the fridge.
Take it out and invert into a plate, smear with sauce on top, sprinkle grated cheese.
Decorate with olives, dill, carrots and pickles. Form the body of the pig from the egg, make cuts on top and stick in ears, a tail and snout made of ham. Use black pepper grains for the eyes.
Let this wonderful potato cake chill and serve it on New Year's or other special occasion. Perfect for the holiday dining table. Have happy and tasty holidays!