Judi Dench celebrates her birthday with the most British cake imaginable


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For the benefit of our non-British readers, Colin the Caterpillar is kind of a big deal.

It was Dame Judi Dench's birthday on Sunday. Her daughter helped her celebrate the only legitimate way a British person can.

Okay so it's a nice picture in general, birthday cakes are nice. But that isn't just any ordinary cake. That, my friends, is a caterpillar cake, a staple of British childhood.

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Judi Dench and Bill Nighy appear in a National Theatre production of 'The Seagull' by Chekhov. (Photo by robbie jack/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actress Judi Dench and actor Michael Williams with their newborn baby, 1972. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actresses Judi Dench and Samantha Bond perform in Amy's View, at the Royal National Theatre. (Photo by robbie jack/Corbis via Getty Images)
English actress Judi Dench as Ophelia at a dress rehearsal of Michael Benthall's production of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' at the Old Vic, London, 15th September 1957. (Photo by Jimmy Sime/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Ian Richardson (1934 - 2007) as Oberon and Judi Dench as Titania during the filming of Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 1968. The film was directed by Peter Hall. (Photo by David Farrell/Getty Images)
English actress Judi Dench, circa 1995. (Photo by Larry Ellis Collection/Getty Images)
Billy Connolly and Judi Dench (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 9: Actress Dame Judi Dench attends the 'Mrs. Brown' New York City Premiere on July 9, 1997 at the Tribeca Film Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
The Prince of Wales, patron of the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts, speaks with actors Sir Ian McKellen (left) and Dame Judi Dench, and Marks & Spencer chairman Andrew Stone and wife, at the launch of the Creative Forum for Culture and the Economy, at Buckingham Palace tonight (Wednesday). Watch for PA story. WPA Rota Photo by Tony Harris/PA (Photo by Tony Harris - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
English actress Judi Dench as M, the head of MI6, in a scene from the James Bond film 'The World Is Not Enough', 1999. (Photo by Keith Hamshere/Getty Images)
ACADEMY AWARDS: PRESSROOM 03/21/99 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA THE 1999 ACADEMY AWARDS 'THE OSCARS' PRESSROOM - James Coburn (Best Supporting Actor), Gwyneth Paltrow (Best Actress), Dame Judi Dench (Best Supporting Actress) and Roberto Benigni (Best Actor, B
Judi Dench during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Press Room at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Judi Dench during Opening of 'Closer' in New York City at Music Box Office in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 6: Actress Dame Judi Dench attends the 53rd Annual Tony Awards on June 6, 1999 at the Gerswhin Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Judi Dench and Red Buttons during 'Mrs. Henderson Presents' Los Angeles Premiere and After Party in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage for The Weinstein Company)
LONDON - APRIL 20: Dame Judi Dench arrives at the British Academy Television Awards 2008 held at the London Palladium in London on April 20, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: Judi Dench attends summer fundraising party for The Old Vic Theatre at Battersea Power station on July 1, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images)
Dame Judi Dench holds roses called 'Drama Queen' at the Hampton Court Palace flower show, London. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: The Dorchester Outstanding Achievement Award winner Dame Judi Dench poses with Sir Peter Hall in the press room at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at The Dorchester on January 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED) Dame Judi Dench (L) and Daniel Craig attend a photocall for the new James Bond film 'Skyfall' at The Dorchester on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Judi Dench attends the Royal world premiere of 'Skyfall' at The Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Dame Judi Dench and Philomena Lee attend a screening of 'Philomena' during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square on October 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Judi Dench attends the London Film Festival premiere of 'Philomena' at Odeon, Leicester Square. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
(left to right) Jeff Pope, Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan attend a photocall for their new film Philomena at the Claridges Hotel in London, as part of the 57th BFI London Film Festival. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Dame Judi Dench poses following an 'In Conversation' with Sir Richard Eyre at The Hospital Club as part of the Mountview Academy's 70th birthday celebrations on June 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Zoe Wanamaker and Dame Judi Dench attend the press night after party for 'The Winter's Tale' by the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at The National Cafe on November 7, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Judi Dench during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/GC Images,)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Ali Fazal and Judi Dench attend the 'Victoria & Abdul' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Dame Judi Dench attends Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kirk Douglas Award of Excellence Dinner sponsored by Belvedere Vodka honoring Dame Judi Dench at Bacara Resport And Spa on November 30, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Dame Judi Dench attends Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kirk Douglas Award of Excellence Dinner sponsored by Belvedere Vodka honoring Dame Judi Dench at Bacara Resport And Spa on November 30, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)
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