You can send a friend a Colin the Caterpillar birthday cake during lockdown

We love Marks and Spencer for many reasons and now they’ve given us one more to add to the bank – a brand new home cake delivery service.

Lockdown birthdays needn’t be boring nor lacking in celebration or cheer – or even cake – as good old M&S has come to the rescue with a range of beautiful and delicious celebration cakes ready to be shipped straight to your, or a loved one’s, front door.

Colin the caterpillar
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Colin the Caterpillar Gift Bag, £20, M&S

And we haven’t even got to the best news yet, which is that one of the cake options is none other than (arguably) the nation’s favourite, Colin the Caterpillar. That’s right, for just £20 you can earn yourself some serious friend or relative points by sending a chocolatey Colin to your nearest and dearest. And that’s not all – the cake comes with everything you need to make a lockdown birthday special, including veggie Colin the Caterpillar gummy sweets and a foil balloon, all delivered in a swish M&S tote bag (perfect for the weekly shop).

Whether there’s an impending birthday on the horizon or not, we’ll be first in the queue for ordering ourselves a home-delivered Colin – because if you can’t treat yourself during lockdown, when can you?

cake and prosecco
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Happy Birthday Rainbow Cake with Sparkling Rosé Gift Set, £30, M&S

Colin the Caterpillar isn’t the only cake able to wing his way to your doorstep, either. Say happy birthday in style with a four-tier rainbow cake – covered in buttercream and sprinkles, there are options to have it delivered with either candles for £15 or a bottle of sparkling rosé for £30 (we know which one we’d go for).

chocolate cake
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Chocolate Birthday Cake with Candles, £10, M&S

rainbow cake
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Rainbow Cake with Candles, £15, M&S

chocolate cake
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Happy Birthday Surprise Gift Box, £30, M&S

There’s also a budget-friendly £10 extremely chocolatey fudge cake, which comes complete with candles and ‘Happy Birthday’ inscribed in icing on top. And lastly, for £30 you can order in a ‘Happy Birthday Surprise Gift Box’ – this comprises of a bottle of Casa di Amello Prosecco, a chocolate fudge cake, an assorted box of Swiss chocolates and Happy Birthday bunting, to make someone’s day extra special.

Go on, you know you want to.