Now that’s a cake fit for the White House!
Kerry Washington kicked off her 40th birthday celebrations by sharing a photo of her epic cake on Instagram on Tuesday.
The giant creation was smothered in white frosting and decorated with berries and the words, “Happiest of birthdays Kerry!”
Preparing to chomp down on the corner of the baked delight, the Scandal actress posed for a fun photo.
“Spending my birthday with the #Scandal
family,” she captioned the pic. “No place I'd rather be. I can't believe this is our 6th season. Jeez Louize. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE.”
also had various cupcakes surrounding the cake, meaning there was no shortage of sugar highs to get the cast and crew through another day of filming.
Washington marked the milestone by appealing to her social media followers to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union in honor of her big day.
Co-stars and celeb pals were quick to wish the Golden Globe
and Emmy nominee a happy birthday.
Her Scandal love interest, Tony Goldwyn, shared a fun snap on Twitter, while their co-star, Katie Lowes, declared how she loves Washington, “so freaking much.”
Jane the Virgin
’s Gina Rodriguez
happily shared that she was donating to ACLU in honor of her “sister friend,” while Viola Davis
posted a snap of the two stunning in white outfits.
Meanwhile, talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres
had double cause for sending birthday wishes.
“Happy birthday, @KerryWashington! You're hands down my second favorite person on #Scandal whose birthday is today,” she tweeted, referencing her wife and Washington’s costar, Portia De Rossi’s, 44th birthday.
See Washington talk about breaking stereotypes on Scandal
in the video below.