By Olivia Bahou
Updated: Feb 10, 2017 @ 10:42 am
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Kerry Washington certainly knows how to celebrate. The Golden Globe nominee turned 40 today, and while she's spending the big day at work, there's no shortage of birthday cheer.

The mom-of-two shared a hilarious shot on Instagram, where she's pretending to munch down on one massive mixed berry cake with vanilla frosting that reads, "Happiest of Birthdays Kerry!" But the humongous dessert isn't the only thing the cast had to snack on—it was also surrounded by adorable chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, because just one sweet isn't enough for this talented birthday girl.

"Spending my birthday with the #Scandal family. No place I'd rather be. I can't believe this is our 6th season. Jeez Louise. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE," she captioned the sweet post.

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Her onscreen love interest Tony Goldwyn also shared the love, posting a silly selfie of the two. "What, no finger in the nose? I love you @KerryWashington! Happy Birthday!" he wrote.

What, no finger in the nose? I love you @KerryWashington! Happy Birthday! #Scandal

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While Washington is accepting birthday posts, she wants something else instead of gifts: donations to the American Civil Liberties Union. "Celebrate with me by donating $40 or whatever you can to the @ACLU!" she wrote on Twitter.

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Happy birthday, Kerry! Consider it handled.