The chances are that most people reading this will have had a ‘Colin the Caterpillar’ birthday cake at some point in their lives. The classic M&S chocolate treat with the edible face and shoes, Colin has been making appearances at parties for 25 years now, and has graced 7 MILLION birthday bashes worldwide since he first hit the shelves.

Amongst his many fans is global superstar David Beckham, who posted this sweet snap on his 41st birthday this year. The football legend enjoyed his Colin cake with his children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Harper and Cruz, at home.

David Beckham birthday cake

So exciting news for David Beckham and his clan today as M&S have announced that there’s a new Colin the Caterpillar cake in town – and it’s a girl!

new Colin the Caterpillar cake connie

Colin’s new ‘beau’ is called ‘Connie’, and the pink covered caterpillar will be hitting the shelves in Marks and Spencer from today. Just like Colin, Connie still features an edible shoes and a face – complete with lipstick and a bow, as well as a delicious chocolate sponge. Connie the Caterpillar has strawberry flavoured buttercream instead though – to match her pink shoes of course!

Connie the Caterpillar is available in M&S stores now for £7.