Nadiya Hussain is baking the Queen’s 90th birthday cake

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Nadiya Hussain will be making the Queen’s 90th birthday cake, she has revealed.

The popular winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off told Loose Women panellists on Friday that she received an email asking whether she wanted the gig.

“I had the option, I could’ve said no,” said Hussain. “I kind of went ‘yep, yep, I’m going to do it, I can’t say no to the Queen can I?’”

In order to prepare for the mammoth task, the 31-year-old has Googled all the cakes the Queen has received throughout the years, which she says didn’t help to alleviate the pressure.

The 31-year-old has decided to opt away from traditional fruit cakes and instead plans on making an orange drizzle cake with orange curd and orange buttercream, something she said would be “very citrussy”.

In 1947, the Queen’s 9ft “10,000-mile wedding cake”, which was named after ingredients being flown to the UK from South Africa and Australia, was a fruit cake. A 68-year-old slice sold at an auction for £500 in September.

The orange drizzle cake will be given to the Queen personally by Hussain next Thursday as she marks her milestone birthday at Windsor Castle.

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