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Bake Off champ Nadiya Hussein to make the Queen's 90th birthday cake

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The Great British Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain revealed on ITV's Loose Women today that she's making the Queen's 90th birthday cake.

Nadiya revealed: "When my agent told me, I said: 'Yep, Yep. I'm going to do it.' I had the option to say no. But you can't say no the Queen, can you?"

Nadiya said she'd had to keep the honour secret for a few weeks.

She joked: "I Googled all her cakes throughout her years and now I feel even worse because chocolate fingers won't do!"

She added: "I opted for no fruit cake and the Palace said that's fine. I thought, let's do something different, [so] I'm doing an Orange Drizzle with orange curd and orange butter cream and fondant icing.

"I have to present it to her myself on Thursday at a party. I'm so nervous!"

Nadia told her daughter she was making a cake for the Queen, and she said: "Mary Berry? You've made a cake for her…"

Nadiya was a supremely popular winner of The Great British Bake Off last October.