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British Muslim to bake queen’s birthday cake

Nadiya Hussain, whose parents are from Bangladesh, said that she would be making the queen an orange drizzle cake

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A young British Muslim best known for winning a popular baking show has said she will bake the official cake for the queen’s 90th birthday.

Nadiya Hussain, whose parents are from Bangladesh, said that she would be making an orange drizzle cake and orange curd and orange buttercream.

“When I told the kids [that I was making a cake for the Queen,] the boys were great at keeping it a secret,” Hussain said on the TV show Loose Women, where she is a panelist.

The 31-year-old added that the cake would be “very citrusy.”

“I was like, yep, yep, I’m going to do it. I can’t say no to the queen, can I?” said Hussain, recounting the moment her agent told her of her royal commission.

The cake will be delivered personally to the Queen next weekend on her 90th birthday to the town hall near Windsor Castle, one of the monarch’s royal residences, UK-based daily The Guardian reported.

Last year, Hussain shot to fame after winning the Great British Bake Off, the UK’s most watched show of 2015. During the show’s finale, Hussain’s “big fat British wedding cake,” decorated with jewels from her own special day, wowed judges.

Her televised treats - including iced buns and mille-feuille - and sparkling personality have won her a legion of loyal fans, who call themselves “Nadiyators.”