Last year’s Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, is to bake Her Majesty’s birthday cake in honour of her 90th birthday it has been announced.
The 2015 winner of the popular BBC baking show has been invited to bake and serve The Queen and President Barack Obama, nearer the time of her actual birthday, 21st April.
Mrs Hussain, 31, is from Luton and currently makes appearances on the panel of ITV’s Loose Women. Nadiya received the news some weeks ago, but the public announcement was made public on Friday.
The baker and mother-of-three revealed she would be making an orange drizzle cake with orange curd and orange buttercream; Hussain described it to be as “very citrusy”. Nadiya said on: “When I told my daughter I was making a cake for The Queen she said, ‘Oh Mary Berry? You’ve made lots of cakes for Mary Berry’.”
“How often can you say that you are baking The Queen’s birthday cake in one sentence?” Hussain puzzled. “Sometimes I want to drown it out because I don’t want to talk about it. I can’t say no to The Queen, can I?’.”
Nadiya confessed to being really nervous. “I’m scared to look at the oven,” saying also that she “should be practicing”.
The cake will be personally delivered to The Queen at Windsor Castle’s Guildhall next Thursday, April 21, Her Majesty’s real birthday. Mr Obama is dropping in to personally give the Monarch his best wishes, and will be there to taste the creation too.
The Queen celebrates two birthdays every year, privately in the spring, and publicly on her official birthday with Trooping the Colour, the second Saturday of June each year.
A street party and picnic is being held on the Mall the same weekend, and it seems Prince Philip will be celebrating his 95th birthday quietly, as his wife is celebrated by the nation.