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UK Muslim to Make Queen’s Birthday Cake

CAIRO – A hijabi Muslim winner of Great British Bake Off TV show announced on Friday, April 15, that she will bake Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday cake.

Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain revealed the news on ITV’s Loose Women saying that the cake would be “very citrusy,” The Guardian reported.

She had considered doing a fruit cake but told the panel: “I thought ‘Let’s do something a little bit different’.”

The winner of the popular BBC show said she would be serving an orange drizzle cake with orange curd and orange buttercream.

Being the first female Muslim contestant on British reality TV culinary series The Great British Bake Off, Hussain naturally attracted a lot of attention.

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The 31-year-old mother of three children aged nine, eight and five, won competition that was aired in the UK last October, where she beat 11 other amateur bakers competing each week in signature, technical and showstopper challenges.

“When I told the kids [I was making a cake for the Queen], the boys were great at keeping it a secret,” the mother of three said.

“I told my daughter and she said, ‘Oh Mary Berry? You’ve made lots of cakes for Mary Berry.’”

The cake will be delivered personally to the Queen next Thursday on her 90th birthday at Windsor Castle’s Guildhall.