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Nadiya Hussain shaking with nerves as she makes Queen's 90th birthday cake

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Nadiya Hussain shaking with nerves as she makes Queen's 90th birthday cake

'Great British Bake Off' champion Nadiya Hussain was trembling with nerves when she baked Queen Elizabeth's multi-tier 90th birthday cake last night (20.04.16).

The talented baker - who won the cooking series late last year - was chosen to whip up the monarch's sponge in celebration of her huge milestone today (21.04.16) but she was so nervous that she struggled to steady her hands.

Speaking in a video clip, which aired on 'The One Show' last night, Nadiya said: "Okay that's my hand trembling. I'm officially super nervous! It's such an honour to be doing this. I just don't want to disappoint the Queen."

Nadiya decided to cook up an orange drizzle cake with a butter cream and marmalade filling for Her Majesty but is worried she won't like the sweet flavours or bright colour.

She explained: "I don't even know if the Queen likes orange. She might hate it! I was going to do grapefruit but I thought that might be a bit out there. I don't know exactly what is going to be happening but I do know that I get to see the Queen and I get to give her the cake."

The impressive cook was approached by Kensington Palace a few weeks ago about baking the cake.

She said: "My initial reaction was, it must be a mistake or some kind of prank. I told my husband and he said I had to do it. How could I say no?

"When I told my daughter I was nervous, she said 'But mummy, you've made lots of cakes for Mary Berry'. Then it dawned on me - she thinks Mary Berry is the Queen!"