William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago on 23 April 1564. To celebrate the V&A asked you to design, make and decorate a cake inspired by the Bard, then upload your entries to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Cakespeare. Many thanks to all of those that participated we had some amazing entries. We are very happy to announce that the winner, as chosen by master baker Jane Asher, is Meriel @aislesofwonder for her impressive 450th birthday sleepover cake
My entry for @V_and_A #Cakespeare : Happy 450th birthday to the Bard! @Toria_Gale
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@HazyHale Hazy Hale Cake inspired by Ariel's song in the Tempest #Cakespeare "full fathom five thy father lies..."
Song, Thi Father, Father Lie
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Henry V's tabard, inspired by the 1951 Stratford-upon-Avon production, designed by Moiseiwitsch. By Cathy and Jim Fowler.
450Th Birthday, Special Occas, Birthday Sleepov, Amaz Cake
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My entry for "Shakespeare’s birthday cake" #Cakespeare. From Raluca Vasile @RalucaMVasile
Shakespeare Cake, Cake Oclock, Cake Time, Shakespear Birthday, 3D Cake, Birthday Cakes
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Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!! #Cakespeare. From Anissa Ivone Frisoni @AnissaIvone
Happy Birthdays, Birthday William, Happi Birthday
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My #cakespeare attempt - Antony and Cleopatra. From Stacey Marie Evans @NinjaStacey
Stacey Mari, Evan Ninjastacey, Mari Evan
Been baking for @StratfordBandB guests with @SophieKelland #cakespeare. @Ellabelle87
Sophiekelland Cakespear, Stratfordbandb Guest
@_sophiereynolds Haha, don't mind if I do! Here we go... Shakespearian Marchpane using a 16th c recipe #Cakespeare @TashaMarks
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No birthday is complete without cake. Have you baked the Bard a cake? #cakespeare @The_Globe