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Actress and baker Jane Asher with a specially designed cake for Shakespeare's 450th birthday. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Actress and baker Jane Asher with a specially designed cake for Shakespeare's 450th birthday. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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.

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V&A 'My Garden' Cake Slice

V&A 'My Garden' Cake Slice

Delightful cake slice featuring My Garden, a textile design by C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941), England, 1929.     Made by encasing printed fabric…

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Event - Create! Shoe Design (13-15 Years) Aug 2015

Thu 06 August 2015 11:00–16:00

YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORKSHOP: Using the Shoes: Pain and Pleasure exhibition as inspiration, create your own design for a pair of shoes.

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