This may be the greatest “Mariah Carey” birthday cake of all time

Many a cake has been ruined by a misunderstanding with the bakery. Like this:


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Or this:


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Both were the unfortunate side-effects of a literal interpretation of the instructions, but Harriet Alida Lye‘s cousin’s cake was affected by a mild case of deafness, by the look of things.

Presumably, this is what they actually had in mind, rather than a sugary homage to the double Nobel Prize winning Polish scientist who carried out pioneering work on the subject of radioactivity.


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These are some of the reactions to the Marie Curiosity.

Best of all, Mariah herself spotted the cake, and had this to say.

And the Christmas playlists would have been a much poorer thing for it.