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:
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.
My cousin in England told her colleagues she wanted a Mariah Carey birthday cake. They misunderstood, and is the cake they made her instead. It’s Marie Curie, looking very festive. pic.twitter.com/LMHJnMATqD
— Harriet Alida Lye (@harrietalida) June 14, 2019
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.
These are some of the reactions to the Marie Curiosity.
I think this might be the best thing that’s ever happened. https://t.co/8uQru4Ykz7
— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) June 16, 2019
This wins two Nobel Prizes https://t.co/Ab7pyq8Pjl
— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) June 16, 2019
She looks positively radiant. https://t.co/9j7cdinFl3
— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) June 16, 2019
Best misunderstanding over cake EVER
— Bruce Shark (@BruceShark5) June 14, 2019
“This cake is so tasty, its half-life is only 1.5 seconds!” pic.twitter.com/H8ZB6XVMKK
— James Curle (@JamesCurle) June 14, 2019
Best of all, Mariah herself spotted the cake, and had this to say.
This could've been me if only I hadn't failed remedial math 🤦♀️ happy birthday Siobhan!! 😘 https://t.co/Ffz69lTRkc
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) June 15, 2019
And the Christmas playlists would have been a much poorer thing for it.