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:


Or 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.

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.

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.