She wanted a Mariah Carey cake and got Marie Curie instead
Call it a case of mis-cake-n identity.
A woman in England, named Siobhan, told her co-workers that, for her birthday, she would like a cake with the likeness of one of her favorite singers: Mariah Carey.
However, what she was presented with was not the woman who’s been awarded a Grammy, but the woman who was awarded a Nobel.
See, the baker made a Marie Curie cake instead.
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
“My cousin in England told her colleagues she wanted a Mariah Carey birthday cake,” Twitter user Harriet Alida Lye wrote. “They misunderstood, and is the cake they made her instead. It’s Marie Curie, looking very festive.”
We must admit the French physicist does look quite festive.
Even Ms. Carey herself was impressed.
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
We gotta say, Carey should be quite honored to be mistaken for the first woman to win a Nobel (and still the only woman to do it twice).
It seems like the gaffe was intentional, as a fun prank on Siobhan by her co-workers at the HOPE for Chronic Conditions. And Siobhan took it in good spirits.
Siobhan’s reaction to seeing the Marie Curie cake. She’s a volunteer secretary for this local charity. pic.twitter.com/XeO2kNnsUs
— Harriet Alida Lye (@harrietalida) June 17, 2019
Lye’s tweet has generated well north of 200,000 likes and more than 43,000 retweets. And the responses have been wonderful.
this cake deserves two Nobel prizes in different fields
— andrew kimler (@AndyKimy) June 14, 2019
— ms_opinion (@ms_opinion) June 14, 2019
Who is this Mariah person? Is she the one that discovered glitter? #sarcasm
— Glen Pyle (@glenpyle) June 15, 2019
As long as it doesnt glow in the dark…
— Molly ~ Tech Librarian (@ThrowinHvyShade) June 14, 2019
Checking the replies to make sure no one beat me to the “she looks radiant!” reply.
— James Curle (@JamesCurle) June 14, 2019
— LegallyBae (@legallybae) June 15, 2019
All we can say is, “Happy birthday, Siobhan.”
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .