A woman in England named Siobhan asked her colleagues to put pop star Mariah Carey's image on her birthday cake. Instead, she got French physicist Marie Curie on it.
Lye writes, "They misunderstood, and [this] is the cake they made her instead. It’s Marie Curie, looking very festive."
Mariah Carey, Marie Curie. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.
Siobhan's cousin, author Harriet Alida Lye of Toronto, shared the funny mix-up on Twitter:
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
To which Mariah Carey, not Marie Curie (who's been dead for nearly 85 years), replied:
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
Can we all just agree that female Nobel Prize winners should be the new normal for birthday cake decorations?