A Mariah Carey fan whose birthday cake bearing the face of X-ray pioneer Marie Curie went viral on social media has stated the incident turned into the result of an ongoing-joke and not a mistake.
Colleagues at Essex charity Hope for Chronic Conditions gave the cake to Siobhan Casey after she instructed them approximately a Mariah Carey cake she once baked.
The cake subject became misheard as “Marie Curie” and have become a “standing shaggy dog story”.
A photograph of the “gaffe” became even visible by means of Carey, who tweeted “glad birthday”.
Miss Casey’s Canadian cousin, Harriet Lye, published a photograph of the reputedly inaccurate cake on Twitter, pronouncing her relative’s colleagues had misunderstood her request for a Mariah Carey-themed birthday cake and alternatively iced the face of “a completely festive looking” Marie Curie at the candy deal with.
It becomes extensively stated inside the worldwide press on Sunday and Monday, shared by hundreds, or even got here to the attention of the American songstress, who responded on social media, pronouncing: “This could’ve been me if only I hadn’t failed remedial math – satisfied birthday Siobhan.”
Thousands of others commented, which include a person who stated it became the “best false impression over cake EVER”, and another who quipped: “This cake is so tasty, it’s half of-lifestyles is simplest 1.Five seconds.”
Birthday girl Miss Casey stated the Mariah Carey/Marie Curie blend-up became a joke after she spoke about a Carey cake she had made for her brother Sean’s birthday – who is “obsessed” with the singer.
“The charity’s treasurer has hearing issues and has problem with my Canadian accent, so he stored asking why I’d make a ‘Marie Curie cake’.”
Elizabeth Kaye, who based the Southend-based charity, stated she found “the most somber image I ought to of Marie Curie” and despatched it off to be made into the icing.
“It changed into hilarious, but a bit embarrassing how far this has long gone,” said Miss Casey.
She said it was particularly unexpected as her birthday became in March – despite the fact that her cousin simplest shared the image on Friday night.
“I can’t accept as true with the worst, burnt cake I’ve ever baked has been seen with the aid of such a lot of human beings – together with Mariah Carey,” Miss Kaye brought.
When I was 12 or thirteen, I bear in mind being the hostess at my cousin’s wedding ceremony. One of the first things that I saw when I walked into the reception hall became this beautiful wedding cake. For years, I dreamed of a fairytale wedding ceremony cake similar to hers. The cake was tall, separated with the aid of columns with a few tiers, despite the fact that I can’t recollect exactly how many there were. At the top of the marriage cake had been the bride and groom, and on the aspect have been the bridesmaids and groomsmen status on staircases that caused the pinnacle. The staircases have been additionally connected to smaller desserts that decorated the aspect and below the cake changed into a fountain. I suppose many brides bear in mind the technology of the big cakes with all kinds of special decorations on them. I just stood there surprised and checked out her beautiful wedding cake decked out in the colors of the wedding and dreamed of the day that I could cut into my personal wedding cake that appeared much like that. That cake became possibly the second one maximum well-known part of that wedding.