Mariah Carey responds to mix-up that sees fan receiving Marie Curie birthday cake by mistake


Mariah Carey has responded after one of her fans found themselves at the receiving end of a brilliant mix-up.

On Friday, writer Harriet Alida Lye explained how her cousin had asked for a Mariah-themed birthday cake from her colleagues.

But the request took an unusual turn when the co-workers misunderstood her wishes and baked a cake adorned with the face of Marie Curie.


Instead of receiving the face of the ever-fabulous pop icon on the cake, she was instead greeted with a sombre image of the Nobel Prize winning physicist.

“It’s Marie Curie, looking very festive,” Harriet dryly wrote on Twitter.

While the mix-up has garnered over 40,000 retweets, it’s now attracted the attention of Mariah herself too.

“This could’ve been me if only I hadn’t failed remedial math. Happy birthday Siobhan!!,” wrote Carey on Twitter.


Responding to the gaffe, one fan wrote: “This is better. No shade to Mariah but come on.”

Another said: “Look, they spelled her name correctly, and as someone who’s middle name is Siobhan I can attest to the number of times people have effed it up. This is amazing.”

Meanwhile, Carey recently admitted how she found herself involved in another mix-up when she mistakenly believed that The Chainsmokers were One Direction.

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