Generally speaking it is best, when ordering a custom-decorated cake, to do so in person.
But there are times when one must do so over the phone – as when one’s officemate desires a birthday cake celebrating their love for Mariah Carey, and then… well, this happens.
For those unfamiliar with this pioneer of science, Marie Curie is credited with discovering two elements (polonium and radium) and forging the first comprehensive theory of radioactivity. She was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and is beloved for hits like ‘Hero’, ‘Fantasy’ and ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Sorry, not that last bit. Man, this is an easy mistake to make.
To be fair to Mariah, she has long had a keen interest in physics. Her 2008 album E=MC2 was, after all, essentially a musical thesis on cosmology, with ‘Side Effects’ a detailed discussion of the effects of gamma radiation on human tissue, ‘Touch My Body’ being a primer on the electromagnetic force between atoms and ‘Migrate’ exploring theories on solar system evolution and the relative positions of the gas giants, featuring T-Pain.
However, the most impressive thing about this cake – aside from Mme Curie’s baleful stare – was that they correctly spelled “Siobhan”. I have a niece with that name and goddamn, they deserve a tip purely for not icing it “Happy Birthday Shivorn”.
In any case: salut, unknown cakesmith. You have done the culture a solid.