Music geeks are tearing apart this ‘Joy to the World’ cake and it’s hilarious
10 July 2019, 16:19 | Updated: 28 November 2019, 15:00
Someone has attempted to make a lovely musical cake – but a few people aren’t happy.
When famed US hymn composer Lowell Mason wrote the melody to ‘Joy to the World’ in the mid-19th century, he wrote it in 2/4 time with a bouncy, dotted rhythm.
Unfortunately this cake, which reads ‘Joy to the World… is a major scale’, appears to have ignored all the original meter of the song.
Now, it has become the subject of Instagram-based ridicule:
Comments include: "Cute, but the metric notation is a tad bit off", "None of the measures have a full 4 beats" and "oh this is a train wreck".
At least the key signature is right…!
Didn’t spot all the mistakes?
Here’s the original score for comparison:
All credit for the cake goes to Deborah Rambo Sinn.