Man's 'cake resignation letter' goes viral

April 17, 2013, 10:15 amYahoo!7

Sweet surprise for the bosses.


A man who quit his job to pursue his dream career has written a unique resignation letter, leaving a sweet taste in the mouths of his managers.

Chris Holmes, 31, who worked at Stansted Airport in the UK has stunned his bosses by sending in his letter iced on a cake.

Holmes—now known to the public as "Mr. Cake"—decided it was time to quit his job as a Border Agency official at London's Stansted Airport and do something he's passionate about that would allow him to spend more time with this family, Business Insider reports.

He decided to pursue a cake business called Mr Cake and decided to notify his managers of his decision on a cake.

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"Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me and other people happy. For that reason I hereby give notice of my resignation, in order that I may devote my time and energy to my family, and to my cake business which has grown steadily over the past few years,” he wrote.

Photo: Twitter


Holmes' sweet letter quickly went viral when his brother-in-law Stuart Jackson tweeted a picture of it to the world.

"So, my brother-in-law has resigned from his 9-to-5 job in spectacular fashion. Jerry Maguire meets Masterchef," Jackson tweeted.

The cake itself was a delicious delight.

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“It was a passion cake - a carrot cake made with coconut, pecans, sultanas and orange buttercream. The lettering was a bit tricky because there were so many words and was quite fiddly,” Holmes was quoted as saying by UK's Daily Mail.

"I think [my boss] was pleasantly surprised, of all the resignations businesses get, I think that's probably a nice way for an employee to leave and I hope they enjoyed the cake as well as the resignation."

Holmes' employers told Harper that they wished him "all the best" in his new business venture.

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