Tags: pastry chef | resignation | icing | cake

Pastry Chef Resigns Via Icing on Cake; Photo Goes Viral

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 09:52 AM

By Alexandra Ward

A pastry chef decided to quit his day job Monday by sending his employer a cake with his resignation letter written on it in icing, a photo of which (below) has now gone viral.

Chris Holmes, of Cambridgeshire, England, became a father recently and realized time was running out for him to pursue his dream of running a catering business. Holmes, 31, sent a sheet cake inscribed with his resignation to his bosses at London's Stansted Airport, where he worked as a Border Force agent.

Special: Should the Supreme Court Legalize Gay Marriage? Vote in Urgent Poll.

"Having recently become a father I now realise (sic) how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me and other people happy," Holmes wrote on top of the spiced carrot cake with pecans, sultanas, and coconut.

Known to his friends and customers as Mr. Cake, Holmes has worked with celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing in the past, and has been trying to build up his own business in his spare time over the past couple years.

"Timing-wise, it's quite a risk [to launch a business] with the economy as it is at the moment," Holmes told the Guardian. "But I have looked at the books time and again and every way I look at it, it is viable as a sole employment."

Following is the full text of Holmes' resignation.

To The Management, Border Force, Stansted:

Today is my 31st birthday and having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend time doing something that makes me, and other people, happy.

For that reasons, 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.

I wish the organisation and my colleagues the best for the future and I remind you that, if you enjoy this cake, you can order more at www.mrcake.co.uk.

Chris Holmes (Mr. Cake)

Urgent: Sequester Day – Obama to Blame? Vote in Urgent Poll

Related stories:

Jon Favreau, Obama's Chief Speechwriter, Quits to Head to Hollywood

666-Stamped W-2 Forces Tennessee Man to Quit His Job

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kentucky Senator Brandon Smith Wants Out of DUI With Immunity Law

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 19:20 PM

Kentucky state Senator Brandon Smith, arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge, is making an effort to get the charge . . .

School Bus Pentagram? Woman Outraged Over Satanic Brake Light Symbol

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:53 PM

A Tennessee woman is outraged after spotting what she says is a satanic pentagram formed by the brake lights on a school . . .

Rapper Tiny Doo May Face Long Jail Sentence Over Lyrics

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:10 PM

San Diego rapper Tiny Doo is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his violent song lyrics under a little-known  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved