11:01 Tuesday 16 April 2013

Stansted Airport worker quits with resignation letter iced on a cake

Written bySINEAD HOLLAND

STANSTED Airport Border Force worker Chris Holmes wrote a spectacular resignation letter to savour, spelling out his decision to quit in icing on a cake for colleagues.

His creation has become an internet sensation, generating more than 2,300 re-Tweets on the social blogging site Twitter where it is billed as "Jerry Maguire meets Masterchef".

On the cake, Mr Holmes, based in Sawston, told bosses yesterday (Monday, April 15): "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 my time doing something that makes me and other people happy."

He explains that he is turning his fledgling cake-making business into a full-time career and signs off saying: "I remind you that if you enjoy this cake you can order more at www.mrcake.co.uk."

Bill Form, Border Force assistant director at Stansted, said this morning (Tuesday, April 16): “Chris handed in the cake, along with a more formal letter, yesterday. He leaves with our very best wishes and we wish him well for the future.”

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