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Stansted Airport worker quits with resignation letter iced on a cake

By Herts & Essex Observer  |  Posted: April 16, 2013

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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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  • Herts & Essex Observer  |  April 17 2013, 4:32AM

    There's a bakeshop in Stortford that should offer him a job!

  • Herts & Essex Observer  |  April 16 2013, 3:50PM

    Well he will be a better cake maker than a Border Agency "Officer". What a joke they are. Good luck Mr Cake. Who'll be there to control Romania and Bulgaria pouring in after Jan 2014? Best of luck with your cakes, brilliant idea. Remember in the private sector the customer is always right even if he's wrong.

  • Herts & Essex Observer  |  April 16 2013, 1:13PM

    Shame he's missing out on taking advantage of this publicity. The website is down!