(NEW YORK) — An airport worker in the U.K. who wanted to quit his job to pursue his passion as a baker found a pretty sweet way to do it: he baked a cake and penned his resignation to his boss in icing.
Chris Holmes, a former immigration officer for Border Force at Stansted Airport in the U.K., resigned Monday with a perfectly written “letter” on a 12-inch-by-12-inch size sheet cake.
Known as Mr. Cake, Holmes, 31, had worked at the airport for four years while running his cake business on the side. Baking on evenings and weekends, his business had been gradually picking up since he started it three years ago.
After the birth of his son five weeks ago, Holmes decided it was time to set an example for his son and pursue his passion full-time.
Before Holmes presented the cake to his employer, his brother-in-law tweeted a photo of it, which went viral on Reddit. He called the move, “Jerry Maguire meets Masterchef.”
For the record, it wasn’t a simple “Goodbye.” The whole cake read:
“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. 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. 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.”
The message was followed by Holmes’ signature and nickname.
Since then, Holmes has been bombarded with interview requests and orders. He’s even had a request for the famous resignation cake, which he said would cost about $150 to $230.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN