An airport worker has announced his resignation – via the medium of cake.

Chris Holmes presented his bosses at Stansted Airport with the iced sponge, explaining he was quitting to enjoy fatherhood and expand his baking business.

The full text reads:

chris holmes mr cake resignation letter


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 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


Chris Holmes (Mr Cake)

Holmes posted the image on his Facebook page, and it was quickly scooped up by Reddit after which it went viral. One Twitter user described it as "Jerry Maguire meets Masterchef."

It’s not the first time an employee has said it with cake.

In 2009 Neil Berrett announced his intentions to leave San Francisco’s Hunters Point Naval Shipyard via the same medium.

Berrett’s message, which explained he was leaving to spend more time with his family and to address health issues, was posted on Flickr.

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