A moody boss wasn't the icing on the cake that led an officer of the Border Force from Sawston, Cambridgeshire to quit his job.
It was icing. On cakes. Much like the icing with which Chris Holmes spelled out his resignation letter on a cake this week, to the delight of social media users who shared a picture of the dessert widely.
— Heironymous Bosch (@ormerodthoughts) April 16, 2013
A teaspoon of sugar with some bitter news. In fact, there was plenty more than a teaspoon of sugar in this cake, which measured 10 by 12 inches and contained about 18 eggs, according to the Guardian.
The message on the cake, addressed to the management, said Holmes was quitting to dedicate more time to his family and his growing cake business.
This is brilliant. If I were a member of the boss class, I would only accept resignation-by-cake bit.ly/11ds0iK
— Valentine Low (@valentinelow) April 16, 2013
In an interview with the Guardian, Holmes fretted about the quality of his icing work.
"The writing was quite fiddly," he told the Guardian. "I would have done it a bit neater if I'd known it was going to go viral."
Still, the icing-letter is evidence enough that Holmes has impressive piping skills. His website, MrCake.co.uk, was down late on Tuesday morning, with a message that said it could not load due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems.
Prepare for an influx of business, Mr. Cake, starting with a few more orders for cake resignation letters.