Immigration officer Chris Holmes last week proved that, when it comes to handing in one’s notice, sometimes sweet is best.

Chris made his superiors at Stansted Airport a gigantic cake, with a beautifully piped letter of resignation, explaining that since the recent birth of his son, he had decided to focus on the more important things in life - including his new cake making business.

The ensuing publicity won’t have done his new venture any harm - and the icing on the cake was, his colleagues ended up with a tasty treat.