Resignation is a piece of cake for Mr Cake

mr cake resignation cake

What a fabulous way to resign from a job that you’re not happy doing!

Chris Holmes (AKA Mr Cake) felt that he needed to pursue his dreams of being a fulltime baker rather than be be doing a job he wasn’t 100% doing. So he resigned but rather than write a letter he baked a very unique resignation cake as you can see above.

The story has gone like, well, hot cakes on the social media networks. I caught sight of it because someone on twitter had retweeted Holmes’ brother-in-law’s tweet and photo above.

I sincerely wish Chris every success for the future!


Chili con carne with baked beans recipe

chili con carne recipe

My wife was back at work yesterday and as our daughters were still off school we decided we’d make tea for us all. Our eldest has recently started cookery lessons at senior school and had made a vegetable chili con carne so she was head-chef! We made a meat chili con carne with baked beans. I know that not everyone adds baked bins to their chili but we do and my mum has always done too. As you can see from the photo this is very much an ad-hoc recipe! Here it is:

Chili con carne with baked beans recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: CutleryDrawer
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Serves: 4-6
Minced-beef chili con carne made with kidney and baked beans.
  • 2 onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 portion fresh lean-minced beef
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili powder
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin baked beans
  • 1 tin kidney beans
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • half tin water
  1. Peel and chop onions and garlic
  2. Saute in large sauce pan
  3. Add minced beef and brown
  4. Add chili powder – adjust to how hot you like it
  5. Add tin of tomatoes
  6. Add tin of baked beans
  7. Wash kidney beans and add to pan
  8. Rinse tomato and baked beans tins with qtr can of water and add to pan
  9. Add tomato puree
  10. Leave to simmer for around and hour, stirring occasionally
  11. Allow to cool and flavours will merge and enhance.
  12. Serve with rice, baked potato, tortillas etc