He called it "the most delicious letter of resignation ever."


I accept the cake, but not your resignation.

When Mark Herman left his job as a newscast director at Tucson-based KOLD-TV, he knew his boss and colleagues would be disappointed. So he decided to sweeten the bitter news with literal frosting and had his resignation letter printed on a cake.

Herman had already emailed the news to his boss, but she requested a hard copy of the letter, Herman told Jim Romenesko.

When she got the cake, “She laughed and said, 'No way! You crack me up!' …She took it over to the 2 o'clock news meeting and made the announcement to everyone. We all had a good laugh, and it was a great way to start a Friday. The cake definitely made the bad news a little bit more palatable.”

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In case you're wondering the best way to leave your own job, the cake had strawberry filling and whipped cream frosting.

Sources: Mark Herman