Stop the Week: online

08 May, 2015

We look at how to "say it with cake" and a really long baguette in our tongue-in-cheek Stop the Week.

No need for pen and paper

Say it with cake” - a sweet sentiment that this man embraced so eagerly. American TV director Mark Herman is leaving his job for a new one and instead of a boring run-of-the-mill resignation letter, he decided to break the news to his boss with a cake resignation letter. It reads:

“Please accept this cake as formal (and delicious) notice of my resignation from the position of Newcast Director at KOLD News 13.

“My last day of employment will be Friday, May 22nd.

“I will miss KOLD and all the incredible people I’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the last 4 years. I cannot thank you enough for all the opportunities and experiences you have given me during my time here.

“I appreciate your understanding, and I wish you all the very best. If there’s anything I can do to help with the transition during my last few weeks here, please don’t hesitate to ask.”

How exceedingly polite. Should this become common practice?

A really long baguette

Feeling peckish? A two-metre baguette has been crafted to mark this year’s British Sandwich Week (11 to 17 May) by artisan bakery Frankonia.

The bakery used a weighty 5kg of dough in the feat along with French Label Rouge flour and a 12-hour fermentation period for lots of flavour. This beast of a butty is filled with delicious, tender pulled pork from The Franconian Sausage Company, mounds of coleslaw and lashings of tangy BBQ sauce. The pulled pork is marinated in a secret spice blend, before being hot smoked for six hours and then slow cooked at a low temperature for another six hours. 

The baguette, most similar in length to footballer Peter Crouch, has been donated to the Soup Kitchen in London.

Papier mache? No need

Say it with cake” is a bit of a theme this week as, folowing the long-awaited, much-disappointing fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather at the weekend, an inspired Filipino baker has recreated Manny Pacquiao in cake. Fans plan to show how much they like him - by eating him.

The complete chocolate tribute stands at 167cm/66” following 24 hours of work at The Bunny Baker cafe. It was handed out free to customers and friends following the fight, no doubt to soften the blow of such a disappointment,

Madame Tussauds is so old hat.





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