Step forward a certain Neil Berrett from San Francisco, who is the genius behind this job resignation letter, printed on a cake. The cake, posted on image-sharing website Flickr, reads: "Dear Mr Bowers, During the past three years, my tenure at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been nothing short of pure excitement, joy and whim. However, I have decided to spend more time with my family and attend to health issues that have recently arisen... Please accept this cake as notification that I am leaving my position with NWT on March 27. Sincerely, W Neil Berrett."

Now, if only those UK businesses making swathes of job cuts could be persuaded to issue redundancy letters on cakes, we’d all be laughing.