Chris Holmes a.k.a Mr Cake

posted by Louise March 17, 2014 at 9:00 am Baking, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

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I recently photographed workers hero Chris Holmes who famously ‘socked it to the man’ by icing his resignation letter on a cake. After years of monotony checking passports at Stansted airport, he started up his own cake business which grew enough to encourage him to finally resign by cake. Apparently his boss received it with a shake of the hand and a giant slice. You have to respect the artistry and the downright bravado of it most surely. Chris now goes under the pseudonym of Mr Cake (well, his business does) and his offerings can be found here.

As you can probably see the shoot was lots of fun, experimenting with all sorts of baking props to illustrate the theme of his portrait which was to be in Time Out London’s #YOLO issue (You Only Live Once, for those not up to date with street lingo) celebrating acts of spirit and defiance.

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