Sir Ian Blair the beleagured head of the Met was today hailing a major succcess in the counter terrorist effort after it was revealed that Police had foiled a major Al Qaeda cake bomb plot. This is good news for Blair who has faced calls for his resignation following his officers flouting health and safety rules by not wearing reflective jackets whilst shooting innocent civilians on the London underground.
The plot centered around explosive baked goods hidden amongst some of the nations favourite cakes. The Met's head of counter terrorist operations, Commander M.R. Kipling commented: "We have today saved Londoners and the wider public from a potentially horrific attack. We were first alerted when a vigilant member of the public reported having an odd tasting French Fancy which was later found to contain high levels of a fertiliser based explosive.
"Investigations in bakers shops across the country have revealed a dark and sinister army of dangerously radicalized bakers and pastry chefs plotting to detonate anything from Cream horns to almond Danish pastries"
The terrorist cell has been created by radical clerics visiting bakeries posing as customers, and we managed to track down one such baker in Kent, he told us "This bloke in a funny hat came into the shop and bought two jam doughnuts and an Eccles cake, and before you could say self raising flour I was converted, I immediately saw the light and threw all the infidels out of my shop! Allah be praised, i shall reach paradise........ that'll be 40 pence guv"
Police are asking the public to remain vigilant and report any bakery shop owners / workers who suddenly grow beards or take to wearing a hijab or burka.