Flier: TSA Said My Cupcake Was a Security Threat
The 'gel-like' frosting apparently raised alarm
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2011 6:43 AM CST
This cupcake not in the possession of the TSA.   (©Calgary Reviews)

(Newser) – One sign the TSA has officially gone overboard: One of its agents deemed a Massachusetts woman's cupcake a security threat. Rebecca Hains says she was moving through security at a Las Vegas airport on Wednesday when a TSA agent took her aside and explained that the cupcake's frosting was "gel-like," violating the TSA's restrictions on liquids and gels and making it a security risk.

Hains, apparently a lover of traveling with cupcakes, explained that she was able to pass through Boston's Logan International Airport with two cupcakes in tow earlier in the week. She had apparently decided to save one for the ride home, but ultimately surrendered it. "In general, cakes and pies are allowed in carry-on luggage," explained a TSA rep, who noted that the agency was looking into the dessert debacle; a second spokesman told the AP that cakes and cupcakes are allowed to pass through security checkpoints. The maker of the cupcake, the appropriately named Wicked Good Cupcakes, told WCVB Boston, "Apparently we're a tasty, terrorist threat."

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Dec 30, 2011 7:10 PM CST
TSA: Thousands Standing Around. In this case, a sweet toothed TSA agent
Dec 27, 2011 11:27 AM CST
I would not have surrendered it, I would have ate it.
Dec 27, 2011 4:11 AM CST
Tasty Terrorist Threat I can see a new cupcake in there somewhere. If I were that bakery, I would be copyrighting that name faster than you can say "shoe bomber" and spending some bucks on marketing. Perhaps send a freebie to every TSA agent out there. And you can call me..................Mr Joshua