TSA Agent Confiscates Cupcake On Grounds That Its Delicious Frosting Could Be Explosive

We’ve known desserts to be so tasty they’re downright dangerous, but one TSA agent in Las Vegas took that idea very literally, confiscating a cupcake for the possibility that its icing could be explosive.

The Associated Press says a Massachusetts woman had her cupcake taken by the Transportation Security Administration employee, because the frosting was “gel-like” enough to constitute a security risk.

Gels and liquids are restricted for passengers, with typical substances like toiletries limited to small quantities that must be placed in clear plastic zipped bags. However, the woman says she’d gone through security just fine at her starting point in Boston with two of the cupcakes packed in jars, and was only stopped on her return with one of them.

Lest you be worried about transporting your sweets, TSA spokesman Nico Melendez is looking into the cupcake snafu, as cakes and cupcakes are allowed to be taken through security checkpoints. Usually. Perhaps the agent has a sweet tooth?

*Thanks to Jared for the tip!

Mass. woman says TSA confiscated frosted cupcake [Associated Press]