TSA blog defends Cupcakegate kerfuffle
January 10th, 2012
07:00 PM ET
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A cupcake isn't always just a cupcake. Sometimes it's so noteworthy, it creates Cupcakegate. Just ask the nation's airport security officials.

Travelers carrying a "normal" cupcake will probably clear airport security, although additional screening may be required, according to a Transportation Security Administration blog post defending the agency's recent confiscation of a cupcake. The post, titled "Cupcakegate" was published Monday and promised to be "short and sweet."

As communications professor Rebecca Hains learned last month, an unorthodox cupcake in a jar may violate U.S. Transportation Security Administration carry-on limits on liquids and gels, warns TSA's official blogger. At least sometimes.

Hains tried to carry a cupcake in a Mason jar, packaged that way by the bakery for easy shipping, through airport security on the way home from a holiday trip.

Read - TSA defends cupcake confiscation

Previously - The TSA won't swipe your pie – but will they take the cake?

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Beefburger

    Aren't there explosives detectors?

    January 12, 2012 at 3:46 am |
  2. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Darn that cupcake looks good...

    January 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  3. Meth Addict

    TSA are a bunch of ignorant goons. Just sayin'...

    January 11, 2012 at 7:26 am |
  4. FLIGHT CUPCAKE CLEARANCE

    THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ONE BAD APPLE SPOILS THE BUSHEL EVERYONE SUFFERS SO WE ALL NEED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS WITH EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY

    January 11, 2012 at 1:16 am |
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