TSA Blogger Bob: Yes we confiscate your cupcakes, and thanks, because they’re delicious

Billions of dollars for high-tech bomb detecting equipment and TSA is confounded by a jar.

I wanted to make it clear that this wasn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill cupcake. If you’re not familiar with it, we have a policy directly related to the UK liquid bomb plot of 2006 called 3-1-1 that  limits the amount of liquids, gels and aerosols you can bring in your carry-on luggage. Icing falls under the “gel” category.  As you can see from the picture, unlike a thin layer of icing that resides on the top of most cupcakes, this cupcake had a thick layer of icing inside a jar.

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It’s a dessert topping! It’s plastic explosive! You’re both right!

C’mon TSA, the security theater farce is getting long in the tooth.

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