The TSA says in a blog comment posted Monday the cupcake was packed in a jar filled with icing, which is considered a gel under a policy designed to secure travelers from terrorists seeking to evade detection by using explosives made of plastics, liquids or gels."Look, you gotcher brownies, your cookies, your assorted sugary treats, we don't have a problem with those, but you go coverin' up some confection with a gel of unknown composition, well we just ain't going be puttin' the traveling public at risk like that," commented one TSA agent who asked not to be identified. "We want you to know the $8.1 billion you're spending on airport security is worth it. Plus sometimes we don't get a very long lunch break."
Ah, well that explains why the cupcake in question had to be confiscated. Of course when the bomb sniffing dog licked it, the lady really didn't want it back anyway.
Sleep well Americans. Sleep well in the knowledge that out on the cold and lonely ramparts of civilization the brave TSA agent stands between you and high calorie baked goods.