Bakery Creates ‘TSA Compliant Cupcake’
Cupcakegate has troubled viewers across the internet. The story goes like this.
The TSA considers frosting a gel and as such it is not allowed on airlines. Or at least cupcakes with frosting are not allowed. A cupcake is not a cupcake without frosting, IMHO.
And these cupcakes were in a jar. Meaning they were “sealed”, another attempt at circumventing the rules. Amazingly enough two flights were boarded without incident with the cupcakes. A third attempt was thwarted and the contraband was confiscated.
This has led the Silver Spoon Bakery in Rhode Island to create what they believe to be a truly TSA compliant cupcake.
The $4 treat is topped with exactly 3-ounces of non-gel containing frosting and sold in a TSA mandated clear plastic quart-sized sealed bag. It even comes with a decorative Richard Nixon saying “I am not a gel”. And your $4 gets your cupcake a fake boarding pass.