The TSA is fighting back after a story about a traveler's cupcakes being confiscated went viral — leaving a bad taste in many travelers' mouths.
Their latest blast of bad PR began last month when a traveler said her delicious cupcake was confiscated by a TSA agent because the icing on the top of it was determined to be more liquid than is allowed in carry-on luggage.
“The frosting apparently constitutes a gel-like substance because it was adorably packaged in a glass jar,” Rebecca Haines told WCBV-TV in Boston last month.
In a blog post on its official website posted Monday, the TSA defended its agent's actions and said that the cupcake involved in "Cupcakegate" wasn't an ordinary pastry.
Officials said on the blog that the cupcake in question was a cupcake in a jar — not a plain cupcake.