Mid-day Extra: Cupcakegate and TSA proof products

Chances are, these tasty treats wouldn't make it past airport security.

Have you heard about cupcakegate?

A brewing scandal in which a cupcake was confiscated at the airport in Las Vegas, because of concerns about its gel-like icing?

Well the latest development comes from Providence Rhode Island. A bakery there has cooked up a cupcake to get through airport security.

According to Time magazine, the "TSA Compliant Cupcake" has exactly 3 ounces of frosting, and comes in a clear quart-size
plastic bag.

For more, we went to Christopher Elliott,  consumer advocate and author. He explained why the business of "TSA proof" products just keeps growing.

About the author

Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

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