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Mid-day Extra: Cupcakegate and TSA proof products

Adriene Hill and Jeremy Hobson Jan 17, 2012

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.

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