After confiscating a Massachusetts woman’s cupcake, the federal Transportation Security Administration is defending their decision according to

Rebecca Hains of Peabody was not allowed to take her cupcake on the plain from Las Vegas to Massachusetts, and called the TSA’s defense “terrible logic.”

The TSA says the cupcake was packed in a jar full of frosting, which is considered a gel. This violates the policy that prohibits liquids and gels in order to protect travelers from terrorists that design explosives made of such substances.

Travelers are permitted to take cakes, pies and cupcakes through security as long as the gel does not exceed the federal limits.

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Brittney McNamara is a Blast Junior Editor

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