Security at a Las Vegas airport deemed the icing on a cupcake to be enough of a terrorist threat to confiscate the treat.
Security personnel claimed the gel-like topping violated restrictions on the use of liquids or gels.
She had cleared all security checks on her outward journey, even though she had two cupcakes in her possession at the time.
Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez told The Mirror that his agency is reviewing the situation.
He confirmed that airline passengers are allowed to take items like cakes and cupcakes through security checkpoints.