Bringing food thru airport security
I know this will sound bizarre, but I am visiting my parents this weekend and might want to bring a cheesecake. (Long story but we are all having dinner together on Sat night but won't have time Saturday to make a dessert - since I will have time during the week, I thought I might try to make something here in advance.)
Does anyone know what kind of home-baked goods are permissable through security? I recall hearing something around Thanksgiving time about pumpkin pie being "ok" but wasn't sure if this was a) a joke, b) an exception, c) normal year-round.
If all else fails, I'll make cookies. :)
I don't think there is any restriction on "made" food, like a cheesecake. If you were trying to take whipped cream or something similar in a pressurized container you would be restricted to the 3 oz. container rule.
One amendment: If you are trying to bring something like jello or aspic or something along those lines there probably would be a 3 oz. restriction. Hopefully the x ray machine will be as "invasive" as they want to be with your cheesecake!
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Coming back from Budapest last fall, security took away everything that wasn't sealed in its original (storebought) packaging. The man in front of me on line had to give up all his homemade goodies that he was bringing back to the U.S. for his friends. Though I don't know where you're going to/ from, so the restrictions might be different.