These cupcakes are exploding with flavor.
British Intelligence agents from MI6 and the U.K.’s Government Communication Headquarters set out to disrupt an al Qaeda recruitment effort by hacking an English-language magazine meant to recruit “lone-wolf” terrorists.
According to The Telegraph, agents replaced an article titled, “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom” by “The AQ Chef” with a page of computer code.
The code was actually an encrypted version of a web page for “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the Ellen DeGeneres talk show.
The website highlights Mojito Cupcakes, as well as “irresistable” Caramel Apple mini-cupcakes.
“The Carmel Apple mini-cake (a staff favorite) is irresistible. It starts off with cinnamon apple cake, which doesn’t sound so terribly decadent, until it’s topped off with vanilla buttercream frosting and an extra little burst of caramel. Please, forget about that diet right now and just enjoy.”
That’s great advice for a potential terrorist.
The mission may not turn any “lone-wolves” into pastry chefs, but at least it’s a more humane anti-terrorism method than fighting suicide bombers with bullets dipped in bacon fat.