CRACKDOWN: Health Officials Shut Down Menacing 11-Year-Old Girl’s Rogue Cupcake BusinessPosted: January 29, 2014
On Sunday, a News story featured 11-year-old Chloe Stirling of Troy, Ill., a sixth-grader at Triad Middle School who makes about $200 a month selling cupcakes.
On Monday, the long arm of the law — in this case, the Madison County Health Department — put an end to that.
“They called and said they were shutting us down,” Chloe’s mother, Heather Stirling, told the Post-Dispatch.
Furthermore, Heather Stirling said the officials told her that for Chloe to continue selling cupcakes, the family would have to “buy a bakery or build her a kitchen separate from the one we have.”
“Obviously, we can’t do that,” Heather Stirling said. “We’ve already given her a little refrigerator to keep her things in, and her grandparents bought her a stand mixer.”
Heather Stirling said she wasn’t looking for special consideration for her daughter and would be willing to get the necessary licenses and permits to run a business…
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- Government Shuts Down 11-Year-Old’s Cupcake Business (entrepreneur.com)
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