Health Officials Bravely Shut Down Rogue 11-Year-Old Cupcake Magnate

Told sixth grader to buy bakery or build her own kitchen

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An 11-year-old girl who ran a mini cupcake business in Troy, Ill. has been shut down by punctilious local bureaucrats.

Chloe Stirling was bringing in about $200 a month before her business, Hey Cupcake!, was shut down under food health laws Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Health officials in Madison Co., Illinois said that if local sixth grader Chloe Stirling wants to continue selling cupcakes, she will need to buy a bakery or build a separate kitchen.

Madison County is applying laws governing all food-selling businesses, a health department spokeswoman said, reports the Post-Dispatch. “The rules are the rules. It’s for the protection of the public health,” the spokeswoman said. “The guidelines apply to everyone.”

Including you, Chloe, including you.

[St. Louis Post-Dispatch]