|An 11-year-old girl from Illinois got a dose of regulation American-style this week when local government officials shut down her cupcake business.|
Chloe Stirling, from Troy, got the front-page treatment from her local newspaper, which featured how well her business, Hey, Cupcake, was doing. By all accounts, it was a successful little enterprise. Chloe was getting $10 for a dozen cupcakes and $2 for each specialty cupcake. She even donated her cupcakes when a boy in her school fighting cancer held a fundraiser.
|Seeing the article prompted local regulators to swoop in and shut her down. The Madison County Health Department told her she could no longer make or sell cupcakes because she lacks a permit. That runs afoul of the Madison County food ordinance and Illinois' food-santitation code. Oh, and her kitchen itself wasn't licensed either.|
The dessert eaters of Madison County can no doubt sleep soundly tonight, knowing their health is protected.