An 11-year old Illinois girl whose homemade cupcake business was shut down by the health department told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly she hopes she can find a way to keep selling her baked goods and “follow all of the rules.”
Chloe Stirling said on “The Kelly File” she started baking because she “loved doing it,” and was upset, but not mad, when officials informed her mother she could no longer sell her cupcakes for profit without a license or a certified kitchen to bake in. The health department caught wind of the young entrepreneur when the local paper published a front-page article about her budding business.
“We’re trying to figure out a way that I can follow all the rules and still get to bake and sell stuff,” Chloe said.
Chloe’s mother Heather said the options the health department provided to continue Chloe’s business legally were not feasible for the family.
“One was for me to buy her a bakery, and or I could build a second kitchen in my home for her to work from,” she said. “Neither of those are really viable options for us.”
Amy Yeager, a health department spokeswoman, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the county was only applying the law governing businesses that sell and distribute food to the general public.