Skip to comments.‘THE RULES ARE THE RULES’: Government shuts down 11-year-old’s cupcake business
Posted on 01/30/2014 8:19:19 AM PST by servo1969
The government has pulled the plug on an 11-year-old Illinois bakers oven.
A day after a local newspaper ran a story about the young and ambitious Chloe Stirling, who operated a cupcake business out of her parents kitchen, the local health department came calling.
They called and said they were shutting us down, Heather Stirling, Chloes mother, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Officials told Stirling Chloe could continue selling cupcakes on the condition that the family buy a bakery or build her a kitchen separate from the one we have.
Obviously, we cant do that, Heather Stirling told reporters. Weve already given her a little refrigerator to keep her things in, and her grandparents bought her a stand mixer.
The elder Stirling said that she was willing to get her daughter any necessary licenses or permits to operate a business, but could not meet the health departments other demands.
But a separate kitchen? Who can do that? asked an astonished Stirling.
When reporters approached Amy Yeager, a health department spokeswoman, about the countys decision to shut down Chloes business, she said that she was doing it for the sake of the public.
The rules are the rules. Its for the protection of the public health, Yeager said, according to the Post-Dispatch. The guidelines apply to everyone.
People will react how they choose to react, she added. But it is our job.
Chloe originally started selling the frosted cakes under the name Hey, Cupcake to save up for a car when she turns sixteen.
And before the government took her oven mitts, the sixth grader charged $10 for a dozen cupcakes and $2 for each specialty cupcake.
However, she was also known to donate her time and sprinkles to charity.
When a boy in her school was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, she donated cupcakes to helpraise money for his treatment. Adding a personal touch, she made them orange and blue because he was a really big Cubs fan.
Her largest order ever, amounting to 220 cupcakes, was also for a cancer fundraiser.
I have a feeling Amy Yeager wasn’t picked first by any teams as a little girl.
It just hasn't been the same for Amy since those days back at Buchenwald.
Nevermind.....it means telling them...No honey, you can't do that.
At first, I thought they might have shut down the little girl’s business because she refused to bake a wedding cupcake for a gay couple.
Apparently, unless the word “illegal” is involved. Those laws don’t count.
The family eats three squares per day out of that kitchen. I would suspect there haven't been any E.R. trips in a decade.
Just how dangerous do you think products made in that kitchen are?
F this city parasite, that has the audacity to destroy the productivity of someone else, just so she can feel important.
Sarah really needs to eat a buffalo burger with cheese
Todd is one lucky man.
Saving up for a car when she's 16. Gimme a break.
the last time the EPA was ever depicted poorly in a movie. Sigh.
Did you see The Simpsons Movie?
From The Simpsons Movie:
EPA Soldier: Im afraid we lost them, sir.
Cargill: Damn it! Well, then you find em, and you get em back in the dome! And to make sure nobody else gets out, I want roving death squads around the perimeter 24-7! I want 10,000 tough guys, and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher! And heres how I want them arranged: tough, soft, tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft, tough, soft!
Soldier: Sir, Im afraid youve gone mad with power.
Cargill: Of course I have. Have you ever tried going mad without power? Its boring, no one listens to you.
Obviously, there’s NO crime left in the great state of Illinois... so the government has HAD TO start chasing little girls around about their charity cupcakes.
Gotta keep busy on those civil service jobs, otherwise the taxpayers might complain about how lazy govt workers are... (those cranky loudmouth taxpayers never realized how lucky they were when the govt workers were just sitting on their asses watching porno videos on the internet all day... the taxpayers complained and now they get THIS! Brutal oppression of little girls and their cupcakes. Serves the da*ned taxpayers right!!)
Yes, it’s true, this man has no...
The real issue I have with the taco trucks is all the illegals they cater to (possibly even the caterer him/herself is also illegal).
“The family eats three squares per day out of that kitchen.”
Shhhh. Don’t let them know they are running potential restaurant or food service business out of the house.