The government shut down an 11-year-old girl’s cupcake business after a local Illinois newspaper featured her story.


Madison Root's Mistletoe Business Takes Off After Being Banned


Chloe Stirling has been selling cupcakes for the past two years, baking them out of her family’s kitchen. When a boy in her school was battling cancer in 2012, she donated cupcakes for a fundraiser.

The health department stepped in after receiving word of her business, ‘Hey, Cupcake,’ and shut it down because her family’s kitchen is not licensed.

Even if her family creates a separate kitchen for her or buys licensed one, like the department suggested, Stirling must also receive a permit to sell the cupcakes.


TUNE IN: Chloe talks to Megyn Kelly on tonight’s Kelly File at  9p/ 12a ET!