Cupcake-making Troy, Ill. girl testifying at state Capitol

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 8:33 PM

TROY, Ill.—A sixth-grade Metro-East girl whose home-based cupcake business was shut down for running afoul of state law is will testify before an Illinois House committee on Wednesday.

Eleven-year-old Chloe Stirling will give testimony in relation to a bill being proposed by State Rep. Charlie Meier, R-Okawville.

House Bill 5354 would allow churches and others to continue selling home-baked goods without being regulated by county health departments.

Click here to see some of Chloe’s awesome creations

Madison County health officials shut down Stirling’s $200-a-month operation in January after concluding her kitchen wasn’t a commercial one requiring such things as a permit and inspection.

The owner of an O’Fallon plumbing company has since announced he would lead the way in building her a commercial kitchen onto her Troy home. Jason Spengler says the donation-funded construction project that’ll bring her into compliance with state law will be done by mid-May.

While appearing with her parents on a “Rachael Ray” episode aired Thursday, the Triad Middle School student learned General Electric is giving her a new oven.

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