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Cupcake Wars Winner Visits Purnell
Posted 11/28/2012 09:51AM

Cheryl Burger, winner of Food Network's show, Cupcake Wars visited Purnell on Tuesday, October 23rd to discuss her career as a baker and entrepreneur. A 1999 graduate in history and political science from Rutgers University, Burger considered herself more of a businesswoman than premier baker when she and her sister opened up their cupcake shop on Main Street in Chester, New Jersey.  However, only a few months ago Burger entered her work into Cupcake Wars and not only made it on the show, but her cupcakes took home the top honors.

Following Burger’s discussion of the development of her business, students had the opportunity to ask questions. One of the first questions, whether Burger enjoyed eating her own cupcakes, garnered a surprising response, “I am not a big fan of sweets, but I love baking them.” Students were excited to sample some of Cheryl Burger’s award winning cupcakes toward the end of her talk while listening to her final words of inspiration, “If you are doing something you are passionate about as a job, make sure that if you have to do it everyday, it’s something you really love.”

Purnell strives to create a school and working environment that is affirming and inclusive. Purnell respects and values its diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of differences in age, ethnicity, family structure, national origin, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.
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