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Cloud 9 Cupcakes to open on east side

08/28/2014 2:51 PM

08/28/2014 2:51 PM

If there’s any good that can possibly come from aviation layoffs, this is it: cupcakes.

Rita Deyle and Janet Mullin were laid off from Beechcraft in April and now plan to open Cloud 9 Cupcakes.

“I had tasted a lot of Rita’s cakes and cupcakes at work,” Mullin says. She says she and her husband “thought that Rita made the best cakes that we’d ever tasted.”

The business will be at 11333 E. Kellogg, which is just west of the Wal-Mart near Kellogg and Greenwich.

Mullin says Deyle is “teaching me a lot, but I’m more of the business part of it.”

The business will focus on cupcakes and cakes but will have specialty cookies, too.

Cloud 9’s tentative grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 12.

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

About Carrie Rengers

Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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