Carrie Rengers

Hugs & Hissyfits will close so owner can focus on Smallcakes, A Cupcakery

Lexi Bruner is closing one business to focus on another.

“It’s just too much to try to do both,” Bruner says of her Hugs & Hissyfits and Smallcakes, A Cupcakery.

The 7-year-old Hugs & Hissyfits children’s boutique will close at the end of the month.

“It’s just to focus more on Smallcakes,” Bruner says.

She opened the cupcake franchise a year ago in the Shops at Tallgrass near 21st and Rock Road. That’s the same center where Hugs & Hissyfits is.

“Retail is much harder than Smallcakes,” Bruner says. “Smallcakes just does so much better.”

It does so well, Bruner is going to open a Smallcakes food truck in the next few weeks to sell her cupcakes around town.

Bruner says she won’t necessarily hit the same routes that other food trucks take since she’ll only be selling cupcakes.

“We’re just going to kind of play it by ear.”

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