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Connie's Cookies expands business through high-end cakes, cupcakes

WICHITA — Connie Hamilton of Connie's Cookies was curious to read about Smallcakes, A Cupcakery, scouting Wichita for a potential store.

She's trying to capitalize on the cupcake craze, too.

Though Hamilton has always sold cupcakes, previously it's only been through special orders.

"It's not like you can just walk in and see them," she says.

In about two weeks, Hamilton will have a designated area in her store near 21st and Amidon where she'll offer ready-made cupcakes with rotating designs and flavors, such as pina colada and peach cobbler.

"Just some different, fun things."

She's also going to start making muffins.

Hamilton is eager to see how the cupcakes will do.

"They haven't really taken off here like they have everywhere else," she says of the national craze.

Hamilton also is curious to see how Jeff Martin's Smallcakes will do here.