While Christmas shopping last week, I noticed a very pretty new awning facing Maize Road in New Market Square.
What’s going on inside is even prettier.
J.Rae’s is a new bakery specializing in those pretty frosted sugar cookies, cupcakes and cheesecake. It opened on Nov. 25 at 2537 N. Maize Road.
Owner Jana Morris, who opened the original J. Rae’s three years ago in Ft. Worth, is a Cheney native who recently moved back to the area and decided to open a second J.Rae’s with her sister, Kim Uppendahl, and her niece, Alyson Voth.
One of J.Rae’s specialties is sports-team cookies, and in Texas, they’ve perfected the Texas Longhorn and the TCU Horned Frog. The Wichita store has Jayhawk and Wildcat cookies always in stock. They’re working on a Wichita State cookie, Voth said, but a Shocker is a little more difficult to turn into a cookie than one would think.
J.Rae’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 316-721-0090.