While the year 2020 killed a lot of dreams for a lot of people, one of Delica Ewert’s started to come true.
As the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens—that exactly describes Ewert’s experience last year.
A Goessel High School graduate, Ewert enrolled at McPherson College on a cheerleading scholarship and had her eyes set on being an elementary school teacher. Then she had a change of heart.
“I no longer had motivation to be a school teacher, and it kind of just like hit me,” Ewert said. “This opportunity kind of just fell right into my lap, and I kind of had to take it before somebody else got it.”
That opportunity was the No Bake Café in Wichita.
The idea of running her own business always appealed to Ewert, but she didn’t know what she would do. Her dad knew the previous owner of the café, and when he decided to sell, it seemed like a good fit for Ewert.
The No Bake Café serves edible cookie dough and other items like no-bake cookies, brownies, and milkshakes.
“Kind of just like a little sweet shop,” Ewert said.
The cookie dough is in a cooler, like ice cream, and she scoops it out in cups or on cones for customers.
Ewert took ownership of No Bake Café on Dec. 7, 2020. She makes everything herself and is currently the only employee, but she has big dreams for the future of the shop.
She’s looking into shipping the edible cookie dough to customers and would like to get a food truck to take around Wichita and the surrounding areas.
Ewert said that No Bake Café is the only edible cookie dough business in the Midwest, so she’s looking into the possibility of franchising the business.
Her dad, who does commercial real estate in the Wichita area, is mentoring her.
“I’ve always loved like sweets and customer service and just working with the community around me,” Ewert said. “I’ve always been really good with customer service and marketing and stuff like that but not like figuring out what all the different components of a business are.”
No Bake Café is located in Wichita at 3700 E Douglas Ave. The hours are 12 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 12 to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. They are closed on Mondays.
Ewert said it takes her a couple of hours every day to make everything prior to opening.
“It’s definitely more time consuming than I expected, but I’m loving every second of it,” Ewert said.