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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- For the past two days, employees at The Sweet Shoppe Bakery in High Point have been baking nonstop.

About a dozen bakers have been working around the clock to fulfill more than 100 dessert preorders. Workers are also making desserts for walk-in customers.

Employee Judy Cagle looks forward to this time of year. Even though employees work long hours, they enjoy baking and helping families serve desserts during the holiday season.

Thanksgiving is their second busiest time of year, behind Christmas.

"Maybe you think about pumpkin pie as a good Thanksgiving dessert, but some people ordered chocolate filled cream donuts because that's their favorite," Cagle said. "It'll be a busy day today. We have two sales clerks who have never worked a holiday before, and oh dear, I'm praying for them!"

The shop, located on Centennial Avenue, is opening at 7 a.m. on Wednesday and will close at 6 p.m. During this time, workers expect the be busy packed with customers.

They will be closed on Thanksgiving day and will reopen on Friday.