Plumley was also selling about 75 dozen Parker House rolls baked by Duchess Bakery, which still turns out bread daily in the Bigley Avenue facility for sale in other outlets.
"These are things like your mother would make," she said. "Everybody is focused on getting dinners ready, they don't always have time to do it all.
"But this is what I do," said the self-taught baker. "I'm very confident in my products and I work best under pressure. I don't mind."
At Aunt B's in Hurricane, the baking was also taking place Monday at a fast pace.
Owner Brenda Hill said she wasn't taking walk-ins, but would spend most of the day filling orders for pies, cookies and other specialty desserts.
"I think people don't have the time," she said. "They are career oriented, but we still like to have that homemade item."
Hill has been open on Christmas Eve since 1996, and she hoped to have all orders out the door by 4 p.m. Then, she said, she'd take home come pies, a lemon roll and gingerbread men to her own family table.
She said she was excited for the new year, when Aunt B's would take over another food outlet - the very appropriately named Mayberry's - and begin offering sandwiches, barbecue, ice cream and some home cooked meals.
Spring Hill Bakery, a well-known local favorite, was also busy Monday.
Manager and head cake decorator Dawn Bradshaw said the bakery is always open Christmas Eve. That meant changing their routine, since the store is usually closed on Monday.
"People would be disappointed if we weren't here," said Bradshaw, a 20-year employee there. "So if Christmas Eve falls on a day we aren't open, we open anyway."
The store planned to keep the doors open until 5:30, giving customers time to stop by and pick up holiday goodies.
"We have everything - pies, rolls and our hot dogs, we sell more of those than anything," she said of the long donut-like treat. "People have been picking up to take to their offices, and home for dinners, you name it."
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