Michelle Lowe

About Michelle Lowe

Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: Day in the Life, Corner Bakery

COLUMBUS, Miss. – (WCBI) Delicious breads, chocolate cookies, tiered cakes, fresh pies.

It’s all in a day’s work for Shelly Mast and her sister Starla.

Nearly two years ago, the Mast family opened the Corner Bakery in Columbus. Since then, homemade treats have been flying off the shelves. Now, they are preparing for their busiest time of year– the holiday season.

The bakery is already taking orders, and Shelly encourages everyone to order early.

A batch of dinner rolls can complete any meal. The secret behind baking bread? Yeast and luke warm water. Cold and hot water will kill the yeast, and not allow it to rise.

Eggs, flower, sugar, and a good ole fashioned dough hook. While the dough was rising, we moved on to making a seasonal specialty: pumpkin whoopie pies. With the filling already whipped up, we worked on the spicy cookies.

For Shelly Mast and her sister Starla, it’s a labor of love, making this just one more day in the life.