WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Wendy Wilson, owner of Wilson's Bakery is following in her father's footsteps.
"My father bought it...back in 1979, I grew up in it and bought it from my father back in 1989," says Wilson.
She grew up frosting cupcakes, decorating cookies, and baking cakes. She is proud to call Wilson's Bakery her own.
"We are one of the few in Middle Georgia left, we are honored to be a part of the community, and hopefully will do all the right things to continue onto another generation," Wilson says with a smile.
Customers flock to her shop from all over Middle Georgia and some even travel from out of state.
Pam Johnson recently moved to Alabama, but still stops by the bakery when she comes back to Warner Robins.
"I even try to get them to send me stuff in the mail, that's how much I love it," says Johnson.
Richard Hunter says he comes from Dublin just to get his sweet fix.
"Most of the time I come in here, I buy a German chocolate cake," says Hunter.
Wilson says the real work is what you don't see that happens behind the counter.
"Most of our recipes consist of 50lbs of granulated sugar, we go through right about 5,000 lbs of sugar a month. It's a lot of production," says Wilson.
It may not always be a 'piece of cake,' but it's worth it to Wendy.
Wilson's Bakery Key Lime Recipe
Baked Pastry Shell or Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk (NOT EVAPORATED)
1/4 cup whole eggs
1/2 cup lime juice from concentrate
green food coloring (optional)
In mixer bowl on low speed, combine sweetened condensed milk and eggs
Stir in lime juice and food coloring
Pour into crust
Bake for 8 minutes to set the filling. Cool. Chill 4 hours or until set well
Use whipped topping or whipped cream and spread over chilled pie