THE BRONX - A City Island bakery wakes up bright and early every day to give its famous pretzels a special twist. 

The Bronx Baking Co. operates right out of a home on City Island Avenue. 

Founder and owner Alexis Faraci and her small crew fill large pre-orders daily, making at least a dozen kinds of pretzels, including the well-known bacon pretzel.  

The handmade pretzels not only come in different flavors, but also different shapes, taking on creative shapes for special occasions. 

For an extra look at the making of Bronx pretzels, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.