Collin Street Bakery Blog

Great Employee Gifts for the Holidays

Fruitcake’s cultural comeback has finally happened! It’s now the new ‘it’ gift for the holiday season. No joke. The proof’s in the statistics. This year, reward your employees for all their hard work with what they really want - A delicious DeLuxe® Fruitcake.
November 16, 2020

How To Order Desserts Online

Shopping on Collin Street Bakery’s new website has never been easier. Our new site’s clean lines and intuitive design makes checking out a breeze. Plus, sending to multiple addresses is fast and secure. Follow these simple steps and before you know it, your order will be at your door!
November 13, 2020

The Infamous Fruitcake Joke

For nearly three decades, Johnny Carson was considered to be the funniest man in America. As host of The Tonight Show, his jokes were heard by millions. Perhaps his most infamous joke was about fruitcake, a topic VERY close to our hearts. We’re here to examine just how deeply that joke sliced.
November 6, 2020

ThanksGIVING Giveaway 2020

So, for the first time ever, Collin Street hosted a ThanksGIVING Giveaway - an emphasis on the give. In the spirit of the giving season, we created the perfect way to spread some holiday happiness. Entering our contest meant potentially winning a Collin Street Bakery holiday dessert bundle for yourself AND for three of your bestest friends.
November 2, 2020

Pumpkin or Pecan: What Is The Best Flavor For Fall?

As resident dessert experts, we had to weigh in on the greatest of all holiday dessert debates: pumpkin or pecan. Comparing these two classics fall flavors wasn’t easy, but someone had to. How else will you be able to make the most informed dessert decision? Warning! The debate became intense.
October 15, 2020

8 Must-Try Autumn Treats

It’s time to start thinking about all the exciting things fall brings: holidays, cooler weather, and of course, all the best treats. But with so many options out there, the choices can be overwhelming. So let us act as your guide! Take a tour of this years’ top 8 must-try autumn treats.
October 9, 2020

Fruitcake Under the Big Top

Our founder, Gus Weidmann, landed in Corsicana with one dream in mind: take his German family recipes and start a bakery. But he needed a little help to grow the business. Tom McElwee answered the call. Together, they reached the masses with sweets – including the famous Ringling Brothers Circus.
October 5, 2020

American vs. European Fruitcake

Like many of the baked sweets we now enjoy in America, we can trace the origins of fruitcake back to Europe. Today we’ll be looking into a few examples of European fruitcakes to see how they compare to the fruitcakes we enjoy stateside.
September 29, 2020

Grand Canyon Hike with Fruitcake

Tim Hoime is one smart cookie. He's basically a fountain of knowledge when it comes to hiking and camping. It's this knowledge which he put to the test on one of his most extreme hikes ever: the Rim to Rim Hike through the Grand Canyon. We caught up with Tim shortly after he completed his hike in May of 2018 to hear all about his amazing adventure and learn from his wild stories.
September 25, 2020

Why Two Is Better Than One

We are certain you don’t need any extra help finding reasons to order two of our fruitcakes. The fact our DeLuxe® is delicious is reason enough. But for anyone sitting on a fence, we are happy to give you a little push. Here are FIVE reasons why two DeLuxe® Fruitcakes are better than one.
September 18, 2020
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