Collin Street Bakery Blog

The 25th Annual Great Fruitcake Toss

Not all fruitcakes are made equal. Some fruitcakes are just bad. And those cruddy cakes, the ones giving all fruitcakes a bad reputation, should be TOSSED. Cue, the Great Fruitcake Toss of Manitou Springs!
January 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day Around the World

For many, Valentine’s Day is synonymous with baby cupids and bouquets of roses. But depending on where in the world you’re from, cupid might seem pretty weird. Turns out, not everyone celebrates romance the same way. Click inside to discover some of the world’s coolest Valentine’s Day traditions.
January 8, 2021

The History of Collin Street Bakery

We are the Collin Street Bakery, the first-ever, U.S-based, mail order fruitcake company. But you know, we weren’t always the world-renowned fruitcake magnate known and loved today. Our humble beginnings started over 125 years ago with a young immigrant entrepreneur who had a dream and a whisk...
January 5, 2021

Happy National Fruitcake Day 2020

Each year, on December 27, people all across America celebrate National Fruitcake Day. It’s only natural this most delicious of holidays would take place just a few days after Christmas. So, in honor of this confectionary custom, let’s all raise a leftover slice and celebrate!
December 26, 2020

Holiday Sweet-Tooth Traditions: Close to Home

We took a tour around the U.S. and discovered some weird, wacky and wild, regionally-specific holiday traditions. Turns out, fruitcake is not the only holiday must-have.
December 18, 2020

10 Ways to Use Your Fruitcake Tin

Recently, Collin Street posed this question to our loyal customers: "What do you do with your empty fruitcake tin?” Well, we asked and you answered. So we tallied all your answers, put them in categories, and crunched the math. Here’s our final breakdown of how our leftover tins are put to use.
December 16, 2020

4 Must-Try Holiday Recipes

Here they are - All of our BEST holiday recipes in one place! We’ve got lunch, dinner, and dessert covered, making your holiday hosting the easiest it’s ever been. Check out our easy-to-follow recipes and you’re sure to find something to please everyone!
December 14, 2020

The DeLuxe® Guide to Fruitcake

As resident fruitcake experts, we’ve decided our knowledge is just too important to keep to ourselves. So, we made this handy-dandy guide to fruitcake. Inside, we tackle the history of fruitcake, frequently asked questions, fruitcake facts, recipes, and much more!
December 12, 2020

Christmas Cake: A Family Tradition

Searching for a new holiday tradition? - How about our DeLuxe® Fruitcake?! It's been a holiday must-have for families all over the globe for decades. Find out why on our blog!
December 11, 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.
December 9, 2020
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