Bakery

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

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

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

Santa Interns at The Office

What happens when Santa comes to work at Collin Street!? Well, he takes our bakery employees on one hilarious sleigh ride! From jingle bells, to Christmas carols, to lumps of coal, our fruitcake family will never be the same after Mr. Claus interns at the Bakery. See for yourself what happened!
December 2, 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

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

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

Favorite Fall Desserts for 2020

Every year, we savor the transition from hot summer heat to snuggly sweater weather because it means the holidays are just around the corner. So, to celebrate the arrival of our favorite season, we are officially unveiling our complete line up spectacular fall treats! Click inside our blog to read all the scrumptious details and be the first to learn about our stellar fall sale.
September 13, 2020

The Creation of Our Perfect Pecan Pie

Celebrated for its excellence, our DeLuxe® Fruitcake is famous around the world. But Collin Street makes more than just delicious fruitcake. We bake a whole range of delectable, hand-crafted desserts. Take for example our Pecan Pie. It’s an award-winning classic. We bet after you read how it’s made, you’ll be begging to try a slice. Wanna bet? Keep reading and prove us wrong.
August 17, 2020
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