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

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

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

Do Kids Like Fruitcake? 

Do kids really like fruitcake? Baby Charlie does! He and his dad have shared a slice of our world-famous DeLuxe® Fruitcake since Charlie was just a wee tot. It’s their favorite holiday tradition. Don’t believe us? Check out their home video montage!
December 7, 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

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

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

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

Best of the Best 2020

WELL, we’ve done it again! Collin Street has won The Corsicana Daily Sun’s Best Pie award for the second year in a row. Every year, our town hosts a reader’s choice awards, where residents can vote on the best local products and services Corsicana offers. Our pies are apparently THE BEST!
July 29, 2020
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