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.
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.
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.
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.
Collin Street Bakery caught up with author and radio-host Harriet Baskas, an expert in really old food and museum memorabilia. Our conversation with Harriet shed light on some interesting items that museums keep in the dark.
If you’re thinking about ordering a DeLuxe® Fruitcake but you have no idea what size to choose, you’ve come to the right place. This Fruitcake Size Guide helps you decide which of the cake is perfect for you!
Our fruitcake tins have been around for as long as our bakery and they’ve seen some changes over the years. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with our favorite container to see how it’s adapted over time. Plus, discover the latest update to our iconic container!
We love hearing that people around the nation, heck all around the world, are just as passionate as we are about our products. Once we heard that a listener of the Mandy Connell Radio Show had called in to specifically defend our World Famous DeLuxe® Fruitcake. We had to take action and find out who this fruitcake defender was and why he took action.
Every year the community gathers down the historic brick streets of Corsicana to celebrate Christmas. Local businesses, schools, churches, and organizations all participate by decorating a float and spreading Christmas cheer.
We previously learned about fruitcake’s long journey to relevance, tradition, and Texas. In addition to love in the United States, nations all over the world celebrate fruitcakes year-round – we deliver to 196 countries! Learn how a few of them celebrate (a little differently) with fruitcake at the center.