Grow Your Collin Street Bakery Tin Collection
Our glorious bakery has been around since 1896. If you’re a mathematician, you might have just calculated we recently celebrated our 125th anniversary. CONGRATS TO US! Don’t sweat it if you forgot to get us a gift. *wink*
Getting older means taking a look back at our long legacy. And, what we’ve come to realize is, throughout the years, not only have we baked some pretty swell cakes, but we’ve also packaged them in some really cool containers. That’s why occasionally, we like to revive some of our best, most artistic retro tins. And, today is one of those occasions!
We’ve relaunched one of our most sentimental tins and made it available for just a limited time. Keep reading to discover which tin we’re talking about and how to get your hands on one. But first, we’ll share why our exclusive retro tins are such an iconic part of Texas history.
Why Do Collin Street Bakery Fruitcakes Come in Tins?
As you well know, our fruitcake tins are a huge part of our bakery’s history. Shortly after opening our first location, we began storing, shipping, and selling fruitcakes in tins. Partially used as decoration, but mostly for utility, these airtight tins helped keep our fruitcakes fresh. Keep in mind, back in those days, there were no Tupperware® containers or Ziploc® bags.
Over the years, modern methods of storage did evolve, making the need for tins obsolete. However, our customers had become accustomed to seeing our cakes in tins, and our bakery leadership relished the distinction. So, the tin stayed.
Our Signature Lone Star Tin
If you’ve purchased a DeLuxe® Fruitcake in the last thirty years, you’ll have seen our signature Lone Star Tin. Designed in the early-1900s to highlight Collin Street Bakery’s pride in our Texas roots, it depicts a snowy Christmas landscape, a Texas cowboy, and the Alamo.
Since finding a design we loved, we haven’t strayed too far from tradition. But, it took us more than a couple of tries to find the right look. From time to time, we’ll relaunch one of our limited-edition retro designs. These limited-edition releases have also become something of a Collin Street tradition, as bakery fans and tin collectors alike await the release of a throwback.
So, in the name of tradition, here is our latest limited-release tin!
Our Gold Needlepoint Tin
Our Gold, Needlepoint Tin is perhaps our most sentimental tin of all. Inspired by a loving gift given from wife to husband, this tin embodies everything good and pure about Collin Street Bakery –family and tradition.
To do this story justice, we spoke with our very own Hayden Crawford. Here’s what he had to say:
“About a decade after my dad came to the bakery, my mom wanted to make him a gift. This was in the mid-70s, I think. Because he worked at Collin Street, mom thought the best gift to make him would be something related to the business. So she made him a needlepoint pillow decorated with our DeLuxe® logo and surrounded by gold and red flowers. One day, our bakery’s president, Mr. McNutt, was walking through the office and spotted the needlepoint pillow in Dad’s chair. Mr. McNutt was so tickled by it, he decided to make a tin that looked just like it. And that’s how our Needlepoint Tin came into being. So, thanks, Mom and Dad! You left quite a sweet legacy here at our bakery!”
How to Get One of These Exclusive Tins
For a limited time, when you order our Large DeLuxe® Fruitcake, it’ll come packaged in one of our exclusive Gold, Needlepoint Tins. Order yours today to start growing your tin collection!