The Collin Street Bakery is world renowned for its fruitcake and is located in Corsicana, Texas. It is family owned and operated. Its products are shipped to all US states, overseas possessions and 195 countries. The bakery was founded in 1896 by August Wiederman, an immigrant from Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1914 the Ringling Brothers Circus passed through town and ordered dozens of fruitcakes as Christmas gifts to be mailed to friends and family across the globe. In this way, the bakery entered the mail-order business.
Fruitcakes account for about 98% of the bakery's sales. Most mail orders are during the months of October through December.