Frequently Asked Questions

 
How are Cheesecakes shipped?
  They are shipped frozen in a special styrofoam container by express delivery. It should be refrozen upon arrival and removed from freezer 2 hours before serving.
CHEESECAKES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE CONTIGUOUS 48 STATES to PHYSICAL STREET ADDRESSES.

How is the Pecan Coffee Cake shipped?
  It is shipped express delivery in a needlepoint tin. Its delicious icing is in a container in the center of the cake. Icing can be warmed and applied.

What's the best way to make Cinchona coffee?
 

For each 6 ounces of filtered cold water we recommend 2 level teaspoons of coffee. You can adjust the amount of coffee to suite your taste. Brew about 5 minutes.

What is a Deep Dish Fudge Pecan Pie?
  It's for all chocolate lovers! It has a rich, creamy chocolate fudge interior, with a pecan topping.
 
How do you put the icing on the Bundt cakes that have icing in the plastic tubs?
  You can place tub of icing in a pan of water and warm on low heat for ten minutes, or place in the microwave on high for ten to twenty seconds and then drizzle over cake.
 
What products can be shipped to foreign countries?
  The DeLuxe® Fruitcake, Apricot Pecan Cake, Pineapple Pecan Cake, DeLuxe® Fruitcake Gift Set, Apricot Pecan Gift Set, Pineapple Pecan Gift Set, Set of 4 Mini Fruitcakes (Includes 2 Deluxe®, 1 Apricot Pecan, 1 Pineapple Pecan), and Cinchona Coffee.
 
What are the ingredients in your DeLuxe® Fruitcake?
  Ingredients: pecans, cherries, corn syrup, sugar, flour, pine-apple, raisins, eggs, invert sugar, honey, liquid soybean oil & hydrogenated soybean oil, papaya, water, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup solids, orange peel, natural and artificial flavor, sulphur dioxide, red #40, blue #1, tumeric (color)
 
What are the sizes and the amount of servings of the DeLuxe® Fruitcake?
 
  Regular Size
Item 101
30 oz (1 lb 14 oz)
Ships as a 3 lb pkg
7" Diameter
(Serves Appr. 16-20)
Medium Size
Item 102
46 oz (2 lb 14 oz)
Ships as a 4 lb pkg
8" Diameter
(Serves Appr. 24-30)
Large Size
Item 103
78 oz (4 lb 14 oz)
Ships as a 7 lb pkg
10" Diameter
(Serves Appr. 40-50)

What are your shipping charges and time in transit?
  USA: Standard delivery in the U.S. is only $5.95 per shipment. Price includes delivery to the 50 states, all U.S. Possessions and Puerto Rico. Allow 7-14 business days for delivery. For items 101,101C,102,102C,103,103C,113,113C,115,115C,149,149C,169,169C,170, 171,175,175C,188,188C,189,195,198,199,420, 421, 422, 423, and 424, add $13.00 for Express Delivery. Allow 5-7 business days for express delivery.
 


APO-FPO:
$5.95 per shipment for PAL delivery. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.

ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES: Allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.  For items 101, 101G, 113, 113G, 115, 115G, 801, 801G, 170, and 171; add $13.00 each.  For items 101C, 101B, 101CG, 101BG, 102, 102G, 102C,102B, 102CG, 102BG, 113C,113B, 113CG, 113BG, 115C, 115B,  115CG, 115BG, 149, 149G, 175, 175G, 802, 802G, 189,195,and 198: add $17.00 each. For items 103,103C, 103B, 103CG, 103BG, 149C, 149B, 149CG, 149BG, 175C, 175B, 175CG, and 175BG; add $27.00 each.  Delivery times vary.  

Remember we absolutely guarantee safe and sound delivery anywhere in the world for DeLuxe® Fruitcakes shipped from our bakery.  (Must be provided with a complete and accurate address.)

How do you "Doctor" the DeLuxe® Fruitcake?
             We recommend a good Cognac, Brandy, Red Wine or Port be used. Simply soak a clean white cheese cloth in the spirit of your choice then remove the cello wrap from your DeLuxe® and place the cloth completely around the cake. Make sure to fill the center hole with part of the well soaked cloth.
Place the "Doctored" DeLuxe® back in the tin and refrigerate. After about 5 days remove and re-soak the cheese cloth with special interest on the part in center of cake. Repeat every 5 days keep tasting until it's just right. Happy Sampling!

How do you store the DeLuxe® and what's the correct way to slice it?
           The most convenient way is to order your fruitcake presliced!  The DeLuxe® is best when enjoyed within a few days of arrival. With refrigeration, it can stay moist and easy-to-slice for two to three months. For longer storage, we suggest the freezer, up to one year.
To Slice: Without removing the foil liner, slice with a serrated knife using a sawing motion. Wipe blade with a wet cloth after each slice. Remove liner for serving. Slicing with the liner still in place yields consistent slices for a more attractive presentation.
 
How long does the DeLuxe® last?
      

Oh, about 10 minutes after its unwrapped? :)
Your cake is best enjoyed within a few days of arrival.  With refrigeration, it can stay moist and easy to slice for several months.  For longer storage, we suggest freezing.

Is the DeLuxe® Fruitcake only available at certain times of the year?
     The DeLuxe® Fruitcakes are always freshly baked and available year round.
 
Is the bakery a nice and interesting place to visit?
  Yes! It's the most fun place we know!
 
  If indeed you're ever 50 miles south of Dallas on Interstate 45, please plan to visit historic Corsicana and our 116 year old bakery. You'll love our place, the nice, friendly folks who work here, and our little shop full of great tasting, freshly prepared goodies. There are always free samples and 10¢ coffee at the downtown location, 7 days a week. Our hours are Monday thru Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Come visit all our stores, click here to explore all four of our beautiful bakeshops.  http://www.collinstreet.com/pages/texas_bake_shops
 
 

Food Allergy Warning

 
  Due to the nature of our business, all of our products may come into contact with nuts, eggs, milk, wheat and soy. Thus, despite stringent cleaning procedures, cross contamination may occur.
 
  Misc.
  Our products are beautiful and delicious gourmet gifts of food.  Decorations, dishes etc. seen in photos may not be included, unless otherwise stated.   
 
  Quality designer tins and boxes are used to ensure perfect arrival of your baked goods.  This packaging may occassionally vary in appearance.
 
   We usually do not add preservatives so store baked goods accordingly (instructions included inside packaging.)
   
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