Our Story

Our family tradition dates back over 60 years, when Gerald Jinks, a baker in the Army during WWII,  and his young wife, Violet, began to produce their fruitcake in a small bakery in Oswego, Kansas. Since that time, their fruitcake,  one of the finest products of the baker's art, has grown into a regional holiday tradition. Each year, people look forward to the fall season, and Jinks fruitcakes, at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many incorporate them into their gift giving and our cakes are mailed throughout the U.S. What could be easier than giving us your mailing list and letting us do the rest?

We take pride in the fact that Gerald's original recipe is still being used and that each of our fruitcakes is carefully handmade using only the highest quality ingredients including pecans from the Neosho Valley, fresh eggs and real butter. There are absolutely no fillers, mixes, citrus peels, or alcohol in our traditional cakes.

With the passing of Gerald, Jerry and Cheryl are the second generation to carry on the family tradition, and their adult children work in the bakery as the third generation.