Maryanne Cabrera

Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Funfetti cinnamon rolls frosted with sweet cream cheese. With the addition of colorful sprinkles, classic cinnamon rolls are elevated to a whole new level of fun and excitement.

Within the past few years we have seen fried croissants, rainbow bagels, and over the top milkshakes. It’s time to put a fun spin on cinnamon rolls. Since it’s my birthday week, we’re adding sprinkles!

My funfetti obsession began last year when I made this funfetti doughnut cake for my 30th birthday. It looks like my 30s will be fondly known as “the confetti decade.”

On the outside, these look like your average cinnamon rolls simply sprinkled with confetti on top. But once you grab a slice, you’ll notice the all the color hidden on the inside.

Upon first meeting me, I’m rather quiet and introverted. It’s not until you spend one-on-one time with me that you’ll get to see the more bubbly, opinionated, and talkative side of me. I think these funfetti cinnamon rolls are a great representation of who I am right now.

As I’ve gotten older, birthdays have come to take on new meaning. Growing up, birthdays were a series of milestones, each more gratifying than the next. With each year, I was so eager to hit the next one, always rushing to get to the next stage. After a certain age, the focus shifts from parties and gifts. The race to the finish line is no longer alluring. Instead of rushing to the next stage, I’ve started to enjoy and appreciate the passing of time. I’ve come to see birthdays as a time of reflection. A time to look back at another year to be grateful for. Another year to learn from. And with year new year, I see another chance to improve and become better.

There are quite a few confetti/funfetti cinnamon rolls out there. Most of them add the sprinkles to the filling. I wanted to do something different. I added the sprinkles to the dough! And it turned out better than expected.

After dough has time to proof, the confetti sprinkles dissolve into the dough. You end up with this very cool tie-dye effect. (The mixture of colors remind me of rainbow sherbet!)

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