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Cinnamon Bun Wreath

This is such a cute and fun Christmasy breakfast idea. The Cinnamon Bun Wreath is a classic recipe that has a million and one adaptations all over the internet. This is how I make it and today I want to make sure you get a clear demonstration so you can do it perfectly at home. Some people like to start by making homemade cinnamon bun dough, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to.

The first step to this recipe is buying the cinnamon bun mix at the store. Yup. I said it, I don’t make the dough from scratch. Then, pay close attention to how I arrange the buns in a wreath shape.  This is a great job for children if they’re interested in helping you in the kitchen. This is the most critical part; the wreath shape is what really makes it. At this point I also like to make sure I have a platter that will fit the shape of the wreath I’m making. This is because I transfer the wreath to the platter once it has been baked and decorate the wreath on it.

Today I’m sharing fairly simple decorations. However, you can jazz it up with sprinkles or finely chopped candied fruit. It will look so pretty and delicious when it’s all twinkly and colorful with lots of neat toppings. Don’t take too long decorating your wreath because you really want it to be warm when you serve it. My family loves to pull at it like monkey bread. You can also slice the buns apart and take a slightly more sophisticated approach like the adults.

This Cinnamon Bun Wreath is going to bit a hit no matter where you make it or take it. It’s easy to make and beautiful to serve. We hope you are your family have a wonderful, and delicious, holiday season!

Cinnamon Bun Wreath

I love making this fun wreath to have around the house at brunch time. It’s also really fun when you need something to take to a gathering with friends and families. Have the kids make it and decorate it with you!

Makes 1 wreath


  • 2 cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing (8 rolls per can)

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

  • Festive Sprinkles for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the cinnamon roll package (usually around 350°F).

  2. Unroll the cinnamon rolls and arrange them in a wreath shape on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving a hole in the center.

  3. Bake according to package instructions or until the rolls are golden brown and cooked through.

  4. Coat the glaze over the baked cinnamon roll wreath.

  5. Sprinkle the cranberries and sprinkles over the glaze. 

  6. Slice and serve warm!

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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