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Nice Buns

Because Cupcake Cakes (patooie!) weren't bad enough, they had to go and invent...

the Cinnamon Bun Cake.

Although I think you could have spotted the "bun" part without my help. [smirk] Eh?

Hey, Monica S., I hear there's a full moon tonight.


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Reader Comments (83)


December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma C.

This is sacrilage! Not only is the tree blue, but they had to dishonor the Cinnamon Bun!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen


Are any of your readers in any legislature? Can't someone make laws about stuff like this? Won't anyone think of the children!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Vagabond Priest

My family has actually been doing this for years. We don't paint them green, put plastic chotskies on it, or (heaven forbid) buy it premade...
but Christmas morning, fresh baked out of the oven the cinnamon roll tree is very festive.
and gooey
and yummy :)

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I'd eat it.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKore

My jaw is permanently in the open position- aka- the "Oh no they din't" face. This makes CCC's look decent.

As for the charity of the day- way to go on this choice...I'm going right now to donate. It's hard to think that in 2009 people in the world still have to worry about slavery.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShawna Fay

Oh the horror!!!

That would have looked so much better if they would have just left the icing a creamy color - and not added the ornaments. (I don't think they're food safe.)

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi

I thought the Christmas tree was mooning me.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmie

Ok, buns were not the first thing I

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

IACK! Disgusting!!!

Vanessa: I am sure it must be a lovely cinnamon roll tree without the paint!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoffee Lovers

Actually I think the bottom two looked more like a pair of bazongas than a bum...

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

They look like balls 0_0

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBigbadteddy

Clearly they wanted a full dozen buns. But instead of two for the time make a bright yellow, glittery one on top, as a "star."

(Or next time, just...don't. Don't. At all.)

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC. Beth

It is definitely not easy being green!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKnittinchick

MAN - there's usually so stinkin' many comments on here I can't get in to tell you how this is my favorite laugh of my week (I usually have to read a week's worth at once)

Love it, well... "love" might be a little strong for the cakes we love to hate -

poor cinnamon buns, what did they do to deserve this treatment?

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT

OMG, NO! and I was about to make Sticky buns for Christmas morning... Look away! Look away now! Avert your eyes!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

Next I want to see a Long John cake.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

That green icing on the cinnamon bons is ATROCIOUS! ew. do NOT look appetizing. Also, they could have done with one bun for the trunk. Now the tree looks like it's on wheels.

And seriously? are those more glass ornaments on the cake? Hope nobody drops the box, crunch crunch.

Doesn't glass help with digestion though?

wv: express. You will need a polar express to the hospital if you eat any green cinnamon buns with glass.

The cheez whiz garland is a nice touch.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

I just see green teeth, lips and gums. The stainage!!!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Blattner

bahahahahahha. they look gross, but at the same time I know they are delicious. I'd eat 'em.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatballs

Vanessa seems to have the right idea - a Cinnamon roll "tree" in the same way that one big and two small pancakes can be a "Mickey Mouse" pancake. Cute for the kids but not actually altering food that doesn't need altering

But seriously? Cinnamon bun cake? With weird teal icing? I don't understand who thinks this is a good idea. Probably the same people who gave "Gigli" the green light.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Frankly I thought it looked more like a couple of smooshed-together boobs. Not that that's any better!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Compared to the intestine cake of yesterday, this is almost boring. I *like* boring, I do NOT like intestine cakes.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh no no no no no no...

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

That looks positively REVOLTING!!! Ugh, who would think the make something like that? Looks like moldy cinnamon buns!
Vanessa, we do the same every holiday. Fresh cinnamon buns in a bundt pan as pull-apart bread.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiza M

I, for one, am actually glad you explained what it was, because I would never have believed that someone wanted to do this to perfectly good cinnamon buns. Another blessing to count this year-- ours won't look like that!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Tee hee, I think I just got mooned by a Christmas tree.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

It's ugly, it's a horific color, but I still find myself thinking i's not all that bad. There are cinnamon buns under all that ugly you know, I think that saves it for me.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My mom makes a Christmas tree with roll dough every Christmas. It's kinda fun. Though I've never been real comfortable with frosting on bread......

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

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December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They definitely should have used only 1 bun for the trunk. Having 2 looks risque is at least 3 different ways.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen S.

My stomach turned when I looked at that.

Somewhere I was reading recently (I think it might have been "The End of Overeating"), they were talking about the history of the Cinnabon franchise, and how the woman who started it all began with good, real, not-that-horrible-for-you ingredients. She had a pastry shop and this was her best seller. Then she was approached by a megacorp who wanted to get them in every mall and airport. She worked with him for a long time to keep the product as true to the original as she could, but over time as the need to make them highly portable and shelf-stable prior to cooking rose, more fake ingredients had to be added. They also got bigger with more stuff dumped on them.

In the book the creator was quoted as saying she never intended for people to be eating those things so big, so often. She didn't sound very happy about where it had all gone, and I bet this kind of concoction would make it worse.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

We do this every year too! Get the pillsbury cinnamon rolls, dye the icing green, and leave a little bit to dye yellow for a star on the top. We leave only one for the trunk though!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Mmmmm cinnamon rolls. I want some now. Frosting and all.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGoof

Does anyone else find the thought of a green cinnamon roll as repulsive as I do? Reminds me of the time my college dining hall tried to "celebrate" St. Patrick's day by adding green food coloring to everything. I mean everything. Green eggs and ham is cute for a kid's book...but not for breakfast.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate Porter

Are those real ornaments on that nasty tree??? Ew!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlbatross

And I love that they chose the festive 'daisy' for the tree topper... I mean that is the national christmas flower, is it not?

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNettie

i just saw one of these last night at my local grocery store and was cursing myself for not having a camera. it was hideous.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjillkelly2945

wow... that tree needs a bra, badly!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Why would anyone do that to a perfectly good cinnamon bun?! Why, why, WHY?!?

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScraps

I saw these where I work the other day and thought of this website. lol I'm glad someone else had a camera on them.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That's not just ugly, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't taste very good.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

As soon as I saw this I heard Townie from the Waterboy in my head "Oh NO we suck AGAIN!"

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRikki

Oh... my... wow.
Is NOTHING sacred anymore?!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKari Ann


December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJelliDonut

That green icing isn't making me hungry either.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCookieMonster

That is SO wrong. Isn't a cinnamon bun perfection on it's own? Why mess with perfection? Blech!

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjj

how bunny.

can't believe people buy these creations.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Well, at least cinnamon rolls are _supposed_ to be stuck together when you make them......

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

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