Tuesday, July 23, 2013

nice buns, hun!

I gave this to my hubby, just for fun:

nice buns, hun.

hee hee.

nice buns, hun.

I colored a trio of cinnamon buns, from CSS' "foodie fun" set and spelled out the word buns with "alpha duo" letters.

nice buns, hun.

I hand-wrote the word "nice" - not the best, but I'm gonna work on that.  I just need to figure out how to get my hand to stop shaking when I go to write on the "real" card.  It was much better on the scrap paper I practiced on.

But enough about the punny card, this was the fun part:
nice buns, hun.

mini cinnamon buns, in our party favor 11 box.  Aren't they adorable?  My sister made them for our Star Wars party (what's a SW's party without princess Leia's buns?) and I begged her for the recipe.  They are not gooey and sticky, but more biscuit-y with a sweet filling.  YUM.  I made them mini-sized to fit into the box, and they are delicious any way you decide to bake them.

Here's the recipe for BISCUIT CINNAMON ROLLS:

2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup milk (may need more)
2 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all dry ingredients together in a food processor or mixer.  Add the oil and mix only until it becomes a course meal.

Gradually add the milk and mix until just combined.  Add more milk as needed to make a dough that can be rolled out easily.

Roll out the dough into a long rectangle shape.

In a bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together.  Spread the mixture over the dough.

Roll the dough into a log and slice.  Bake at 450 for about 10 minutes, but a lot less if you decide to make baby buns like the ones pictured above.


nice buns, hun.


  1. Well your 'nice' is perfect Elena, I thought is was a stamp I needed to buy! Love your ensemble.

  2. So funny! Love that you make Amar just for fun cards!

  3. This is adorable Elena! I thought the word "nice" was a stamp, too. Love this gift set...and the recipe sounds yummy :)

  4. Yum! The stamped image looks just as yummy as the real thing! Awesome job on making your own sentiment!

  5. So cute! Glad you mentioned the rolls so I could check out your awesome Star Wars party.

  6. so cute and im totally making these!!

  7. Super cute card and treat box, Elena! Those buns look fabulous!

  8. Love all you made here! It's too sweet!! (in every possible meaning)

  9. hehe, you crack me up! This is soooooo cute and perfect!

  10. This is hilarious! And I totally thought the 'nice' was a stamp, so no quibbles about your penmanship here! Great colouring on your cinnamon buns, and the little buns themselves look so delicious!