This post contains affiliate Links. I will be compensated for purchases made through those links at no additional cost to you. All views expressed are my own. Thank you for your support.
These Valentine Cinnamon Rolls are definitely a work of love!
Maddy first had the idea to make pink, heart shaped cinnamon rolls. She wanted to make them quick and easy, therefore, she didn't want to use yeast. After 3 tries, I think she got them just about perfect!
To make the dough of these cinnamon rolls pink, she added regular pink liquid food coloring.
Getting the heart shape was the most difficult task. First she tried just shaping them like hearts in the pan. That didn't work. Then I suggested she tried a ball of foil to make the indent between the two bumps. That didn't work either. The dough simply expanded around the foil. Alicia came up with the idea that worked the best! Instead of making one big roll of dough with the filling inside, she suggested rolling the dough from either side, meeting in the middle. That resulted in two spirals that created a natural heart shape when sliced. Genius! The next try was going to be purchasing heart shaped cupcake pans, but we avoided that!
The frosting for these rolls is made with cream cheese, orange juice and orange zest, along with the confectioners sugar. Maddy piped the frosting into a heart shape to help enhance the Valentine look. The slight orange taste of the frosting, blending with the cinnamon is delicious! Of course, nothing would be complete around here with out some cute sprinkles!
These cinnamon rolls are easy to bake and will make a great Valentine's Day treat for those that you love! Add a Hot Cocoa Bomb for a special Valentine breakfast! Maddy came up with such a fun way to make Valentine's Day Special!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!