flower crown pastries

so i just found out my favorite alternative radio station just got taken off the air and replaced by a “hip-hop throwback” station. yeahhh, cause we didn’t already have enough of those. hence the sarcasm. oh well, this is why i just listen to podcasts.

speaking of podcasts, i recently finished s-town a couple of weeks ago. for those who don’t know, s-town is from the creators of “serial” and “this american life” which are both amazing. i basically binged on s-town while driving 5 hours to visit my family. s-town listeners: holy smokes, what did you guys think? i couldn’t stop listening although my heart was broken a few times. excellent podcast. i’d love to hear your thoughts.

in other news, fiesta seasonΒ is upon us here in san antonio and the smell of roasted corn, chicken on a stick and churros is in the air while brightly colored confetti and floral crowns grace the streets.Β seeing all the paper mache flower crowns lately has inspired an easy cinnamon roll pastry perfect for a fiesta brunch. this recipe is ridiculously easy and all you need is a roll of pillsbury cinnamon rolls, some sprinkles and small flowers.







cinnamon flower crown pastries


  • 1 can pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • colored sprinkles
  • small colorful flowers
  • sprinkle of all-purpose flour, for dusting


  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. bring a can of pillsbury cinnamon rolls to room temp to allow the dough to shape easier. sprinkle a bit of flour on your countertop. knead the cinnamon dough to create one large ball. from there, pull apart four small balls and roll out to lengthen the dough... creating long strips. once all four are rolled out into long strips, start to twist two together and bring together in a circle, securing the ring by attaching both ends to each other. create two large rings. place on a baking sheet with a parchment paper or a silicon mat. sprinkle. 

  3. bake for 15 minutes.

  4. pull out of the oven and cut off small flowers and place on top. enjoy.

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