Flutter-by-Buns Recipe
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Cinnamon rolls for my theme menu took flight - as butterflies, naturally! I formed the wings using convenient refrigerated rolls. An outline of icing and cherry "spots" brought the yummy rolls to life. -Kendra Barclay, De Kalb, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tube (12.4 ounces) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 8 maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 156 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 336mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Separate rolls and cut in half. Place on a greased baking sheet with cinnamon side up and curved edges touching to form wings. Cut cherries into six wedges; place three on each wing. Bake at 400° for 13-17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Stir icing until smooth; place in a pastry bag with a round tip (or in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag with a small hole cut in the corner). Pipe icing to outline the wings. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Flutter-by-Buns in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p37

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