Cool & Creative Ways to Use Your Muffin Tins!

Teacher Appreciation

on May 10, 2012

I have another terrific Pinterest find for you today!!! This one comes from a blogger named Christy @ …From Glitter to Gumdrops.

When I saw it I immediately thought of Teacher Appreciation Week. What a unique and special gift from the heart! And come on lets face it who wouldn’t enjoy these?

A Bouquet of Cinnamon Buns

What you’ll need:

A mug

Painters tape (if you’re painting)

Chalkboard Spray-paint


Treat Sticks (used for making cookie pops, cake pops etc.)

Plastic treat bags for the cinnamon buns

Raffia or ribbon (something to tie the bags closed)

Tissue paper (to stuff the cup) you could also use that shredded paper stuff that looks like Easter grass!

*Chalk to write a personal message on the mug 🙂

How to make the mug. *Note you can always just find a nice mug that doesn’t require a paint job 🙂

1. Find the perfect plain mug for painting (you can even pick one up at the dollar store)

2. Create a square with painter’s tape

3. Spray the square with chalkboard spray-paint

4. Put a little square of styrofoam inside the mug (can also be found at the Dollar Store)

So simple right?!!!

Next we move on to the Cinnamon Rolls…

Here is a from scratch recipe from Bread In Five if you’re interested in going that route, I’ll be sticking with the canned dough version 😉


Canned dough (find it near the biscuits/crescent rolls) called crescent dough sheets.

1/2 Cup brown sugar

1 1/2 Tbs. cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350.

Lay the dough out flat, sprinkle with 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Sprinkle the whole thing with 1 1/2 Tbs. cinnamon, leave about a 1/2″  of one long edge plain so that it can seal when you roll it up.

Roll up into a log starting with the long edge (NOT the one you left plain!) pinch the dough along the seam to seal.

Stretch the dough until it is just thicker than a broom stick and then snip off 3/4″ discs with a pair of kitchen scissors.

Place in a well greased mini-muffin tin.  *Here is where you would let the dough rise if making from scratch, but not necessary if you are using the canned dough.

Bake for about 15 minutes at 350. Remove from pan immediately and insert the stick before they harden.

Now for the icing, you can go one of two routes here…

1. Mix together powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream until it’s as thick as cake batter and ice (zigzag or spread it’s up to you) let them set up before bagging!

2. Melt some white chocolate, put it in a Ziploc, snip the corner, and zigzag (or spread… again your choice) and let set up before bagging.

I personally like the zigzag method, it just looks fun 🙂

So there you have it! These are super easy and VERY cost effective. The perfect Teacher Appreciation Gift! So what are you waiting for? Show the teachers in your life how much they mean to you 🙂 Grab those muffin tins folks!


4 responses to “Teacher Appreciation

  1. calmyourbeans says:

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