Get ready to decorate your very own edible Christmas tree! This Mickey Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree is made with store bought cinnamon rolls, green frosting and festive sprinkles.
What makes this tree so spectacular? Check out those Mickey shaped string lights and Minnie Mouse bows made with candy melts. Without a doubt, these cinnamon rolls will bring so much joy to your holiday table!
To me, December is such an exciting month to experience the magic around us. The lights, the sounds, and the delicious smells that fill our homes.
I always look forward to holiday baking with my son. Not only because of all the wonderful treats, but the memories and traditions we get to make.
I don't know about you, but cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite things to eat. Especially, with a nice cozy blanket and a gleaming Christmas tree in the room. It doesn't get any better than that!
This Mickey Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree is the perfect recipe to involve the entire family. Let the kiddos go nuts with the sprinkles and swirl their way around this tree with frosting and edible Mickey shaped lights. Afterall, seeing their smiles and hearing their laughs is really the true magic. Don't you agree!
How To Make Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls
What I love about this recipe is how easy it is to make. Everything's store bought, except for the vanilla frosting which you can find in my Mickey Rainbow Buttercream Cake recipe.
- Store bought cinnamon rolls: For this recipe I use 11 cinnamon rolls, so you will need 3 tubes. Just bake off the extra separately. I love Annie's Organic Cinnamon Rolls, but use whatever brand you like most.
- Vanilla Frosting: Homemade or you can use frosting that comes inside tube.
- Green Food Gel: I use Americolor leaf green.
- Candy Melts: I tried to stick to the normal Christmas light colors such as green, blue, red, yellow and orange. But colors are customizable so mix and match whatever colors you love.
- Holiday Sprinkles: Have fun and use ones with lots of colors and fun shapes.
- Mickey Mouse Silicone Ice Tray Mold
- Minnie Mouse Bows Silicone Mold
- Gold Luster Dust
- When melting the candy melts, I use the defrost option and melt in 60 second increments. This ensures the candy melts do not overheat and seize up on you.
- When filling the Mickey silicone ice tray with the candy melts, I use a disposable piping bag for each color. You can also use a Ziploc sandwich bag incase you don't have any piping bags on hand.
- If your luster dust isn't sticking to the yellow candy melt bows, add a bit of lemon extract or Vodka. Just a drop or two to make it liquidy. Use a paint brush to color and let dry for a couple minutes before handling.
- Once your cinnamon rolls have baked, let them cool for at least 5 minutes before spreading the icing. Once you top them with icing, add your sprinkles right away or else they won't stick once the icing sets.
- Make sure your cinnamon rolls have cooled down completely before you decorate with your green frosting and candy melts.
Get ready to bring in the holiday season with this festive Mickey Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree. This Disney inspired treat is made with store bought cinnamon rolls and decked out in rainbow Mickey shaped string lights. Don't forget to include Minnie with her gleaming gold bows that finish off this tree.
- 3 tubes (17.5 oz) Cinnamon rolls. You will need 11 cinnamon rolls to make this tree
- 1 recipe Vanilla Frosting, or 1 tub (16 oz) of premade frosting
- ½ cup each red, yellow, orange, blue and green candy melts.
- .75 oz Americolor leaf green food gel
- Gold luster dust
- 3 Tbsp Christmas themed sprinkles
- Place candy melts inside heat proof bowls. Heat in microwave for 1 minute at 50% power or defrost setting. Stir and reheat in 30 second increments until smooth and completely melted.
- Place each color inside a disposable piping bag or Ziploc sandwich bag.
- Pipe into Mickey shaped silicone ice tray, a couple rows per color.
- Repeat for all colors.
- Let set for 10-15 minutes at room temp. Remove candy melts from mold and place them onto a parchment lined sheet pan.
- To make Minnie's bows, pipe melted yellow candy melts inside silicone bow mold. Let set completely before removing.
- Once bows have hardened, take a paint brush and dust with gold luster dust.
- Place ½ cup vanilla frosting inside bowl. Reserve leftover. Add 2-3 drops of green food gel until you achieve desired color.
- Place green frosting inside disposable piping bag, fitted with a Wilton #3 round piping tip. Set aside.
- Next, line cook sheet with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray.
- Center 1 cinnamon roll towards the top of the baking sheet.
- For each row after, add an additional cinnamon roll. This will help in creating the triangular Christmas tree shape. The last row will have 4 cinnamon rolls.
- Last, place one roll in the center at the bottom of the baking sheet for the tree trunk.
- Bake according to package instructions.
- Remove cinnamon rolls from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with icing. This will help the icing stay rather than running all over the place.
- Immediately after frosting, add sprinkles. Do not wait too long or else the sprinkles will not stick.
- Let cinnamon rolls cool for an additional 10 minutes.
- Take green frosting and begin adding continuous swirls, starting from the top of the tree and working your way down to the bottom row. Leave single cinnamon roll without swirls as this is the tree trunk.
- Begin decorating with Mickey shaped candy melts, alternating colors and sizes.
- Add Minnie gold bowls throughout tree.
- Serve and enjoy!
Keywords: cinnamon rolls, Mickey shaped, breakfast, Christmas