Pink Ribbon Cinnamon Rolls For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With the arrival of October, we also have the arrival of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I usually try to come up with a few unique treats to help my friend Jen with her Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising she always does.    It’s far more personal for her this year, as her mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.   In addition to that, a friend of mine was also diagnosed this year.  It’s certainly brought it all very close to home.   So in trying to come up with something creative for fundraising and awareness, I thought why not make cinnamon rolls…  PINK.

Not only could these be a great option for an early morning bake sale fundraiser, but also a great treat for so many of those who will be up early and walking in fundraisers this month.

I made these the same way I make all of my cake mix cinnamon rolls but with two changes.  I added a teaspoon of pink gel food coloring and instead of brown sugar in the filling, I used white sugar (mainly just to keep the filling from getting too dark in color).   I added the food coloring at the same time that I added the yeast/water mixture to the dry ingredients.

The color was a nice bright pink.  You could certainly back off a bit on the color for more of a pale pink.

Ah.  Cinnamon rolls.  The color pink.  Love it.

I was happy that they maintained their color while baking.   Ah, I have visions of Christmas colors in the future…

Add a frosting or glaze of your choice and some pink ribbon sprinkles, and you have some super cute cinnamon rolls to help in whichever way works best for you.

They taste just like the un-colored version of my birthday cake mix cinnamon rolls.

Some other pink ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness treats you may like are…

Pink Ribbon Funfetti Cupcake Jars

Pink Ribbon Cupcake Pops

Pink Ribbon Pink Velvet Cupcakes

And Pink Ribbon Cakesicles

Hopefully some of these ideas can help those of you that are fundraising this month.   And if you are looking to help someone who is fundraising, please head over to my friend Jen’s “Tutus for Tatas”  2012 Race For The Cure fundraising page and send even a dollar or two that way.

To Make Pink Cinnamon Rolls

And remember you can find the instructions and recipe for how to make the cake mix cinnamon rolls over in this post and you can find pink ribbon sprinkles hereI made these the same way I make all of my cake mix cinnamon rolls but with two changes.  I added a teaspoon of pink gel food coloring and instead of brown sugar in the filling, I used white sugar (mainly just to keep the filling from getting too dark in color).   I added the food coloring at the same time that I added the yeast/water mixture to the dry ingredients.  :)

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  1. says

    I have a question have you ever made them the night before I love the Idea of these for Valentines Day but I want to make then the night before, refrigerate or freeze and defrost then bake in the morning. ?

    • says

      I make them all the time the night before, but I don’t put them in the fridge or freezer. I actually like to make them late at night, frost them (let it soak in a bit) and then cover with foil and leave on the counter. Perfect in the morning! I almost never make these the same day we eat them (I’m not that much of a morning person!).

  2. CarlyN says

    Do you have full instructions somewhere that I missed? Lol perfect for my daughters preschool class for valentines day next month :)

    • says

      Hi Carly, because these are made identically to another batch of cinnamon rolls, I simply linked it up in the text with the two small changes I made. Here’s that part of the post…

      I made these the same way I make all of my cake mix cinnamon rolls but with two changes. I added a teaspoon of pink gel food coloring and instead of brown sugar in the filling, I used white sugar (mainly just to keep the filling from getting too dark in color). I added the food coloring at the same time that I added the yeast/water mixture to the dry ingredients.

  3. Karyn says

    These will be great for Valentine’s Day! Quick question-I saw your comment about making them in the evening and leaving on the counter overnight. My 3 year old LOVES to help me bake and thought this might be a fun activity to do over the weekend. Do you think if we make the rolls and freeze them before baking, they will turn out as well? Was thinking then defrosting and baking the night before.

    • says

      Karyn, I know many people do that, I just haven’t in a long time so I can’t really speak to the results. I do know you need to really make sure they have proper time to thaw prior to baking. Good luck!

  4. Jamella Lina says

    Hi Christi,

    When I saw your post about PINK Cinnamon Roll and its about Cancer Awareness, I am excited to try it my own… I love cinnamon rolls and was delighted that you’ve made a pink one…The only problem I have is that, there is no pink ribbon sprinkles available here…Anyways, will do this by Feb 13th… I love pink and I will do my best to spread info about how to fight cancer, especially Breast Cancer… Thank you for sharing this to us…

    ~~Jamie

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