People are turning cinnamon rolls in turkeys for Thanksgiving

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If you’re looking for a fun way to call in Thanksgiving this year, then TikTok has you covered.

We all know that the Thanksgiving dinner is the main event, but why not mark the occasion at breakfast time, too?

That’s exactly what’s going on over on the video sharing app, as a pretty adorable trend has reared its head. Introducing… cinnamon roll turkeys.


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Yup, with just a few tweaks, you can turn a bog standard cinnamon roll into a little edible turkey. Not only are they fun to make, but they’re bound to put a smile on your family’s faces if you’re celebrating this year.

This trend has been around for several years now, but it’s catapulted into the public’s consciousness thanks to TikTok, and it seems that more people than ever are going to be giving it a go in 2022.

So, how do you make a cinnamon roll turkey? Turns out, it’s actually super easy…

As TikToker @MrsBlinks (shown above) demonstrates online, all you have to do is bake your cinnamon rolls in the oven as usual (whether they’re home-made or shop bought is up to you).

Then, drizzle icing sugar on top of them and fry several rashers of bacon, which will sit upright at the back of the rolls, fanned together so that they appear like feathers.

Order some gummy eyes and a nose online (or make them out of icing), then, break up some pretzels and place them at the base of your cinnamon roll, so they look like feet.

There are several other examples online with slight variations.

For instance, TikTok user @brynnnora makes the feathers using strawberries, orange segments and chopped up bananas, instead, and even makes a dangly wattle on its chin using a small slither of strawberry.


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The trick is to get creative. Plant-based bacon would also work a treat, here, or you could add sweets instead, if you fancy a real sugary treat.

We guarantee serving these on Thanksgiving morning will win you some serious brownie points.

If you have kids (or younger siblings), get them in on it, too. We promise, nothing says family bonding more than decorating a cinnamon roll to look like a bird…