A Finnish korvapuusti ("A slap on the ear")
|Alternative name(s)||Cinnamon bun, cinnamon swirl, cinnamon snail|
|Place of origin||Sweden|
|Main ingredient(s)||Dough, cinnamon, sugar|
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It consists of a rolled sheet of yeast-leavened dough onto which a cinnamon and sugar mixture (and raisins or chopped grapes in some cases) is sprinkled over a thin coat of butter. The dough is then rolled, cut into individual portions, and baked. In North America, cinnamon rolls are frequently topped with icing (often confectioner's sugar based) or glaze of some sort. In northern Europe, nib sugar is often used instead of icing.
In Sweden, the country of its presumed origin, the cinnamon roll takes the name of kanelbulle (literally: "cinnamon bun") and October 4 has more recently started to be promoted as "kanelbullens dag" (Cinnamon roll day). A German variety originating in Hamburg and its surroundings is the Franzbrötchen.
The size of a cinnamon roll varies from place to place, but many vendors supply a smaller size about 5 centimetres (2.0 in) in diameter and a larger size about 10 centimetres (3.9 in) to a side. The largest variety can be found in Finland, called Korvapuusti, where it can be up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in diameter and weighing 200 grams (7.1 oz).
The Finnish "Boston cake" is a "cake" made by baking cinnamon rolls in a round cake pan instead of baking them separately, so that they stick together to form a round cake.
Honey bun 
A honey bun is a sweet roll not very much, but slightly similar to the cinnamon bun that is popular in the southeast United States. "A honey bun is a fried yeast pastry that contains honey and a swirl of cinnamon in the dough and is glazed with icing. According to legend, Howard Griffin of Griffin Pie Co. in Greensboro, North Carolina, developed the first honey bun in 1954. Flowers Foods acquired Griffin Pie Co. in 1983. Although the Greensboro bakery is now closed, honey buns remain a best-seller for Flowers." Unlike cinnamon buns, which are generally the product of bakeries, honey buns are common convenience store and vending machine fare. Normally sold individually wrapped, alone or in boxes of 6 or more, they are a popular grab-and-go breakfast, eaten cold or heated in a microwave oven.
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See also 
- Cinnabon - Bakery chain known for cinnamon rolls
- Chelsea bun - Confectionary made using a similar process
- "cinnamon snail". Retrieved April 17, 2013.
- Carlson, Jen. "Why The Cinnamon Snail Vegan Food Truck Is The Best Food Truck In Town". The Gothamist. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- "Kanelbullens Dag 4 Oktober". Kanelbullensdag.se. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
- "Kanelbullar". Sweden.se. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Korvapuusti in Finland
- "Boston cake". Saunalahti.fi. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "Mrs Freshley's - Varieties - Honey Buns". Mrsfreshleys.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
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