Last Updated on September 11, 2023 by Lori Walker
Cinnamon rolls are a famous breakfast pastry that can be easily made at home using pre-made dough in a can. These cans are airtight and have a popping mechanism that releases the dough.
However, opening the can of cinnamon roll dough can be tricky for some people, especially if it’s their first time using it. If not opened correctly, the dough can become stuck and difficult to remove from the can.
Trust me; I’ve been there.
To save you from the hassle, I’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to open cinnamon roll cans safely and efficiently to help you make the perfect homemade cinnamon rolls.
6 Steps in Opening Cinnamon Roll Can
- Hold the can steady: Hold the can steady on a flat surface with one hand.
- Locate the pull tab: Look for the seam on the top of the can, about an inch away from the edge. The pull tab will be on one side of the seam, close to the edge of the can.
- Grasp the pull tab: Use your other hand to grasp the pull tab.
- Pull the tab towards you: Gently pull the pull tab towards you, and the can should release with a hissing sound.
- Open the can: Pull the pull tab until the can is completely open.
- Remove the dough: Once the can is open, use a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to remove the dough from the can gently. If the dough is stuck, use a butter knife or spatula to loosen it.
How Do You Open The Cinnamon Roll Can Without A Pull-Tab?
If you have a cinnamon  roll can without a pull tab, you can still open it easily with a can opener.
First, hold the can steady on a flat surface and use the can opener to make two small holes near the edge of the can, opposite each other. The holes should be large enough to allow air to escape.
Then, gently rock the can back and forth to release the dough. Use scissors to open the can’s top if the dough is stuck.
Once the can is open, use a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to gently remove the dough from the can, being careful not to damage it.
How Do You Locate The Pull-Tab On A Cinnamon Roll Can?
To locate the pull tab on a cinnamon roll can, first look for a seam on the top of the can. The seam will be about an inch away from the edge.
“I love my chocolate. I love my dessert, I love my cookie dough.”– Anthony Yarde, British Professional Boxer
The pull tab will be on one side of the seam, close to the edge of the can. The pull tab may be marked with an arrow or a label that says “Pull here.”
Once you have located the pull tab, use your fingers to pull it towards you to open the can gently.
What Tools Do You Need To Open It?
You will need a few essential tools to open a cinnamon roll  can. You will need a can opener, a clean kitchen towel or paper towel, and scissors (optional).
It’s essential to use a can opener suitable for opening a can with a pull tab. With these tools, you can quickly and safely open the can of cinnamon roll dough and enjoy delicious homemade cinnamon rolls.
How Do You Remove The Dough From The Can?
After you have opened the cinnamon roll can, the next step is to remove the dough from the can. Use a clean kitchen or paper towel to remove the dough from the can gently.
If the dough is stuck, use a butter knife or spatula to loosen it, being careful not to damage the dough. You can gently tap the can on a flat surface to release the dough.
“Unlock the spiral magic; a simple pop, and cinnamon rolls beckon!”– Leonelli Bakery
Once you have removed the dough from the can, you can unroll it and prepare your cinnamon rolls.
How to soup up canned cinnamon rolls?
One way to soup canned cinnamon rolls is to add extra toppings, such as nuts, fruits, or chocolate chips, before baking. You can also drizzle the rolls with icing or glaze once baking for added sweetness and flavor.
Check out these ways to keep rolls warm when transporting them to another place here.
How do you open a cinnamon roll without popping it?
It’s impossible to open a cinnamon roll can without the popping mechanism. The can is designed to release pressure when opened, which causes the can to pop.
Opening a cinnamon roll can seem intimidating, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process. However, with the right tools and technique, opening a cinnamon roll can be a simple and easy task.
By following the step-by-step guide outlined in this article, you can safely and quickly open a cinnamon roll can with a pull tab or without a pull tab.
Once you have opened the can, you can easily remove the dough and prepare delicious homemade cinnamon rolls.
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