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How to Draw a Cute Cinnamon Roll

I love drawing cute chibi animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

Since I love drawing cute food, I thought I’d cover how to draw a cute cinnamon roll.

Today, you’ll learn to draw this:

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I use an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a cute Cinnamon Roll – Step by step for beginners

I wanted to teach you how to draw a cute cinnamon roll but at the same time, I’m going to spice it up by making it kawaii and making it look like a cat.

Most kawaii foods have this feature – they resemble some cute animal.

Let’s get started!

We’re going to draw a small bump like this – this is going to be the top of the cinnamon roll.

Next, we’ll draw 2 curves like this around the bigger curve.

2 - draw 2 more curves

We are going to repeat this process and draw 2 more huge curves beneath the ones we already drew – these are going to be the cinnamon roll layers.

3 - draw 2 more curves

It’s okay if they don’t look even – it doesn’t have to be realistic. The whole point of drawing these hand-drawn cartoons is for them to look hand-drawn.

Next, we’ll complete the cinnamon roll by drawing the huge bun underneath.

4 - draw the bun

Now, since it’s a kawaii cinnamon roll, draw 2 ears like this behind the bun.

5 - draw the ears

Now, you’re going to draw the frosting – just draw a squiggly line like this – some uneven U shapes and you’ll have your frosting!

6 - draw the frosting

Finally, draw two eyes and a small mouth on the cat cinnamon roll!

7 - add a cute face


Ain’t he cute?

Now, it’s time to color our little cinnamon roll.

First, I’ll start out with the base colors. Remember to color it any color you want!

8 - color the cinnamon bun

Now, I’ll add that swirl so it looks like a cinnamon roll and also add 2 cute blush spots!

9 - add a cute face

Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


You’ve learned how to draw a cute cinnamon roll.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute cinnamon roll. You can also use this as a cinnamon roll drawing reference.

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, check out these books!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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