Enough time has passed
I started the process by activating the yeast with warm (not too hot!) water.
Then I sifted together my dry ingredients and created a hole in the middle for the wet ingredients.
After the dough was mixed and smooth, the kneading begins - a sticky and messy process, but
just when your hands feel like they're about to fall off eventually the dough gets elasticy and shiny.
Now for the waiting...first the dough rises for an hour and a half, until it doubles in volume.
Then you "forcefully" punch it down with your fist and sprinkle with cinnamon. After forming into a twisted ring, the dough has to rise again for an hour.
It bakes for 20 minutes and then it's covered it green, yellow and purple icing. (I was out of blue food coloring to make the purple.) We got a little ahead of ourselves and put the icing on too soon, so it was really runny. I didn't hide a baby in this cake, but I probably will for the one I bring to work.