*In a saucepan over medium heat place 2 cups sugar & allow to dissolve into syrup. Turn heat down to simmer & slowly add 2 cups water (same time stirring with whisk. BE CAREFUL! Sugar mixture & water will cause a very hot steam to errupt. You may blow towards mixture while constantly stirring until all water is incorporated.) then vanilla.
*Mix flour, baking soda & cinnamon. Set aside.
*Cream sugar & butter, then add eggs, milk & water.