Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pancake Art: Top Hat Smileys

Over the last year or so, I've run across some arts that focus around pancake art. I considered showing off some of the AMAZING things people have made with/from pancakes. Then I realized that would only make my pictures look horrible instead of just bad.

While Kimmi was staying with me over the summer, I showed her some of the pictures. She immediately said "we have to do it!" I was already planning on it. I just needed to buy the condiment bottles which I did earlier this week.

I'm starting to make Saturdays "Pancake Day". That might mean that we cook regular circular pancakes of any recipe or we go out to eat at iHop. Our newest option is pancake art! Or pancake doodles. No, really... what's below a doodle? That would be about where my skill level is. Funny enough, my drawing skills with pancake batter seem to be better than with pencil.

Funny conversation real quick before pictures.
Me: You're gonna hate me. Remember how you said we had to do the pancake art?
Kimmi (on the phone): Yeah...
Me: Well--
Kimmi: I hate you!!

But since there is a chance she'll be up here on some Saturdays over the school year to finish out her internship, there will be times when she too can have pancake art doodles whatever.

If I had a griddle, I could make more pancakes at once and it wouldn't've taken me an hour or whatever to make these. Kaelyn loved helping mix up the batter, but I was a selfish mommy and wouldn't let her help with the rest of it.

This was all my idea. I am proud of it. :)

After the first several, Jared told me that I should experiment and do something different. Was not colored batter and cute smiley faces experimental and different enough???

Kaelyn called them cookies and ate the chocolate chips first. Then she asked for more cookies. We told her to eat her pancake and she complied. And then asked for more cookies.

At least she loved them as much as she loves regular cookies I mean pancakes.

Anybody else done pancake art before? Anyone interested in seeing how I did mine? And any requests for future pancake art attempts?


  1. You're incredible!!! I might have to stop by the craft store next week to make something like this for the kids, it's amazing! (You're inspiring!)

  2. those are awesome!!!! Kaelyn is such a cutie!

  3. Dude. We HAVE to do that now. I mean I'm not even a pancake fan but that's just too awesome to NOT do it. Dale will be thrilled. I suggest doing chocolate ones in the shape of Hershey kisses. Complete with the white papers. OR you could do red ones in the shape of lipstick marks. Or both. Sounds like a valentine's day post waiting to happen...

  4. Also, I couldn't help but notice that your "people who like me" column is, erm, empty... how do I get myself in there?

  5. I was so happy to read your pancake post and that you dived right in! They are precious! I hope you keep it up!

    Here's a link to a yummy pancake recipe I found and tried recently. It might be a fun one to try on pancake day. It's not the best for art pancakes but it's really unique and tastes like birthday cake:

    Thanks for saying "hello" on my blog!


  6. Wow I haven't seen the colored pancakes before - definitely will be on my to do list. Here's our pancakes tradition in our house for the beginning of school-

  7. I have a pancake pen from William Sonoma so this would be super doable for me!

  8. this is so fun! My little girl would love these!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!