It’s called “pancake art.” Anyone can do it. How do I know this? Because I can do it. Which means you can do it. You can get super fancy about it, but no one expects you to. My kids just think it’s cool enough if their pancake has the letter of their first name.

You can customize this to meet any holiday or occasion: Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Halloween, Easter. Here’s a video if you want to get an idea of how this is done.




1. Mix up your pancake batter and fill a “ketchup” bottle with it. You can get these at Walmart, Target, Michael’s, even your dollar store. They are easy to come by and cheap.

I recommend making the batter a little runnier than you normally would so it pours more easily. Also make sure to whisk all the lumps out so it does not clot at the tip.



1. Pour the outline of your “picture” into the pan and let it cook on medium high for about a minute so it browns.



2. Fill in the gaps and let that cook until it bubbles up.



…feel free to take a peek and see if it’s all done on the bottom.



3. Flip it over and let it cook on the other side for a couple more minutes until done.



4.Top with some fruit and syrup or garnish with whipped cream and voila!



If you customize a pancake with someone’s initials, be sure to pour the letters in backwards, as you’ll be flipping the pancake over to reveal the finished product, and it will show up reverse to how you pour it in.



For Valentine’s Day you can do flowers, hearts, initials….be as romantic as you can!


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  • Pancake batter, slightly runny
  • Condiment bottle
  1. Pour pancake batter into pan on medium high heat to make the outline of your "picture."
  2. Let it cook for about a minute, then fill in the gaps with more batter.
  3. Let that cook for another couple of minutes, or until done.
  4. Flip over and cook the other side.
  5. Garnish with fruit and syrup and serve to your loved ones.


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