Inspired by one of the breakfast restaurant cooks (chef?) in an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, I decided to get a little more creative with the pancakes I make for Mary for breakfast. In the TV episode, the cook did a pancake that is shaped and looked like the host of the show— Guy Fieri’s head. Very impressive.
I told Mary I would make her pancakes for breakfast and surprise her by making it look like her most favorite thing in the world. What would it be? After some pondering, she said that her most favorite thing in the world is LOVE, so make them shaped like hearts.
Well, I thought I would get more creative than that.
My first thought was to make her a sun-shape with curlicue rays and a smiley face inside it. So, I tried to incorporate the two ideas.
Not so impressive.
Next, I did hearts within heart.
A little better.
I tried a third one — hearts within a butterfly.
Looks good but I cheated a little bit on this- looks great on the plate but the whole thing is in pieces.
Still, all in all, not bad for a first try.
Mary was totally impressed. She loved them so much that she only ate around the edges of the second one (the big heart) and the bits and pieces of the butterfly. She wants to preserve the rest.
The sign is supposed to keep me and her Daddy away from the pancakes (y’know, like “accidentally” throw them away)while they dry. I told her that we need to do this first before we put the pancakes in a plastic bag. Anyone have any ideas on preserving pancake art???