Winter break means three things: relaxing, watching Netflix/Hulu/Youtube and eating. In looking to accomplish all three activities at once, I stumbled upon Saipancakes, the Youtube channel of one creative dad making some unique pancakes. Now, I’ve always known food is a beautiful thing, but Nathan Shields, the creator of Saipancakes, has taken this concept to a whole new level. I mean look at this:

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Just Eat It! Credit to Nathan Shields

 and this

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Lions, Tigers and Pancakes, Oh My! Credit to Nathan Shields

and who could forget this!

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Gotta Eat ‘Em All! Credit to Nathan Shields

Inspired by these videos and a fantastically catchy, pancake-themed remix of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space (shout out to the Morse FroCo’s), I decided to roll up my sleeves and give it a shot. All that was needed was a squirt bottle, griddle, pancake batter and imagination. While my first attempts were not without epic, blob-shaped failures, I got better with practice. You know what they say: practice makes perfect. Though my final products were far from masterpieces, they were definitely delicious and fun to make. Below, check out some of my creations.

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O Christmas Tree by Kristina Kim

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Yale-ing for Pancakes by Kristina Kim

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Pancake Man by Kristina Kim

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Today in Micro-Cooking by Kristina Kim

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New Year, New Pancakes by Kristina Kim

Next time you have a hankering for some hot cakes, give it a try!

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