If you’re a breakfast-lover like me, you have definitely heard all about the crazy pancake art that went viral earlier this year. Mesmerized by how pretty breakfast can be, I decided to take a stab at pancake art even though I am not the most experienced in the kitchen. How hard could it possibly be?
With a huge imagination and a lot ambition, I first pulled up some pictures to base my art on, such as Hello Kitty and Despicable Me minions. With little expertise or materials, I quickly failed with those designs. Nonetheless, I wasn’t going to let the heat kick me out of the kitchen so fast. I tweaked my methods, and tried again (and again and again) before finally getting some success. Trying to cook breakfast was not a complete failure. However, here are some pancake art tips for beginners like me, so you won’t make the same mistakes I did:
Before starting, I mixed chocolate with part of the pancake mix so that my outlines would be more prevalent, and I wouldn’t have to worry if my outlines were dark enough before I put in the rest of the pancake mix. An added plus, who doesn’t love some chocolate?
If you do not have squeeze bottles to use (who does?), you can use Ziploc bags. They are perfect if you just want to draw simple designs. Make sure you don’t cut the hole too big though!
Make sure to start with easy designs without super intricate lines. It can be difficult to get comfortable with using pancake mix as your medium for art. Some easy designs I used were flowers, animals, letters, and shapes. Be careful with how fast the pancake mix may come out of the bag when drawing.
Sometimes flipping the pancake over can be the hardest part of the whole process. Use a big spatula to make your life a little bit easier. If you aren’t great at working in a small space, use a big pan too!
Bon Appétit! Pat yourself on the back, you just made art that you can eat!
If you’re still hungry: