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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Arty Party Pancakes

Pan Cake Fun


 Making pancakes is something i enjoy doing with my kids..and i have been helping my seven and five year old make their own pancakes....They have been coming up with interesting shapes i must say. Spooning batter on to the pan and tossing , was fiddly at the beginning, but they are getting the hang of it!






I have been  drawing pancake-shapes using a spoon which turns out fine but they  do  not really turn out neat at times. Until i thought of using a sauce dispenser. Using a sauce dispenser to draw shapes out of pan cake batter is so much fun. It is  an interesting way to serve pancakes  to your child. Sure to bring a big smile on his/her face.

And the best part is that the whole family can have fun giving it a go.  It is certainly a delight to watch their masterpieces taking shape!
   


 You will need some basics to begin with....


I bought this decor sauce dispenser from   Big W. Those pretty cookie cutters  from Kmart.
Pouring batter into cookie cutters are great when you want your pancakes thicker. but remember to grease your cookie cutters.

HERE is the recipe for the pancake batter. 

So easy to remember........just remember number 2

 2 cups Self raising flour
2 tbsp  caster sugar
2 eggs
2 cups fresh milk
2 tbsp butter melted

 (optional extras: vanilla or cocoa powder)

Mix all above ingredients really well.And you are ready to use!



My first attempt :-)






My seven year old daughter's master piece!
Butterfly











The big butterfly pancake using  was done without using cookie cutters ,drawing using a sauce dispenser .


Second  Attempt

 This time around I put some thought, and wanted to play with COLORS.
 I need extra sauce dispensers, i reused a  plastic sauce bottle, and made some chocolate pancake batter by  just adding some cocoa powder to my regular pancake batter. It added a nice flavor.



Honey Bee Pan Cakes





Set the pancake-pan on low heat.(no need to grease your pan) .

Begin by drawing the outline of the bee using the chocolate batter.
And then wait for a second and then flood in the vanilla batter(yellow colored).


1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive...

Make Pink,green,yellow and blue batter by adding some food coloring.









Flower Pan Cakes


Draw the outline of the flower using a sauce dispenser,Draw the stem in green. Flood in the vanilla batter to fill in  the petals.  and done-easy!!





  Number Fun 

 The good side or better looking side which is smooth will always be the face down side when you start to draw a batter. To make numeral pancakes be sure to write them backwards on the pan so that they are right-side up when you flip it over.




Numerals written backwards

they are right-side up when you flip it...







Many Ways





Get Arty with pancakes.!!!
Great holiday fun for kids...
Hope you enjoyed my tutorials.Please do leave a comment. And do not forget to visit me next week for a very special pancake.
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