Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Pancakes

I tried this for the first time when College Daughter (Libby)  had her wisdom teeth all cut out during her spring break and was ready for her first meal. I apologize for letting them get too dark. I literally had too many pans in the fire! ...but you get the idea. I kept thinking that I would do this again for better pictures but that hasn't yet happened.



Thanks to Cathe Holden at Family Economics for this delightful idea! There were no photos, but that's where I found these instructions... Use a Ziploc® bag to create happy pancakes for breakfast. Pour a small amount of pancake batter into a plastic Ziploc® bag and trim a small section from the corner. With skillet oiled and hot, draw a happy face or message or name, (if you can write backwards!) onto the center of the skillet. Allow the design to heat and brown just a bit before covering the entire design with more batter to form the pancake. Once the pancake is flipped, the precooked design or message will appear darker than the surface of the rest of the pancake to the delight of your breakfast crowd.

Linking to White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
I'm a Creative Cat @ Poppies at Play
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
Spring Has Sprung @ Fun To Craft

37 comments:

oldgreymare said...

Wish I had grandkiddies to do this for.

I have written out words but never imagined this!

so clever

Suzan

Miss Gracie's House said...

I love homemade pancakes and these are cute, too:)
Rene'

Kate said...

Adorable pancake ideas too too cute. Happy White Wednesday and a Happy Easter holiday to you and yours.

Warm wishes
Kate

mondo cherry said...

I was thinking of making pancakes tomorrow morning for the kids' breakfast now that school holidays have started. I will try this idea which I am sure they will love!
Clare x

A Cottage Muse said...

Mmmmm...I do that with blueberries!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Fun and Yummy!!!!!! Perfect combo!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Too cute! My kiddos love pancakes and I need to give this a try.

thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Bella said...

Mmmm pancakes! I weakness of mine, and this is a super cute idea!
Bella

Rachel said...

I love this idea! Now I'm hungry for pancakes!! :)

Caroline said...

what a great idea! Though, writing backwords sounds a little complicated!

Faded Charm said...

Cute idea! My kids would love this and I'll have to try it.

~Happy WW~

Kathleen

Diann said...

My hubby does this for our two year old. she loves it! I think it is so much fun to add a touch of silly to our food from tme to time!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!!

Astrid said...

Super cute and fun! Thanks for visiting my blog.

I've tried making funny pancakes by putting them pancake batter in a squeeze bottle (like and old ketchup bottle) and then "drawing" on a hot skillet. Fun!

Sandi said...

How fun are these!! Will have to make some soon!!
Blessings~

Sandi said...

PS Did you know that someone has invented pancake batter in a can like the spray whipped cream? I think that would be great, but haven't seen it in our area yet.
Blessings~

The White Farmhouse said...

These are very cute. I made the bitty one Mickey Mouse ones one time. I say one time cause when I made them for her, she wanted me to make Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto too. Yeesh!

June said...

This is so cool!!! I have g-children coming this week, so this would be fun.
I have to tell you that I am dying over those gorgeous necklaces in your previous post. You are so talented. They are amazing.
hugs

Jan LaFollette said...

Thanks for visiting me today, I wish you would have brought some pancakes hehehe!

Brenda said...

That is CLEVER! LOVE IT! MY little daughter loves pancakes, she would love this! I must try it!

Thanks for stopping by-come by and visit anytime. your blog is delightful!

Blessings!
love, Brenda

tinahead81 said...

mmmm...pancakes!! such a cute idea! my kiddos would love that!

Smart Money Mom said...

These are so neat! My girlie will love making these with me! Thanks for sharing!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I wanted to stop by and thank your for visiting my blog and hope you will come again.
I love the idea for the pancakes. They look really good and so cute. And I saw the flower necklaces. Very pretty!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

ha! how clever is that!! My husband does all the cooking here (half my luck!) so will see if he will give it a go. Heck maybe I might try it myself and surprise everyone lol! thanks for coming over and visiting my blog :0)
alicia

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Those pancakes look delicious! Now only if I can turn force myself to cook. Thanks for the visit. Julian

Marianne@Songbird said...

Yum yum. Can I come over for some? I am getting hungry just looking at them.

Jingle said...

Well, now THAT is just super fun! Although...I have a hard enough time getting things to TASTE good never mind look cute! LOL!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

My family would be lucky to get homemade pancakes much less designer ones! Maybe I will be nice and try to make them sometime. : )

Mandi said...

Awesome pancakes! I'll definitely try this-- we are serious pancake eaters in this house. Thanks a bunch!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Mary Beth, so glad you came by this evening, your post reminds me of when I used to make pancakes every Sat. morning for my girls and their friends. I'd make them "mousecakes" that had ears like Mickey Mouse. They were a huge hit! Hadn't thought about that for awhile. You and I like to cook with "a lot of love in it"! Did you know I'm a follower of YOU? Loved that flower necklace in your last post!
hugs,
Debra

pogonip said...

Now you've made me hungry as well as left me smiling at these cute pancakes!

So glad you liked the bunnies at Meadowsweet Cottage--the colored glass ones are some of my favs too!

Natasha said...

My family LOVES pancakes and this is such a great way to jazz them up a bit. Thanks for sharing this fantastic and easy idea!

Thanks also for visiting my blog. It is lovely to "meet" you!

Best wishes for a very Happy Easter,
Natasha.

abnsigoslady said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by the mansion. I love your blog. It is beautiful. The pancake idea is wonderful. My kiddos will love it. Have a blessed Easter. Laura

Red Door Home said...

Yummy! I haven't made pancakes in so long for my kids.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Stopping in to be your newest follower from Friday Follow! Hope you can swing by mine!
Happy Easter!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Gay Vaughan said...

Great job on everything! Thanks for coming to the party again.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Aren't you a sweet mom! These are so cute :)

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

How fun for kiddos. I love it! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.