I am in awe of these 3D pancakes. For a guy “just trying to make some cool pancakes for his daughter,” Jim (he only gives his first name) is a master, chronicling his daily adventures in pancake making on his blog, and I tip my lightsaber to him.
He also makes 2D pancakes that are quite impressive, such as this iPhone. But it’s the 3D ones that make me all kinds of giddy. I mean, have you ever seen pancakes that can stand up on their own before? Among Jim’s masterful creations: the dinosaur skeleton seen above, a crane, a ferris wheel, a biplane, a carousel, a volcano, a birdhouse, a campfire, a bridge, and even a toilet!
No one can argue that Jim doesn’t love his daughter, since he goes to this much trouble for her every morning. But am I the only one wondering what the heck his recipe is? I’ve made plenty of pancakes in my life and never have I come up with any that were what I’d consider “sturdy.” According to his blog, he overcooks them slightly, which give them more strength, and then uses uncooked batter as mortar to hold them together. He claims he even assembles them on the griddle!