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How to Make Superhero Pancakes

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How can you possibly improve fried bread slathered in butter and syrup? Superheros, that's how. You may not be able to shoot webs from your hands or have an angst-filled romance with a beautiful actress, but with these three easy steps, you can be a hero to your kids. Or your grandma. Or whoever's sitting at your table with syrup at the ready.

This instructable will show you how to make Batman, Spiderman, and Superman pancakes. But you're a creative individual. Wih this technique in hand, you can make whatever pancake your little heart (or stomach) desires. You are Michelangelo. Here are some paints:
 
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Step 1: Arm Yourself

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Make your favorite pancake batter. Use your normal consistency, but err on the side of too runny rather than too thick.

Put some of the batter in some sort of squeezable container. It could be an old mustard bottle, a syringe, a plastic bag with a hole in it, an icing dispenser... anything that you can squeeze a fine line of pancake batter out of.  I found the plastic bag with a hole too difficult to work with, so I ended up using a mustard bottle.

Step 2: Draw

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Draw your design on a hot pan.

I repeat: your pan should be hot. The idea is for your design to cook longer than the rest of the pancake (so it gets darker).

TIP 1: Don't use no-stick spray if you can help it. The no-stick spray leads to a mottled appearance on the pancake, which kindof ruins the effect of your design. And if you're using a teflon coated pan, you don't really need it.

TIP 2: If you are doing a design with letters, or any design that would look weird in a mirror, DRAW IT BACKWARDS on the pan. I did not do this on the Superman design, so when I flip it in step three, it looks backwards.
dmayer24 months ago

Thanks for the Heads Up on the backward drawing, and being on honest! (I would have mirrored the Superman Pics in photoshop ;)

solobo (author)  dmayer24 months ago
Ha, I did consider it...
jaymisen8 months ago
Cool idea! Thanks:)
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poofrabbit10 months ago
Congratulations on your 1st prize win!
solobo (author)  poofrabbit10 months ago
Thanks!
That is a great idea, I can't wait to have the grandson over again to try it.
solobo (author)  Dantheplasticman11 months ago
Thanks, good luck!
Cute idea. It looks as if it's kiddie approved too.
solobo (author)  HorrifiedOnlooker11 months ago
Yep, though for him, as long as it's bread it's approved ;)
Zachattack200211 months ago
That looks AWESOME
solobo (author)  Zachattack200211 months ago
Thanks!
poofrabbit11 months ago
I love these! Thanks for sharing!
solobo (author)  poofrabbit11 months ago
No problem.
Znaffi11 months ago
Wow, that is creative! :D
solobo (author)  Znaffi11 months ago
Thanks; my mom used to do these without the squirt bottle to make Mickey Mouse pancakes.
These are so cool! I swear, doing something like this makes the pancakes taste even better!
solobo (author)  Penolopy Bulnick11 months ago
Ha yep; it does indeed.
thebeatonpath11 months ago
My kids will LOVE this! I already use a bottle to squirt out this mix, so I'm halfway there. Thanks for the inspiration!
solobo (author)  thebeatonpath11 months ago
You're welcome, let me know how they turn out.
rahkshi9511 months ago
This is brilliant! I am so doing this next time I make pancakes. Most DEFINITELY a winner in the "Play With Your Food" contest!
solobo (author)  rahkshi9511 months ago
Ha thanks! My mom used to do this to make Mickey Mouse pancakes.
snotty11 months ago
Aw yiss... This is awesome!
solobo (author)  snotty11 months ago
Thanks!
bwsandman11 months ago
never would have guessed. great job.
solobo (author)  bwsandman11 months ago
thanks!
Zachary480111 months ago
I am so doing this
fractalVisionz11 months ago
I've also used cinnamon and sugar for drawing on the top side before flipping. It can produced the same patterns, but with a sweeter taste! Mickey mouse is a favorite, with cinnamon ears, eyes, and nose for kids.
lbrewer4211 months ago
I see Starfleet pancakes coming to my house in the near future.
sniffydogs11 months ago
Sweet!
jerjod11 months ago
Sweet!
gzank611 months ago
these are cool... my brother in law does these... saw on some cooking show.
grey_starr11 months ago
Backwards Superman S is for his nemesis Bizarro!
doccat511 months ago
Too cool!
InfiniTTTy11 months ago
Love it!