Difficulty level: 11 – Ferris Wheel Pancake!

A ferris wheel pancake

I think this was the hardest pancake so far. Amber suggested it from the Jim’s Pancakes Facebook page and I thought it would be a nice challenge. Well, an hour later and with most of my fingers burned I’m calling it a success. I’ll post the video of it here after I load it to my youtube channel later. Getting the 2 halves to join together was pretty rough, and making the individual seats was a bit of a pain. My wife took a look at it and asked me if it spun around like a real one. No, it doesn’t…maybe next time :)

About midway through, Allie decided that I was taking too long so she abandoned the project and decided to watch some Saturday morning cartoons. The best part was when I was all done, she came and looked at it told me it was cool and then went right back to cartoons. I guess I just can’t compete with Yo Gabba Gabba. Hmm, unless I make some Yo Gabba pancakes!  Tomorrow!

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31 Responses to Difficulty level: 11 – Ferris Wheel Pancake!

  1. Mrs Currywurst May 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    WOW! Good work :)

  2. lena May 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    OMG! u are awsome!
    i looked at your vids, and im just amazed ^^
    i wish u had more vids of amazing pancake sculptures,
    i could watch it all day :]

    btw, can u come to my house and make me pancakes every day? ^^ lol

  3. Katherine May 16, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    As a family, we make pancakes almost every weekend. My boys are a bit older than your daughter but they still would love shaped pancakes. Your 3-D pancakes will really impress them! I’ve bookmarked you to keep abreast of your newest ideas. LOVE them all!!!! And looking forward to reproducing some for my kids tomorrow morning…

  4. PaisleyJade May 16, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    You pancakes are the best pancakes ever!!!

  5. Jolly Tomato May 16, 2010 at 5:21 am #

    Awesome, Jim! You’re our new Hero of the Griddle. We featured Jim’s Pancakes on our Fun Food Saturday feature here: http://jollytomato.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/fun-food-saturday-jims-pancakes/

    Keep up the great work!
    Jeanne @JollyTomato

  6. Y May 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    What, it doesn’t spin? How disappointing..

    (kidding! That’s the most amazing pancake ever!)

  7. Helen M. May 16, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    OMG!!! ^^ this pancake is superb, congrats!!!!

  8. emma May 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    jim, you are a pancake genius.

  9. Susan May 16, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    WOW! This is supremely awesome!

    And I thought I was cool making rainbow pancakes with all natural food colorings for my kids! Ha ha ha ;)

    Keep up the great work!

  10. JO May 17, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    dang it you beat me to the idea of making a ferris wheel, i made a bridge like you only a different design and has the edges a little straighter, next thing im going to make is a ferris wheel like you but I’m going to try to add a hand crank to make it rotate.

  11. Jim May 18, 2010 at 4:58 am #

    Awesome! My wife would be impressed since yours can spin :)

  12. Jim May 18, 2010 at 5:03 am #

    Thanks for the feature!

  13. TsukiFox May 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    amazing! I LOVE this one!

  14. Russ May 19, 2010 at 5:02 am #

    Totally awesome blog man, you rock! Pancakes are the one thing I can cook really well . . . but they’re all “full moon” pancakes, nothing like yours. Keep it up.

  15. Hfarmer June 6, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    You are officially the coolest dad ever…

  16. rnbguru June 6, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    This is epic. Don’t let this get out too much or you’ll be raising the bar for men everywhere. Still, I love what you did with this one!

  17. Baz June 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    How the hell do you do this, man? that’s awesome!

  18. Linda's Yummies June 9, 2010 at 3:13 am #

    Holy smokes… you never cease to amaze me.

  19. DJ June 10, 2010 at 3:38 am #

    You seem like the coolest dad in the world.

  20. Nano Serwich June 10, 2010 at 4:04 am #

    FANTASTIC. Posted it to facebook. You are a rock star!!!!

  21. Essie June 18, 2010 at 4:10 am #

    Ohh, so cute! I’m pretty sure you get the Dad of the Year award for this, haha.

  22. Chris & Max June 23, 2010 at 4:15 am #

    This is So awesomeee… u should make mini pancake people to ride the wheel….

  23. Sandy June 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    This is one of my favorites! Your pancakes are absolutely amazing. If you still have the video for this one, I would love to see it! (just checked your youtube channel and didn’t find it).

  24. zenk July 14, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    That purse looks jealous.

  25. Kori October 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Just came across your blog via the Whole Foods Facebook post, and I love it! Your pancakes are unbelievably impressive and your daughter is adorable. What a fun idea!

  26. Tammy Petersen October 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    sweet awesomeness!!!

  27. dennis moore February 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Game Over you win!!! Thank you for sharing your greatness with us mortal men……

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