A new challange- Carousel Pancakes!

Allie requested a carousel this weekend.  A carousel? I didn’t think that she knew what a carousel was. I took her on one once, but that was a long time ago. I guess her memory is better than mine! Anyway, I was feeling up to the challenge and this is what we made:

A carousel pancake

I think it came out pretty good for a first try, but I think I’m going to have to revisit this one again. If I made the whole thing bigger I think I could get more detail in the animals. Right now I think they all look like fish.  The next challenge was the roof. I really wanted that “circus tent” effect so I decided to use a mold. We had a bundt cake pan that seemed like it could do the job, so I heated it up in the oven at 450 degrees and then spread batter around the inner wall.

I put it back in the oven to cook for a bit and it came out pretty good. I had to cheat a little and embed some wooden skewers into the carousel animals so that the roof would stay up, it was kinda heavy. I’ll have to revise my molding technique so that I can save some weight on these things. By the time I was done Allie had already had a bunch of pancakes, so I ate this one.  Not too bad…oven-cooked pancakes are actually pretty good.

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20 Responses to A new challange- Carousel Pancakes!

  1. jd August 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm #


  2. katie August 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    HOW AWESOME. Very inventive and clever.

  3. Lilly August 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    This is so cool! Can you please make some more videos, those are so helpful :)

  4. Anna Marie August 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    I really love your ingenuity with the bundt pan! Nice job!!! Allie is a smart cookie!

  5. liz August 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    This is so precious. And so is your cute daughter! Love your blog. :)

  6. Wei-Wei August 25, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    That’s amazing how you used the bundt pan! Baked pancakes actually sound pretty good ;)

  7. Scott Smith August 25, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    Insane! Keep up the good work.

  8. Daisy August 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    You, my friend, are a genius!

  9. Carrie August 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Just found your blog and it is amazing! I’m VERY impressed! And your daughter is so cute! :)

  10. Swati August 27, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    This is a great creation. Amazing. And the animals don’t look like fish, really.

  11. Ana September 8, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    Very creative!!! The first time i see pancakes with a style. I may try it some day.

  12. Emily September 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    That’s so cute!
    You should have an exhibition somewhere to show people all your lovely work (and a cafe where they can eat it … nom nom nom!)

  13. Someone September 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    i think it’s delicious

  14. Emi September 30, 2010 at 12:58 am #

    Awesome! And a carousel with fish would be pretty awesome too.

  15. Janna October 15, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    Unbelievable! I’m really impressed at your pancake creativity. I’m not showing my kids your blog for fear that they would expect me to replicate some of your amazing pancake sculptures.

  16. Joe M October 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Amazing!! I never would have thought such intricate things could be made with pancakes.

    You know how carousels always have that big center module that everything spins around? Maybe that (in the form of a stack of small pancakes) is your solution to the roof support problem :)

  17. Justin Bieber January 19, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Could you make a picture of me…
    All my girlie fans would love it.

    Peace out, suck’erzz.

  18. xtin June 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm #



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