Star Wars Pancakes!


I finally made one of my favorite things from when I was little, the “AT-AT” from Star Wars.  This was not easy, but well worth it :) It took a little more planning than usual, since four-legged pancake creations seem to be the most difficult to engineer. Here’s the super-scientific blueprints I started from:


I ended up making all the legs straight. Placing them in a walking configuration proved too unstable. In all, there are 13 pieces, all held together with pancake batter. Here’s a shot of some of the pieces cooking on the griddle:

starwars-pancake-parts more-parts

Total time to create it was about 15 minutes, mostly because it took a while to get the legs “crispy” enough to hold up the body. From there, I placed the parts back on the griddle and used more pancake batter as “glue”. If you let the parts sit on low heat for long enough, the batter eventually cooks through and makes a nice strong connection.

Here’s a short video of the finished piece. Video shows the 3D look a little better:

Allie wanted to eat a flower pancake, so this one was eaten by me, while humming the Darth Vader theme. Perfect.

Any suggestions for another?


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52 Responses to Star Wars Pancakes!

  1. WifeOfAJedi September 20, 2011 at 3:47 am #

    This is AMAZING!! It will make my husband’s day!
    I’ll have to see about getting the “proper equipment” to start making pancakes your way… I’m sue they’ll be in high demand around here. :)
    Thanks! and keep them coming!

  2. Jeff September 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Very cool.

  3. Judah September 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Your tongue can’t repel flavors of that magnitude.

  4. Sean September 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Wow. Me kids and I were all impressed. Darth Vader’s tie-fighter would be a cool one to try (this coming from they guy who doesn’t have to figure out how!), or the Millenium Falcon. Love the site and love your creativity!

  5. mom September 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Love this griddle confection! Hope Ryan wasn’t upset that he wasn’t included in your gobble fest! Again, going back to your childhood… about those singling/dancing raisins……(family joke!)

  6. ERK! September 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    You should do a 3D Falcon! Yeah! It’s almost like a traditional stack of pancakes, but awesome!

    Also, a Star Destroyer!

  7. lorie v. September 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    The force must have been with you as you made this creation!! Love it.

  8. Martin September 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    These are not the droids you are looking for!

  9. horncologne September 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    My kids now know I am an inferior dad … thanks a lot, Jim.

    Boring round, buttermilk pancakes that only take me 15 min. to make will never do again.

    Sigh …

  10. Kelly September 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Oh WOW!!! That is awesome! All we have is the star wars forms – and I don’t like them all that much. Your pancakes are really fun, and this one has to be my fav so far!

  11. chris September 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    you rule – that is awesome

  12. Gina September 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I love it. My son Matt will especially want to do this one!!

  13. La Rêveuse September 21, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    I puffy heart you.

  14. Maureen September 21, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    Love it! Too awesome :)

  15. Shenny's Mommy September 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Haha…that is truly fun to see your pancakes.

  16. kayne September 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    “When take 15 minutes to bake, look this good you will not!”

    You, sir, rule.

  17. andrew grover September 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    wow that is very cool. never thought i’d like someones pancakes but that’s marvelous

  18. Meridith September 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    So awesome you are. Look this good my pancakes do not. :o)

  19. CEC September 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    This whole process is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us! Are you making a cookbook with all of these?

  20. KY September 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Applause from a very happy Star Wars and pancake fan!
    Anything Harry Potter or Disney/Pixar coming soon? just suggestions :D
    I’m so gonna do this for my kids when I’m a parent!!!

  21. Liz Engan September 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    My kids used to think I was cool because I made alien face pancakes. You’ve certainly burst that bubble! Way to go.

  22. Clare September 22, 2011 at 2:27 am #

    OK I am officially in love with a pancake!
    This is AMAZING! You are an artist with yummy, sweet food!
    I’m going to go drool and stare in awe at all your other stuff….

  23. Ron Edwards September 22, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    Star Trek! Battlestar Galactica! or even Blade Runner.

  24. Aden September 22, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    Haha Innovative. Wonder if someone can create the Dark Vader out of Olives.

  25. Denise September 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I love this! Who would have thought to make pancakes in 3D? Oh yeah, you Jim :)

    Great job!

  26. Bookwyrme September 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Awesome. Now I have to go look at your other pancakes!

  27. Darren K September 23, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Don’t make them. IT’S A TRAP!!!

  28. Chimmy September 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    so do you have to eat it with icing instead of syrup?

  29. Tiffany September 24, 2011 at 1:02 am #

    This is the nerdiest thing I have ever seen. And that’s saying something!

  30. Judy September 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Ok, now it’s time to trot out the Tom Smith quote:

    “It’s time for the syrup gun! <> Mrs. Butterworth can be a harsh mistress!”

  31. Scott E. Lee September 26, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    Lurve it, lurve it, lurve it! People are asking for Millennium Falcons and TIE Fighters but I have a (deceptively) easy Star Wars themed stack: The Death Star from Episode IV — A New Hope. It “just” a stack of circles …

    May the Force (of Gravity) be with you.

  32. Mia September 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Jim, that’s by far the coolest thing you did! Yes I’m a star wars fan :)

  33. carol September 26, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    seriously?! the force is with you. definitely the falcon next, how about han solo in carbonite?

  34. Jerebear September 28, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    Please answer, because im curious, sorry for my bad english. did you lose your job and now you work full time on pancakes because you need a creative outlet/job? when i look at you it just looks like you have no job and are trying to find a niche with pancakes. is that true?

  35. Brian September 29, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    Yeah, cute, but how does it taste?!?!?


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