Or, if you aren’t pronouncing them like my 4 year old, “Caterpillar Pancakes”
My kids get so excited when I make their pancakes into shapes. We are at the point where when I make plain, circular pancakes, they are disappointed.
I’ve tried the method where you use a cookie cutter and fill it with pancake batter, but it was pretty messy, and I have had much better luck using squeezy bottles like this. You can find them at any kitchen or restaurant supply store, or on Amazon.com. I cut the tip down really low with a pair of scissors to make the hole bigger. Use a funnel to fill it up with pancake mix and boom, you can draw all over your griddle!
I have to say, as far as shapes go, these are super easy. You just make a bunch of circles in different sizes and draw a “V” for an antenna.
I’ve seen them made with different colors for each circle, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but you know what? I’m just not that ambitious, even though my kids would die of happiness.
These pancakes are little, so they will be ready to flip pretty much as soon as you are done pouring. They are kind of small for a spatula, so I flipped them with two forks.
I immediately buttered them.
Then, arrange them on the plate biggest to smallest. You could use chocolate chips, sprinkles, blueberries, pretty much anything for the eyes and smile. I used a tube of black decorating icing from my pantry because that is what I had on hand.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or serve with syrup. Give your kids a fork and watch them delight over what part of the “cadder-pidder” they are eating right now.