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The colourful world of pancake art


1st Jan 2015 Recipes

The colourful world of pancake art

Yup, you read that title correctly. One pancake-flipping father/son duo from Melbourne, Australia are stirring up a storm online with their incredible works of pancake art. 

The self-titled Tiger Tomato team told ABC News; “Pancake batter is the first edible medium we have worked with and we just loved the idea of art and food coming together."

Their favourite subjects are the cartoon characters watched by a baby in the family as well as suggestions from their avid subscribers, of which they now have over 500,000. 

By far their most popular pancake character is Elsa, from Disney's Frozen. 

To create these unique works of art, the team draw intricate lines using coloured pancake batter which they gradually fill with other colours and details. 

They then flip the pancake over to reveal their impressively accurate renderings. 


Elsa pancake
The drawing process. Image via Tiger Tomato

A cute rainbow design was their first venture into the world of viral food videos, and since then they have created Garfield the cat, Humpty Dumpty, Winnie the Pooh and many more. 

rainbow pancake
Tiger Tomato's first work of pancake art

While they don't practise for simple characters, preferring to "just go for it", the father and son admit that their more intricate efforts take a little more planning. 

Here are 5 of our favourite pancake designs:


1. Mr Bean


2. Garfield

Garfield Pancake
Image via Tiger Tomato


3. Bacon and eggs


4. Marge Simpson

Marge Simpson
Image via Tiger Tomato


5. Pikachu 


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