Pancake Molds

posted on January 12, 2011 by  |  posted under Boys, Fun With Kids, Girls  |  39 Comments

Pancake Molds so stinkin cute

I have many memories of my Dad trying to make a BIG pancake ‘S’ with a spoon and a little pancake batter. His sweet letters and shapes were never really identifiable. The squeeze bottle method works sooo much better, but today we are taking it up ONE more notch.

I recently spotted adorable pancake molds at Williams Sonoma.

‘Dear Williams Sonoma, I love you in so many ways. You are just a bit out of my price range’.

Due to limits on budget, I took matters into my own hands.  Without further adieu, I give you my version of pancake molds in transportation shapes.

All you need is a few of your kids’ favorite cookie cutters, nonstick spray, and a killer pancake recipe.

(I stock up on assorted cookie cutters at Sweet Baking Supply and you seriously can NOT beat this pancake recipe).

First things first. Coat your cookie cutter with non-stick spray. Don’t be shy,..get it good!

Place cookie cutter on griddle and fill it 1/2 way full with batter.

Watch out! It expands!! Make sure to only fill it half way!

After flipping your pancake, you may need to push down your pancake a little, so it’s not too thick. Wiggle the cookie cutter a little, and if you sprayed the cutter enough, it should slip right off.

The ‘new and improved’ pancake cookie cutter mold versus the ‘old but still kinda cool’ squeeze bottle method.

Cookie Cutter shaped pancakes wins in my book. Hands down.

These adorable little pancakes make me smile.

The meal wouldn’t be complete without a little whipping cream art!

And for educational reasons, make sure to provide a bottle of whipping cream to further your child’s artistic ability. 😉

–Don’t worry Dad. I loved your sloppy pancakes,…and for the grandkids,…I’ll show you how. :)

Pancake Molds so stinkin cute

    1. January 12th, 2011 at 4:58 am
      Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
      Forget making these pancakes for the kids...I'd love to have some myself! So cute!
    2. January 12th, 2011 at 6:16 am
      Green Gracie Home says:
      adorable! love the whipped cream "clouds"
    3. January 12th, 2011 at 7:47 am
      Nicole says:
      OMG! I love this!! Thanks for sharing :)
    4. January 12th, 2011 at 8:01 am
      Kati M. says:
      Love this idea. Simple and fun! Much better than my crazy looking pancakes! :)
    5. January 12th, 2011 at 8:02 am
      Mindy says:
      love the matching airplane pjs!
    6. January 12th, 2011 at 8:52 am
      Peggy says:
      Thank you oh so very much! I have pancake molds from Williams Sonoma which my sister-in-law gave me as a gift several years ago but there were no instructions (ok there were but very vague ones!) The spray cooking oil makes perfect sense!! Yippee I foresee more shaped pancakes in our future. Well at least in the guys' future.... Yeah I can see it now reindeer banana chocolate chip pancakes in our 11, 14, and 17 years old lunches!! I know the younger two won't mind! In fact the 14 yr old and his friends will think they are great! As freshman they are already very secure with themselves! Gotta love the artsy/musical crowd!!!
    7. January 12th, 2011 at 8:59 am
      Alison says:
      Oh my they are cute! I love the little puffs of clouds too. Cute post Shelley!
    8. January 12th, 2011 at 9:31 am
      Chelsy says:
      So fun! That is such a genious idea. I'm going to go try it right now for my sick little princess. Thanks for sharing :)
    9. January 12th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
      Jacque Charwood says:
      These are adorable!! You should check out He does all kinds of crazy cool things with pancakes!!!
      • January 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm
        Shelley says:
        So cool!!! Thanks for sharing!
      • January 12th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
        Kat says:
        Wow! Those are some crazy pancakes!
      • January 12th, 2011 at 4:25 pm
        Annie Byers says:
        Thats funny you should mention cause I was gonna post his link!!
    10. January 12th, 2011 at 1:12 pm
      Emma says:
      Great idea. Gives new meaning to "here comes the airplane!"
    11. January 12th, 2011 at 1:34 pm
      Heidi says:
      So cool! Thanks for sharing. I haven't made pancakes for awhile, but I think I know what we're having for breakfast tomorrow :)
    12. January 12th, 2011 at 1:47 pm
      Sarah T says:
      I thought about using cookie cutters for this but wasn't brave enough to try it. Thanks for the tutorial!
    13. January 12th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
      Ashley Ann @ Our Daily Chocolate says:
      I did the same thing this Christmas, my kiddos wanted snowflake pancakes Christmas morning, so I just used my cookie cutters. It was so much fun!!
    14. January 12th, 2011 at 3:57 pm
      MyKidsMake says:
      Great idea! Looks like a lot of fun. Your pictures are great btw!!
    15. January 12th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
      cathy says:
      Shelley! My husband is just like your dad and does this a few times a month for our littles. Just Monday night were discussing the need for molds but weren't sure if it'd work! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Can't wait to try the recipe too!
    16. January 12th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
      mindy says:
      PURE genious! Love it...gonna try it!
    17. January 12th, 2011 at 5:06 pm
      Melissa says:
      I have always loved pancakes! I have a couple of pancake molds-- the only problem is most of them have a handle, or knob that sticks up so you can just pull the mold off of your pancake, but you cant pull it off when you've only cooked one side; the pancakes dont turn out! A simple cookie cutter is a much better idea! I love it! Thank you!
    18. January 12th, 2011 at 6:02 pm
      Suzanne says:
      Wow! This is so fun!! I could totally make heart shaped pancakes for V-Day with these. Not the "schloops" from last year!!
    19. January 12th, 2011 at 6:33 pm
      Missy says:
      Love it! The whipped cream in a squeeze bottle would be so fun to play around with, as you showed with airplane man!
    20. January 12th, 2011 at 9:23 pm
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      These are the cutest!! I love that they're affordable - I hear you about Williams-Sonoma!
    21. January 13th, 2011 at 1:43 am
      DIane {} says:
      my kids LOVE pancakes and I've made some with molds, here is a fantastic website from someone who is ultra creative with pancakes His ferris wheel remains a favorite :)
      • January 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm
        Amy says:
        Wow. I can't even handle how awesome that Jim guy's pancake creations are. Thanks for sharing that link! So cool!
    22. January 13th, 2011 at 7:34 am
      Leticia says:
      I recently started doing the same thing. I tried it as curiosity after buying some small silicone pancake molds at the dollar store. I tried it and it worked. Thanks for sharing!!!
      Now I need to get more creative.
    23. January 13th, 2011 at 10:26 am
      evienlizzie says:
      Super adorable... and to think, my kids had plain old round pancakes for breakfast! :)
    24. January 13th, 2011 at 11:32 am
      pennymck says:
      So cute! I'll bet pancakes get eaten fast at your house! Can't wait to try it.
    25. January 18th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
      Heidi . says:
      One thing I LOVE about this website is that you always have an innate ability to know that I think is just SO FUN!!! I thought I was the only one who gets such a kick out of these things. LOVE IT!
      • January 18th, 2011 at 1:29 pm
        Shelley says:
        Awwww. Your comment just made my day. :) thanks.
    26. January 18th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
      Yadira @ One Sweet Party says:
      This is so cute! Too bad my kids are too old to appreciate something like this. Hey, my nephew is not! Gotta try it next time he sleeps over. Thanks!
    27. January 25th, 2011 at 7:55 pm
      Amy says:
      Absolutely love this. So simple, yet so brilliant! It's all about the small touches.
    28. January 31st, 2011 at 4:07 pm
      Amy says:
      Cute cute post. Do you know if this will work with plastic cookie cutters?
      • January 31st, 2011 at 4:38 pm
        Shelley says:
        probably not. I think the plastic would melt?
        • February 2nd, 2011 at 1:29 pm
          Amy says:
          Yeah that's what I was thinking...I just thought I'd ask the experts before I completely threw the idea out :-) Thanks!
    29. February 2nd, 2011 at 2:20 pm
      Suzanne says:
      I just shared on my blog. It was so fun and easy. Took longer to cook because of how thick it was, but well worth it. The kids LOVED them.
    30. June 21st, 2011 at 3:16 pm
      Erica says:
      Where do you get your squeeze bottles? I have hard a hard time finding them!
    31. April 4th, 2013 at 7:36 am
      Anonymous says:
      What would happen if you cooked a regular pancake then cut it out with a cookie cutter?
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