The Department of Fantastic Flapjacks has just discovered its newest members. TigerTomato are an awesome father-and-son pair of pancake artists who create edible pop culture-inspired masterpieces using standard pancake mix, food coloring, fine-tipped squeeze bottles, and plenty of talent. The Melbourne, Australia-based duo has been cooking up delightful pancake characters from cartoons, movies and video games and sharing them on YouTube for just three months, but they’ve already acquired a large, dedicated fanbase.
Using squeeze bottles, they draw their elaborate pancakes freehand on the griddle set to low heat. Their videos include footage of the painstaking creation process, which begins with drawing a batter outline and distinguishing features, followed by filling in the rest of the design with more colored batter to complete the character. They keep the heat on low during the drawing process to keep the coloring even and then turn it up once the piece is complete to finish the cooking
The results are impressively detailed and realistic, but each pancake character still gets eaten. That is, each one except Elsa from Frozen. No one had the heart eat her sweet face:
¼ cup spelt, white, or Bob’s gf flour ¼ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa or dutch cocoa (You can sub regular cocoa, but I haven’t tried it in this recipe and therefore can’t personally vouch for the taste) pinch uncut stevia OR 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar 1/16 tsp salt 1 ½ tbsp applesauce or oil (I use 1 tbsp oil and ½ tbsp applesauce, as I don’t like the taste of fat-free pancakes) 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 5 and ½ tbsp milk of choice Mix dry ingredients very well, then add wet. Make pancakes!
Sneaky pre-Instagram preview for yall: TGIF lunch was vegan vanilla bean and dark chocolate swirled pancakes stacked with banana, mint chocolate squarebar, almonds, peanut butter-maple drizzle and chocolate-tofu mousse