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3.14.2011

How to Make Bunny Pancakes

What's not to love about pancakes? I mean seriously. And pancakes made into adorable bunnies perfect for spring? Yes, please! Jenni Price of Jenni Price Illustration graciously accepted my invitation to guest post here at Muffin Tin Mom. Her mad pancake art skillz will blow your mind. I hope you enjoy this simple step by step bunny pancakes tutorial as much as I do!


Bunny pancakes are perfect for spring and are super fun for your kids!


This recipe makes about three bunny pancakes depending on the size that you make them. The bunnies in the photo are sized around 4”x5 ½.


Supplies

  • Griddle or large skillet
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Water
  • Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix (the just add water mix)
  • Electric mixer
  • Two Condiment Squirt Bottles (can be found at Walmart)
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Paper Towels
  • Spatula
  • Spoons for mixing
  • Candy (chocolate chips, red M&Ms)
  • Measuring Cup


You had better taste the candy to make sure it's good!


Get out your large bowl and mix with a spoon 1 cup plus 1-2 Tablespoons of pancake batter with ¾ cup of water. You want your batter thick enough to “draw” with but not too much where it wont squeeze out of the squirt bottle. Grab your electric mixer and stir until it's well blended. If you have too many lumps, they will clog up your squirt bottle.

Pour 1/3 cup of batter slowly into one of the condiment squirt bottles. This will be your white color. Put 7 drops of red food coloring into the remaining batter (there should be about 2/3 cup left) and stir with a spoon until the batter is pink.


Pour the pink batter slowly into the other squirt bottle. Make sure and have paper towels handy to clean up any drips.

Spray your griddle with cooking spray but do not turn it on yet.


Step One: Draw a circle with the pink batter.
Step Two: Draw bunny ears with the pink batter.
Step Three: Using the white batter, draw the inside of the ears and the mouth area.


Step Four: Turn on your griddle to the lowest setting (between 200-225 degrees) and let the outlines cook. Wait until they seemed puffed up before continuing. These cooked outlines keep the batter from spreading out so that the shape stays in place.
Step Five: Fill in the bunny with the pink batter as shown in the photo.
Step Six: Using the white batter now, fill in the remaining outlines as shown in the photo. Wait to flip the bunny until the batter is bubbly and looks mostly cooked.


Decorate your bunny pancakes with chocolate chip eyes and M&M's for little noses. You can let your kids have fun with this part. They might even want to try different candy colors for noses or raisins for eyes.


Bunny pancakes are super fun when served at a tea party!


Jenni Price is madly talented artist and illustrator and she shares her talents, among them her unbelievable pancake art on her blog Jenni Price Illustration 

33 comments:

  1. These are just too cute!

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  2. Thanks for sharing my tutorial Michelle! I seriously look forward to muffin tin mom every week and it's an honor to be a part of your site. Thank you!!

    Blessings!
    Jenni

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  3. *squeal* I LOVE IT!! Can't wait to make these. Ok, first need to go and get ALL the supplies, but when I do look out! This kitchen will be hoppin' with bunny pancakes. :)

    Great post, thank you.

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  4. WOW these are so so cute!!! Thanks for the how to on making these, I know my girls will love them!

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  5. Those are the sweetest pink bunnies. Love them! My girls will be so excited to try them.

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  6. So cute. I see Easter Sunday morning's breakfast...!

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  7. These are so super cute! My girls are going to love them! The question is, will they ever go back to plain old pancakes again? LOL

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  8. Are you kidding me? These are just the cutest! I'd love for you to link up on my new Link Party - Tuesday Time Out!

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-time-out-link-up-party.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

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  9. I. love. you. I'm totally charmed by this idea and I'm going to attempt it! Mine won't be nearly so cute... but I'm going to try it all the same.

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  10. You must be joking! these are INCREDIBLE! I'd love to give them a try but I'm sure it's going to be a disaster!

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  11. I've linked your post on my blog and EVERYBODY loved it!
    http://anzouyaspool.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-make-bunny-pancakes.html

    Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

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  12. I might feel bad biting into the head of one of these cuties! haha :)

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  13. TOO CUTE!!!! LOVE IT! GREAT JOB!!
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    Daniela
    http://isreview1.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh, Michelle, these are absolutely fabulous! I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing them with us, Jenni.

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  15. These are amazing!!!! I can't wait to try them. I know the kids will go nuts! Maybe we'll have breakfast for dinner one night this week!

    I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! Still time to post before the next one opens later this week. We have lots of fun ideas there... come check it out!!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-3.html

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  16. Wow. Unbelieeeevable! These are amazing. I posted today on the pancakes and on Jenni Price's fabulous blog. (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com). LOVE it!

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  17. These are so delightful! I love them!

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  18. There are lovely!
    Thanks for sharing! I will try to make some next weekend, I'm sure my daughter will love them.

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  19. These look AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I have got to make these for my almost 2 year old daughter!

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  20. adorable! thanks for the step by step!

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  21. I just love these! I'm featuring them in my For the Kids Friday post later tonight.

    Thanks for sharing this at For the Kids Friday at SunScholars! I will be posting the next party tonight. I hope to have you linking up again this week!

    :)rachel @ SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  22. Check out www.jimspancakes.com!

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  23. Oh my goodness!! This is freakin ADORABLE!!! :) I love the idea and am bookmarking to make for my kids!! They will LOVE them! Thank you so much for sharing. Seriously brilliant! :) *hehe* Im ridiculously exited... hahaha

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  24. I wanted to let you know that I have featured this post as one of my favorites from last week's link party. Stop by and grab an A++ button to post on your blog if you like! Thanks again for joining the For the Kids Link Party at Sun Scholars!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-4.html

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  25. How fabulous are these??? I am definitely going to be trying this out. I hope mine turn out half as cute as yours!! I shared on facebook and am following you now. Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  26. Now that's a work of art! Karen

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  27. I am featuring your adorable pancakes today. Thanks so much for sharing. I know that all my readers are going to love them! They are great :)
    Katie

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  28. So cute! I featured them on my Celebrations and Holidays blog!!

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  29. I made a few cute pancakes inspired by this post.. and posted about it, linking to you of course. :) Check it out if you want to. :) be warned though I pretty much failed at my bunny! haha
    http://mommymade.blogspot.com/2011/04/mommy-made-easter-themed-pancakes.html

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  30. These are too cute to eat! I'm including them in my Friday Favorites this week!

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  31. these are too adorable, thanks for the tutorial - love all your great ideas :)

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  32. These are so adorable!

    -Jessica
    http://mommiesblog2011.blogspot.com/

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