Two years ago I attended the movie “The Tale of Despereaux” with my kids. I was inspired to learn to cook soup in an effort to impress my children, because up until that point the only thing I could be relied on to do successfully in the culinary arts was boil water. Over the next couple of months I tried to make several soups from scratch. The cheese soup was burned and too salty. The hot and sour soup was neither hot nor sour. And the split pea soup was more like a split pea putty. My children were not impressed.
And then there’s this guy, Jim at Jim’s Pancakes. Jim makes some cool pancakes to impress his daughter—like dinosaur skeletons, Spongebob Squarepants, Hello Kitty, wearable pancake jewelry, iphones, campfires, flags, tacos, bi-planes … and a toilet. It’s like edible sculpture. And highly impressive. My kids want to know why I can’t make a ferris wheel out of a pancake. I told them to quit asking questions or I’d make them eat my soup again.
Here’s a video of Jim making bacon and egg pancakes for his daughter. His daughter reminds poor Jim that “shoot” is not a nice word at 1:59. (Also check out Jim’s pancake website.)