Kevin Blankenship is an Oklahoma City based writer and producer who started experimenting with designing pancakes for his two young sons about a year ago. “In college, I was a cartoonist, and I’ve never been able to let it go,” he says. “But, when you’re a parent, there’s not a whole lot of time to spend on hobbies.” Here’s how he does it:
I started with basic shapes, like Mickey Mouse, which is just three circles, and got a sense of how quickly things brown and then looked around at what some other food artists were doing and I saw that they were using squeezable condiment containers to draw out lines. The darker areas (like eyes, the webbing on Spiderman’s suit, and so on) I put down on the pan first and then fill in the other areas little by little.
It’s been about a year, and Blankenship’s pancake innovations show no sign of slowing down. Right now, he’s working on mastering Clint Eastwood in “High Plains Drifter”.
Follow his Instagram @kevin_blankenship for more awesome pancake art.