Grinning caterpillar silver dollar pancakes

Heidi Kenney's caterpillar pancakes are utter perfection -- a cuteness of great and weighty proportion, beckoning from the breakfast tray. Seriously, I'm a sucker for any breakfast that smiles back at me (my folks used to make me smiling pancakes with faces made out of banana slices and raisins), and this is the zenith of the form.

foodies (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


  1. As you impale them upon your forked instrument of torture, they start to bleed maple syrup, their happy smile falls from their face as your maw opens in anticipation of the feast of devouring, they writhe trying to free themselves, realizing too late their only purpose in life is to satiate your irresitable hunger.

  2. Oh, sure. . . if there were meal worms in the flour you’d be disgusted, but put a cartoonish happy face on a caterpillar and suddenly it’s OK to eat.

    I’ll take the meal worms, thanks. What kind of syrup do you have? What? No butter?! Philistines!

  3. What about other animals than caterpillars, though it smiles at me.
    But hey it’s just cookie, so no problem, as long as it tastes good.

  4. Just when you think you can pick who wrote which article just by looking at the title, Cory goes and writes this. Cory, Mark writes about pancakes.

    But thanks anyway, they look yummy.

  5. This reminds me of my very favorite single Achewood comic strip, where Teodore (a teddy bear) attempts to make Mickey Mouse pancakes for Philipe, a sensitive young otter:

    It’s the perfect distillation of a child’s ideas about how the world is, running up against the grim reality :)

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