This is by far the quickest and easiest review I have ever
done. I couldn't resist getting an early glimpse of this
book about pancakes. Pancakes are just about my
granddaughter's favorite food so how could I not be
interested in a book completely dedicated to the art of
First and foremost this is going to be an
excellent holiday gift for any new parent or grandparent.
What a wonderful way to spend a weekend morning making
these creative pancakes and then enjoying them with your
kids or grandkids. We've all done the cupcakes and cookies -
now it's time to move on and with Jim Belosic's directions
and illustrations everyone will be able to join in. Thank
goodness he gives all the little hints and tips he has
discovered along the way which will streamline all the
novice pancake makers among us. And his system of using
squeeze bottles to outline and then fill in each design is
so simple and yet ingenious. I can't help wondering after
creating several of the lookalike foods - for example
meatballs and spaghetti or even salad - if the kids will
more readily eat the real thing. And I also have a couple
of favorites in the animal department like the puppy and
duck with ducklings in her tow. This is a cornucopia of
delightful pancakes to look at, a real page turner -- the
plating is just magical -- and definitely invites you to dig
in and enjoy. There is something for every kid.
says in the preface that his young daughter was the
inspiration for many of the creations but the inclusion of
sports, dinosaurs, and aliens ensures that boys would get a
blast from this as well. Never too young to develop the
inner chef in all of us and I look forward to developing
confidence to try some of the 3-D pancakes too. Time with
our children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews is precious
and special and this book will become the centerpiece for
spending creative and yummy time with all of them.
Over 75 recipes for crazy pancake concoctions...
Good-bye cupcake...Helloooo, PANCAKES!
Belosic started making pancakes in unusual designs, he was
just trying to earn some cool cred with his daughter, Allie.
Little did he know how happy he'd make her-and the millions
of fans who eagerly await his latest creations on the
Pancake unicorns, beehives, and even
bridges, Ferris wheels, and construction cranes have all
risen to life through Jim's artful use of squeeze bottles,
tasty and nutritious coloring and flavor techniques, and
fearless creativity. Now-with a little help from
Jim-everyone can turn breakfast into art. Filled with
four-color photos, and step-by- step instructions, OMG
Pancakes! will be devoured by families and crafty