Shark Cakes… Ooh ahah!

Simone (aka Punkee) announced that it was Shark Day. I gave her a quizzical look and asked, “For real?” To which she said, “It is now…”

So, Shark Day it was. I was not going to argue since sharks are my ultimate favorite animal in the entire universe.

We made shark pancakes, wore whatever sharky, oceany type stuff we could find in our closets, flipped through my ocean books, watched a documentary on sharks, and sang “Baby Shark” to Stella (aka Seastar).

I wanted to share this quick pancake tutorial, just because they’re so easy and they turned out SO cute… don’t let them fool you though. They may be goofy-looking but they’ll bite! So you might as well devour them before they devour you… with ridiculous cuteness.

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Materials: (click on the highlighted links to take you to an example)

For the pancakes:

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • mini chocolate chips or m&ms

(Note: This is the original recipe that I’ve had for years. I have learned to use less milk for thicker pancakes, or add a tbsp of flax and/or wheat germ for a little more healthy additions. If you find that your batter is too watery, add a dash more flour until it’s to your liking – or add more flax powder. This is such a basic recipe that you can easily bend it to your will!)

Now we make our pancake potion to invoke the shark spirit on Shark Day!

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in one large bowl. Be sure to stir it with a cool, wooden shark spoon.


Add all of the wet ingredients together in a smaller bowl and mix well.
Pour the two mixes together…
… and keep stirring until it’s mixed together, but leave some lumps.

 

At first I poured one huge circle to eventually cut out several sharks from one circle.. yea, don’t recommend that. Total fail unless you have a spatula as big as your face. Instead, coat the pan (already heated to medium heat) with butter or oil and pour batter in that will be slightly larger than the shark cookie cutter.
Like this.


Flip your pancakes once little bubbles start forming. Once they’re done, set them on a cutting board. Our miniature m&ms look pretty tasty in there.
Take your cute little shark guy…
And press him down into the pancake like so…

 

Carefully pull the shark cookie cutter out of the pancake. You can so easily serve the pancake with all sides intact like this…
Or remove it to have a super-imposed shark cake!
Place your school of sharks together on a serving dish and add the eyes (add a dab of honey or syrup to keep them in place).
Don’t look so scared, guys! We’ll eat you quickly…
Drizzle some honey or syrup on top and thank the Shark Gods for a bountiful breakfast!


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