Spider Web Pancakes

I love traditions--LOVE them.  And it seems like every year, I am adding more and more new fun traditions to our holiday routines.  In the past, we have always enjoyed a delicious Halloween breakfast of pumpkin waffles made into jack-o-lantern faces.  And they are tasty for sure.

But I had a new idea that I tried out over the weekend.  Now I can't wait for Halloween to hurry up and get here so we can eat these spider web pancakes!

Especially after our Insects unit in Mommy School, I think Little Man will love these!

So here is what I did...

I mixed up our favorite batch of buttermilk pancakes. Yummmmm!

To add a festive touch, I added orange food coloring to the pancake mix.  I cooked them up on our grill....

I found these Wilton-brand "Sparkle gels" at Wal-Mart in the Halloween section, and had to give them a try.

So I practiced drawing my best spider web on a plate first.  I LOVE these gels.  They come out easily, and the fine tip was perfect for drawing a spider web.  Not even I could mess this up.... (Let's just say I don't have the most steady hand when it comes to cake decorating!)

So I drew my spider web design right on top of the pancake.  And if you look closely, the sparkle gels really do sparkle!  Just like a spider web!

I threw on a plastic spider on our plates from our Halloween stash.

So who's coming over to our house for Halloween breakfast??

A couple of notes

Through trial and error, I learned a lot!  I tried to draw my spider web design directly into the pancake before flipping it.  It does bleed a little bit, but it's not quite as pretty as drawing the web on after the pancake is done cooking!

If you choose to draw your design into the pancake batter before flipping it... I definitely recommend food coloring!  It really helps the spider web design to jump out!

Do you have any special Halloween traditions?

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  1. Cute, Alison!! Going to bookmark (aka PIN!) this for the weekend before Halloween. I think they will be a big hit in my house!! Thanks for the tips!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! These are darling and they look yummy too!

  3. Very cool! My kids will love this. You are missing the photo of their messy faces after they eat them though! Thanks again!

  4. Oh I like these. I’m going to have to try and make them this weekend.

  5. This is so adorable! I have to make these for my Daughter!

  6. Alison, this is the perfect Halloween breakfast! I know my kids would flip for it!

  7. These are darling! I know what I’m making Halloween morning!

  8. Seriously the cutest idea EVER! I am so making these for the littles this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. adorable!


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