It's Mother's Day on 15 March (don't forget!) so we tried making these heart-shaped pancakes

We think this might be a pretty ace way of making your mum's day. Inspired by some of this awesome pancake artwork, we decided to give it a try. We had a few disasters at first, but then we were away – it's much easier than it looks. You can see more of our creations here.

Step 1

You will need:

  • Pancake batter
  • Three squeezy bottles
  • Food dye
  • Cocoa powder
  • Frying pan (greased with a little oil or butter) 
  • Cooker
  • Hungry mum

Step 2

Follow your favourite pancake batter recipe, or try out our super-simple version here, and divide your batter into two. Make one slightly runnier by adding a bit more milk, and to the other one add a little cocoa powder. 


Step 3

Pour your batters into two squeezey bottles. Now you've got one slightly darker mixture for doing the outline, and one runnier version for the colouring in.

Step 4

Add some of the runny mixture to a third bottle and this time add food colouring (blue, green and pink all work well). The more you add, the brighter the colour will be. 

Step 5

You're ready! Grease your pan with a little oil or butter and put it on a low heat. Be very brave, grab your cocoa powder bottle, turn it upside down and squeeze out the outline of a heart. Then the "MUM". Then a smaller heart. Fill in with your runny mixture and finally add some colour to the heart. Don't worry if it doesn't work first time. Ours exploded out of the bottle and then caught fire. Stick at it!

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