My little niece was watching 'Little Mermaid' on TV - The rest is history!
In a measuring jug, mix the flour, eggs and milk till you have a thick smooth paste.
Heat some oil in a saucepan on moderate heat, ensuring the oil has spread evenly amongst the pan base.
Carefully pour the batter mixture into the pan, tilting the pan where necessary to ensure the mixture has been evenly distributed
Leave in pan for approx. 30 seconds before attempting to flip.
Once flipped, allow the remaining side to cook until it reaches golden brown in colour.
Your pancake is now ready to cut! A lot of my water creatures were carved free-hand with a sharp knife. The fishes' circular head/body can be achieved using the rim of a glass.
Now the fun part! Getting messy with the decorating! Be creative, and most importantly, have fun!
For the water effect, I used blue food colouring and spread it around the plate with a patisserie brush. I also used blue cake sprinkles for added effect. You could use green food colouring for the 'sea bed'. To 'change the colour' of the shark, I used chocolate chip shavings. Smarties for the eyes and a few gummy sweets for the plants at the bottom.
Cookie cutters would be good to use to get your shapes neat and precise (this would be a child-friendly option too!). I also used gummy teeth for the shark which I thought enhanced their sinister appearance! You could always go for a comedy effect and add the gummy lips instead. There's so much to do with this scene!
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