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Paper Doily Bakes: Heart Shaped Funfetti Pancakes Recipe

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If you have a birthday party coming up, or you are planning a special birthday breakfast, then this recipe has been pretty much written for you. Birthdays are the perfect time of year for showing somebody how incredibly awesome they are, and what better way to do it than heart shaped pancakes? If you think about how many birthday cakes the (very lucky) average person consumes over their lifetime, it certainly makes you want to mix it up a little and make something different…. (Just for one year at least, as birthday cake is a hard one to beat!)

I’ve been making a LOT of pancakes for breakfast over the past few months, particularly when I’ve had friends staying over. I decided to invest in a heart shaped pancake mould. Let me tell you, they are the best invention ever. However, do tell me if I happened to miss a trend several years ago and this post has arrived ten years late. (I’ll forgive you!)

These pancakes look absolutely beautiful placed on your best china plates with some added sprinkles on the top. If the person you’re making them for is extra special, then the addition of candles should let them know how amazing they are.

Pancake recipes are everywhere online. I tend to use the same recipe which so far, hasn’t let me down and has been delicious every time. To make my recipe you’ll need:


125g Self Raising Flour

2 Medium Eggs, Beaten

170ml Milk

6 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

1 tsp Butter

3 tbsp Colourful Sprinkles

Heart Shaped Pancake Mould

(This recipe makes approximately 5 pancakes, depending on the size of the mold and thickness of batter. However, it can easily be adjusted)


1. Place the flour in a medium sized bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the beaten eggs, milk and 2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup. Whisk together until smooth. If you’re making funfetti pancakes, then add the sprinkles to the batter at this stage. If you don’t feel like adding them to the batter, you can sprinkle them over the cooked pancakes.

2. Warm a pan over a medium heat. Add the butter and leave it to melt. Place the pancake mould on the hot pan and pour the batter into it. Cook for about 1 minute and flip over for a further 30 seconds until both sides are golden. The pancake mould takes a bit of getting used to, but it becomes easy once you’ve got the hang of it.

3. Drizzle with the remaining maple syrup, add some extra sprinkles and enjoy. Do let me know if you decide to make these!

A polite reminder: This tutorial is for personal use only and should not be reproduced or sold. ©Paper Doily Party Shop

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