My 4-year old son, Gryphon, selected the UPC Best of Show, though many pancakes boasted top prize in their respective categories.
Rorschach Award – Noel Chow
”Making an ugly pancake was harder than I thought! it was not a matter of random splatter though it had to look like it.”
Least Recognizable – Heather Nickell
”I Googled ‘world’s ugliest dog’ for inspiration, but this being my first attempt at making fancy pancakes, it didn’t really turn out how I planned and the kids thought it was a strange mushroom.”
Joaquin Phoenix Award – Hannah Wong
”In my head I thought, I must write backwards. I must. So I wrote ‘cakepan’…and by the time I got to the N I was laughing so hard because I wrote it the right way, not the mirror image way.”
Well, the artsy pancakes didn’t materialize this weekend, but you know what did? This ugly thing.
Think you can make an uglier pancake?
1. It must be mostly pancake batter, and cooked like a pancake.
2. You (or someone) must eat it.
You have until Saturday, May 19, to send me a photo of your creation. Winner will be chosen by my 4-year-old son. Honorable mentions will also be included on the site. Send your photo(s), title, and explanation to
Pancakes of Saipan by Nathan Shields is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://www.saipancakes.com/2012/04/saipancakes.html.
A few of my favorite fractals in pancake form