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Rainbow Pancakes with Rainbow Syrup. Kinda.

Last week I got this wild hair to make Valentines Day pancakes. I know a lot of bloggers do it and I thought, heck, this is easy.  Not even I can screw this up.

I told myself that not only was I going to make Valentines day pancakes but I am going to take it a step further and make Valentines Day Syrup too!

Visions of beautifully draped rainbow syrups were dancing in my head as I imagined the cascade of a perfect rainbow dripping to the plate.

Let’s just say…no.

Instead I ended up with pancakes that looked like they belonged on the set of the Walking Dead.


walking dead pancakes

Walking dead pancakes


Maybe pink and red are not always the perfect mixture.

Not that Phoenyx minded:

phoenyx loves pancakes


Back to the drawing board and far, far away from red syrup with pink pancakes.

I had much better success with a variety of colored pancakes, which you can duplicate by adding your favorite food dyes right in the mix. I used cookie cutters to cut out butter shapes and pancake hearts.

Valentines Day Pancakes, DIY with Food coloring to make a happy festive and fun breakfast suprise

Valentines Day Pancakes, DIY with Food coloring to make a happy festive and fun breakfast suprise


Of course my second attempt at rainbow syrup wasn’t much better, but at least this time it didn’t look like a murder scene.

Valentines Day pankcakes with rainbow syrup


Valentines Day pankcakes with rainbow syrup


If you want to try your hand at rainbow syrup, of which you can alter the colors for your own special holiday or birthday, just use clear Karo Syrup and add in your dye. If you do attempt it, please send me a shot so I can share!

Good luck!


Hi, y'all! If you got this far, awesome . I am assuming you want to know more about me. I am a *cough* 36 year old mom of 2 great kids, 6 rescue animals and proud wife of my high school sweetheart. This blog is my outlet and allows me to pretend I am a kid at heart. I get to play with glitter and glue, eat lots of sweets (its for the blog, I swear!) and connect with readers and friends. As a blogger I love to share with you- so the rundown is that I am currently reading this, using these for calmer bedtimes, giving away this, and suggesting here if you ever wanted to be a blogger yourself.

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  1. What an awesome color combination, love this idea. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope to see you again Thursday!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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