1 / 21
Pancake Art
via Facebook

What to Read Next

Dr. Dan the Pancake Man whips up mouthwatering pancake art

November 27, 2013

Daniel Drake, or Dr. Dan the Pancake Man, has been creating mouthwatering pancake art at the Courtesy Diner in St. Louis, Missouri, for almost five years.

"It's like a doodle but it's in pancakes so people think it's awesome," Dan, who works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the diner, tells KSDK.

Thanks to a recent Reddit post that linked to a photo of one of Dan's impressive "dancakes," Dan's sweet creations are now getting some international attention.

"I'll try [to make] anything," Dan, a musician who moonlights as a novelty pancake maker, tells the Riverfront Times from behind the counter at Courtesy Diner. "I can draw, so if I can draw it, I can probably make it in pancakes."

He says his first fun pancake was inspired by a slow shift.

"I told myself I would make these goofy pancakes for the next person who came in so I did I made this huge ridiculous smiley face and I put it in front of him and I wasn't sure how he would feel about it and he looked up and locked eyes with me for a second and then he just started laughing," Dan recalls.

The customer tipped him $15 — and Dan never looked back.

Dan's Facebook page boasts photos of some of his best flapjacks, from Aladdin to Nyan Cat to a giraffe to a "unicorn sh*tting on a rainbow."

Dan recently visited the TODAY show and created edible portraits of the morning show's hosts on-air — and took viewer requests, which included a Kanye West flapjack.

"My rule is I take requests, but I don't make promises because it is pancake batter, and if I mess up a line or something like I work for somebody, food costs you know," Dan tells KSDK, calling his batter mishaps "happy disasters."

And, yes, some customers do request plain ol' pancakes.

"On request I do make weird normal 'round' pancakes," he writes on Reddit. -- by Nadine Kalinauskas

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

[Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.

Don't Let Wrinkles Stop You From Meeting New Women

Men: Before you consider spending thousands on getting a cosmetic procedure to look younger, you should..

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men: Before you consider spending thousands on getting a cosmetic procedure to look younger, you should..

Banks Feel 'Cheated' When Homeowners Do This

Homeowners are surprised in 2016. Before you pay your mortgage this month, you need to see this. Own a home? Read this now!

The New Fuel Behind Oil's Death Spiral

A stunning breakthrough in chemical engineering has unleashed a massive supply of fuel that could hand the United States 100% energy independence.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Why Women Love This New Shopping Site

This site features names like Coach, SmashBox, and Kate Spade - and unlike Amazon or Gilt it's fast, fun and really exciting.

This Movie Deal Is Sure To Get Your Attention!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

9 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Why You Should Pay Attention to Free Sample Sites

Sign up now for freebies so good you will feel guilty not paying for them! No credit card or purchase necessary.