His name is Doctor Dan the Pancake Man, and if you’re somehow unfamiliar with his work, he is basically a superhero when it comes to pancakes. In this incredible YouTube video, he combines some awesome dyes, pancake batter, and smooth skill with a spatula to create all your favorite Avengers in pancake form.
Dan Drake (Doctor Dan is just his superhero name) has been perfecting his pancake arts for years, but only came to fame in 2013 when Reddit and a number of other websites discovered his awesome talent. After being featured around the web, he got the call from the big leagues and flew to New York to show off his skills on NBC’s Today Show. He even crafted a pancake that looked like Al Roker! While I’m most impressed with his superhero skills, I’m also intrigued by his website’s claim that he won’t back down from a challenge.
The total geek in me is wondering if he can do things like My Little Ponies, ninja turtles, Disney princesses, and so much more. His YouTube channel currently boasts pancake demonstrations from such stories as Game of Thrones (but where are the dragons??), Dr. Seuss, Watchmen, and a whole collection of Samuel L. Jackson pancakes. So if he could just get it together and give me a magical menagerie of animals like dragons, ponies that walk and talk, and maybe a little Pascal from Tangled, I would be a happy camper. I mean, he can manage The Hulk so something tells me he’s got it in him.
What would you have him concoct on his griddle for you? Tell me in the comments below or shoot me a tweet at @bookoisseur!