From the pictures we gather that Allie gets a kick out of her dad's edible antics, but he admits with some of the more intricate designs, like his crowning achievement, the Ferris wheel pancake, she may go in the other room to watch morning cartoons.
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Although the Ferris wheel looks like it necessitated graph paper and an X-Acto knife in addition to pancake batter, Jim says it's all about squeeze bottles. "Those make it almost as easy as drawing with a pencil," he said. OK, but it takes like 6 hours right ? "No matter how complex it is, you only have about 5 minutes to make it before it burns so you have to work quick!" says Jim. "I usually try and think it through in my head first, then dive in and hope for the best."
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