La Ricetta Ristorante Pizzeria in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture is known for more than just Italian food – they have also become famous for creating artistic pancakes featuring popular Manga characters.

The creations are made solely with pancake batter, soy milk and awesome skill, with the color differences being achieved by varied cooking times.

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hare pancakes

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pop art pancakes

YouTuber “Tiger Tomato” creates pop culture pancakes like the Sonic version pictured above using standard pancake mix (with added water), food coloring and raw talent. The perfectly even tones are reportedly the result of using low heat – only turning it up at the end of the creative process to get a fully cooked result.

TigerTomato has created a bevy of edible breakfast art including Pikachu, Adventure Time characters, and even My Little Pony’s Rainbow Dash.

Check them out after the jump.

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We’ve seen the pancake creations of Nathan Shields before, but this time he’s taking us all to Hogwarts.

Watch as he creates incredibly detailed (and delicious) likenesses of Harry, Hermione, Ron, Snape and even Dumbledore in the video after the break…

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avengers pancakes

Dan Drake aka Dan The Pancake Man has assembled a whole new kind of Avengers Initiative. And they look delicious.

Watching him make them is also incredibly zen.

See for yourself after the break.

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tortoisepancake copy

Ralph, Tails, George and Oz are tortoises. Generally speaking, a tortoise’s diet consists mainly of leafy greens. So, when these tiny tortoises came across some tiny pancakes in this latest Buzzfeed video, they were a bit confused. One of them even looked down right daunted. But, thankfully, the video has a happy ending, as all the tortoises realized that pancakes are, in fact, quite tasty.

Check out the video after the break…

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We’ve featured Nathan Shields’ work many times in the past, and now he’s back to celebrate the return of Game of Thrones with a time-lapse video that illustrates how you can make delicious pancake house sigils at home.

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We’ve featured plenty of pancake art over the years, but what if you’re lazy and/or unskilled? Thanks to 3D printing, pancake art is becoming accessible to the masses.

The PancakeBot is a unique device that can translate just about any digital image or design into delicious pancakes. Designer Miguel Valenzuela told Fast Company that he came up with the idea for the printer after his three-year-old daughter made a request for a pancake-printing machine made out of Lego. The first prototype was exactly that.

Valenzuela started up a Kickstarter to fund the latest version of PancakeBot, and the campaign quickly blew past it’s goal. It’s fairly affordable too. Currently, a pledge of $179 or more will get you an early model. Retail pricing is expected to be $299.

Check out the project video after the break…

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breakfast food heaven

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day of the dead pancakes

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st, and if you haven’t made sugar skulls yet, consider creating them from pancakes. That’s what pancake wizard Nathan Shields did, and the results are intricate and beautiful. The trick? Put your pancake batter in a squeeze bottle. And be very, very patient.

See how these artful pancakes were made in the video after the break.

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