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When your pancakes look this good, you’re tempted to frame them rather than eat them – but they taste even better than they look.

According to the website for Dancakes, there’s a little backstory to how this all came about:

You see, the story goes that Dan was working a greasy job at a greasy-spoon, flipping burgers and frying eggs, when one day he had an idea – could he make better tips if he drew pictures in pancake batter? He decided to give it a try one slow afternoon and the first Dancake ever served netted him a neat $15. The guy who ate it loved it, and may have changed the world forever. Dan got into the habit of serving smiley-face pancakes because, hey, if one guy thought it was worth it, there would definitely be more.

Fast forward five years – Dan’s 23 now, and it’s late summer of 2013 – when all of a sudden, the internet finds out about him. A photo has been posted to facebook, then reddit, and Dan’s cell phone is ‘blowing up’. “Dan,” say his friends, “You’re internet famous now.” The reddit post leads people to Dan’s facebook fan page – ‘Dr. Dan the Pancake Man’ – and a few weeks later a producer from NBC’s The Today Show is calling Dan while he’s on the job. “Hey there,” says the voice on the other end of the line, “Am I speaking with, uh, Dr. Dan the Pancake Man?”

This is art made from pancake batter.

Posted by INSIDER food on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Now you can book Doctor Dan the Pancake Man to your private events anywhere in the world, or just get your own pancakes made with whatever message you’d like.

No telling just how specific that request can be…