How to Decorate Pancakes

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Pancakes can be decorated with fresh fruit, caramel sauce, candied nuts, fresh mint leaves, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, and whipped cream to make your pancakes look restaurant quality.

Pancakes have a buttery flavor to them. It’s best if pancakes are paired with sweet toppings to make them have a candied taste to them.

Try decorating your pancakes with these delicious foods to take your pancakes to the next level!

Dusted Powdered Sugar

Powdered sugar (icing sugar) is a light, sweet sugar that you can dust onto your pancakes for an added sweetness.

Powdered sugar clumps together when it sits in a container over time. Use a sifter to remove the clumps, and gently dust the pancakes with a bit of icing sugar.

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit can be used to decorate pancakes using a variety of flavors. Make sure to have the fruit in bite sized pieces. You might have to dice or slice your fruit so it’s easily eaten with your pancakes.

  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • diced peaches
  • diced apricots
  • slices of nectarines
  • kiwi slices
  • banana slices
  • sliced strawberries

You don’t want to use fruit with too much water in them, as this can make the pancakes soggy. Avoid fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon.

Vanilla Whipped Cream

Vanilla whipped cream is a soft, creamy topping you can decorate your pancakes with. The velvety smooth vanilla whipped cream makes the pancakes have a rich flavor to them.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted caramel sauce is a sticky, sweet and salty flavor you can add on top of your pancakes.

Salted caramel goes well with pancakes to add a hint of sugar and a unique salty finish to it.

It’s best if you top your pancakes with both whipped cream and salted caramel sauce as a flavor combination that will have a candied taste to your pancakes.

Mint Leaves

You can arrange a few mint leaves in the whipped cream or beside a bit of fresh fruit for a pop of green color.

How to Decorate Pancakes

Candied Nuts

Candied nuts are made by coating nuts in a sugary syrup, and cooking them.

You can coat them a ton of different flavors like cinnamon, maple syrup, nutmeg, cloves, or vanilla extract.

Candied nuts add a crunchy texture, with a sugary coating which adds a ton of flavor to your pancakes.

Shredded Coconut

Shredded coconut is a powerful flavor that will add a nutty, tropical flavor to your pancakes.

Shredded coconut has a bit of a crunch to it, and it a textured food that will make your pancakes look beautifully decorated.

Chocolate Chips

You can add a sprinkle of chocolate chips to the top of your pancakes for a chocolatey, sweet finish to your pancakes.

Chocolate chips go well with strawberries or raspberries on top of pancakes.

The fresh fruit combined with the chocolate will make your plain pancakes burst with flavor.

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate sauce is made by heating chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat with heavy cream, butter, and adding powdered sugar.

Vanilla extract is added to have hints of vanilla undertones to the chocolate sauce.

Chocolate sauce can be drizzled over the pancakes in a crisscross pattern to make for a decorated pancake.

Add a bit of dusted powdered sugar and fresh fruit to finish off the professional presentation of the pancakes.