To most of us, pancakes are simply a delicious breakfast food. But to the excitable DIYers at the how-to website Instructables, a pancake is a raw canvas as inviting as a blank white Hanes T-shirt. Which is why contributor lamedust has posted a video showing you how to screen-print, stencil, or laser etch your buttermilk stack (free registration is required to view all steps). In just eight easy steps you too can decorate your breakfast. Because, as lamedust proclaims, “Personalized pancakes are the future of pancake eating technology.”

If this seems a little extreme to you, remember that Instructables is the type of place where people who make pizza with a plasma cutter, a backhoe, and a pile of mud hang out.

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