Flat as a Pancake 2023

We love Pancakes!

Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the last day to use eggs, milk, and fats before beginning a fast for Lent. For hundreds of years, in many Christian countries, pancakes have been the perfect way to use up these ingredients.

Pancakes unite the UK for one day each year, whether we are embarking on a 40 day fast or not! Sweet and savoury, vegan and gluten free, American and Scotch, protein-packed and 5-a-day: there’s a pancake for everyone! …maybe we should enjoy them all year round?

Flat as a Pancake

At a Flat Friends get together, Julie mentioned that she and her family celebrate her being ‘flat as a pancake’ every Pancake Day, and wondered if others did the same. An amazing idea was born! On Pancake Day in 2022 we encouraged everyone to Celebrate Flat by sharing their pancake creations on social media. They included special pancake recipes, amazing topping combinations, decorations, and even pancake art!

We hope that ‘Flat as a Pancake’ Day will become an annual celebration for Flatties everywhere!

Celebrate Flat

Celebrate Flat on Pancake Day (or any time of year!) with one of these fun – and fundraising – ideas!

Host a Pancake Breakfast

Serve up pancakes at your work, school, or home. Set up a selection of different toppings, or ask your friends and colleagues to share their favourites. Sell as many as you can knowing each pancake will help support a woman living flat or facing a mastectomy.

A Flipping Challenge

How many times can you flip a pancake? Compete against friends, family, or colleagues. Or see if you can beat the world record* Every flip will fund life changing support.
(*The current record is 140 flips in one minute!)

Hold a Pancake Race

On your marks, get set, toss!

Great Pancake Bake Off

Who can create the best pancake topping? Categories could include:
Sensational Savoury – Mexican Pancake Tacos anyone?
Superb Sweet - The more fruit and golden syrup the better!
My design is batter than yours – Calling all pancake artists!
You could charge a competition entry fee to raise vital funds for Flat Friends.

Nobody Stacks Up To You

Make, top, and enjoy pancakes with your favourite people and share with us on social media.

Pancake Plans

You can find a loads of yummy recipes online. Check out the BBC Good Food page to get you started.

Five Top Tips

Shrove Tuesday To Do:

Pancake Poster

To download the Pancake day Fundraiser poster click the link below

Pancake Race image courtesy of Pedro Figueiredo, CC BY-SA 2.0


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