I first made these pancakes messages for my son's 4th birthday and then for the last day of kindergarten. Both times the kids loved them and ate up the pancakes. You can write on them even when they're frozen, which I think is actually easier. You can write any messages you want or draw any pictures you want. Now I make a whole bunch to freeze, take out what I need and write the message/picture right then for either breakfast, snack or lunch. The kids don't even eat them with syrup! Servings and yield are approximate since it depends on how much batter you have-I double mine and get about 60 or so pancakes. Cook times are approximate and include preparing the batter, cooling and writing.