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09/08/2014 05:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dad Whips Up Pancakes That Are (Almost) Too Stunning To Eat

Brek Nebel lives in Marysville, Washington. He’s a field service technician who works on aircraft and has a preschool-aged son.

He also happens to be a frying pan genius whose pancake art will knock your socks off.

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Nebel’s pancake creations captured the imaginations of netizens last week, after a friend of his posted photographs of the artful breakfast treats on Reddit.

“This dude is better at making pancakes than most people will ever be at anything in their lives,” quipped one awestruck Redditor.

Nebel told The Huffington Post in an email that he started experimenting with pancake art about a year ago. He said he now makes a different design for his son every single week.

“It took a lot of trial and error and experimentation to get the style I've been using for the last 4 months,” he said. “It started out using molds and cookie cutters and has slowly evolved with food coloring and finding the right tools.”

Nebel added that his son, Koen, who happens to be his number-one fan and sous chef, usually provides the inspiration for new designs.

“On average [the pancakes] take about 45 minutes, but he's very patient for his age and he takes part in most of the process. He pours the ingredients in the bowl, mixes the batter, helps separate and add colors, and even helps flip sometimes,” Nebel said.

He added that while Koen “really enjoys the pancakes and requests them a lot,” the youngster's favorite part of the process right now seems to be “tearing them apart.”

If the pancakes are as pleasing to the tummy as they are to the eyes, we can probably guess why.

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For more of Brek Nebel's incredible pancake art, check out his Instagram and Tumblr.

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