08/09/2012 at 03:00 PM EDT
He's not just making the breakfast of champions, Michael Goudeau is a champion of breakfast.
The creative dad (and new book author) is a pancake artist who has been using pancakes to create veritable art pieces for his children, 10-year-old Emily and 12-year-old Joey.
A full-color taco platter
made entirely of pancakes? No big deal. Goudeau is also adept at animal shapes, and has created caterpillars, monkeys, pigs and snails out of pancake batter.
Scroll through above to see Goudeau's animal pancake creations, and check out his websites, Extreme Pancakes
and The Pancake Project
, to see more of his amazing creations – and just try not getting a craving for the sweet stuff!