The Locationless Pancake Cache
Note: This is a locationless geocache. Instead of finding a box,
you're going to find a pancake event. Surely in your hometown area
there is a place where the pancake reigns supreme.
The batter cake, the blanket, the brown buck, the buckwheat cake,
the cake, the French crepe, the flannel cake, the flapjack, the flat,
the fried bread, the fried mush, the gandy, the griddlecake, the hot
cake, the Hungarian palacintas, the Indian dosai, Italian cannelloni,
Jewish blintz, the johnnycake, the manhole cover, the Russian blini,
the sourdough, the tire patch, the waffle, the wheat, the wheat
A pancake by any other name is still that thin cake made of batter
that is poured onto a hot greased surface and cooked on both sides
until brown. The relative ease of baking on hot stoves or on a
griddle has resulted in a variety of pancakes. Old English batter was
mixed with ale. German and French pancakes, leavened by eggs and much
beating, are baked very thin and served with jam or jelly. The French
crêpe suzette is folded or rolled and heated in a sauce of
butter, sugar, citrus juice, and liqueur. Russian blintzes, usually
prepared with buckwheat, are thin, crisp pancakes, and commonly
served with caviar and sour cream or folded over and filled with
cream cheese or jam. Mexico has its tortilla, which is often served
folded over a bean or meat filling and topped by tomato sauce. In the
United States pancakes are sometimes called battercakes,
griddlecakes, or flapjacks and are usually leavened with baking
powder or baking soda and are served with syrup.
Okay, now it is your turn. Attend your favorite pancake supper or
breakfast and share it with the world. Or perhaps you have a favorite
diner or restaurant that serves up the best pancake.
1. Upload a photo of your special pancake supper, breakfast or
diner location with you and your GPS in the shot immediately after
submitting your log report. An additional photo would add to your
report. You might want to include a photo of the cooks preparing the
pancakes or of the patrons enjoying their pancakes. Each pancake
location should be logged only once.
2. Record the GPS coordinates in your log report. You can use
those special boxes on the log report form. Please give us the
address, city, and name of the organization sponsoring the pancake
supper or breakfast or the location of the diner/restaurant.
Other geocachers may want to visit after reading your log.
3. In your log, tell something about your pancake spot. Describe
the place, the food, why the people are having the event, and