Today's tip of the day:
Do you want perfectly shaped pancakes, without the muss and the fuss?
Try cleaning out a ketchup bottle, once you've used all the ketchup. Pour the pancake batter into the bottle, secure the top, and squeeze the batter onto the frying pan. You can also make fun shapes, that you would not be able to secure with a ladle.
idea courtesy of realsimple.com