When Valentine's Day starts with heart shaped pancakes, how can it not be a wonderful day. And it only got better---Dan replaced my under cabinet lights with Xenon lighting. I know--what a romantic guy huh!. I used cookie cutters to make the pancakes. I have seen shaped pancake makers for sale, but I just HATE to buy something I will use once a year and then have to store it so I improvised. The only thing I can say is, now I know what the little handles are for on the shaped makers--prevents burning of the fingers when you have to remove the cookie cutters!