Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz went on a farewell tour around Major League Baseball this season, but nobody may have had a tribute to the iconic Red Sox slugger quite as delicious as the one Dunkin’ Donuts organized.
Dunkin’ Donuts organized a 10,000 donut portrait of Ortiz (a Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson) and set it up on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The tribute actually took place a couple of weeks ago, but Dunkin Donuts shared a brief video of the process in action as each of the 10,000 donuts used was carefully placed in its designated spot to put the image together.
And now you are hungry.
Those following Dunkin’ Donuts on Snapchat got a sneak peek of the process as well. In it, you can see this was sort of a paint-by-numbers process. The green mat for the backdrop of the portrait had certain donuts to be placed according to number.
Stay tuneDD to see this masterpiece come to life! Full details coming in early October! pic.twitter.com/QZ089VM3k8
— DunkinBoston (@DunkinBoston) September 21, 2016
Dunkin’ Donuts also said 34 cents for each donut used to create this pastry portrait was donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank, which totals $3,400. This is obviously a tribute to Ortiz’s uniform number, 34.