The Padres swinging friar logo is great. So I decided to make a pancake out of it. That’s the final pancake you see above. The Swinging Friar has changed a bit over the years, as you can see here. I went with the vintage version, and I actually thought this would be a pretty simple pancake to make. I was wrong. My first effort was a normal sized pancake, and I quickly realized I just couldn’t get the detail needed in the face as you can see below.
I knew I had to make the face bigger to get the detail to make it look good, so I tried again. Problem is… I made it freaking gigantic. So big that if I would have finished the body to scale, it probably would’ve been three feet tall. So, I tried a third time. Made that head bigger than the first and smaller than the second. I had to make it in three parts to avoid burning the bat or the face. Here they are…
When I was finished… I decide to put all three that I had made on the griddle to give you an idea of their size.
Click to enlarge. Like I said… huge friggin’ head on the right… looks like Mark Grant. Anyway, I oftentimes get asked if my daughter eats all these pancakes that I make and the answer is, of course, no. She always has pancakes when I make them… which is every Saturday, and sometimes on Sunday…she just doesn’t eat all of them. Mom and Dad take care of the majority.