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October 1, 2012

Butter Sculpting

It’s been said, ‘When It Comes to Butter Carving, There’s No Margarine for Error.’ There are lots of perks of being in the food industry…having access to HUGE amounts of butter to sculpt being one of them! My dear friend, Janey, owns a fabulous company called Epicurean Butter. Janey also happens to be an incredible artist and is always finding fun art projects for Jen, another dear friend, and me to participate in. The most recent being BUTTER SCULPTING. I had never sculpted butter before and must admit my surprise to how much fun butter is to sculpt!

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It is a combination of the smooth, wax-like texture and the fact that the butter heats up (we started with frozen blocks) so it is a constant evolution. Similar to clay, but instead of drying out your hands, your hands get greasy! It was TOTALLY FUN!

Janey was making Pumpkins (very fall-inspired) and Jen decided to make Swiss Cheese (which is fitting because of her company 34* Crackers…the perfect pair with cheese.)

My sculpture started off as a mug of hot cocoa…but as I began to work it morphed into a Hedge Hog and continued to morph to what it finally ended up as: a Polar Bear!

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These two woman cease to amaze and inspire me. Our projects are always fun and creative and leave me refreshed and renewed. Having an outlet like this is so amazing…especially when the outcome is edible!

Spread LOVE,
Maddy