Butter Sculpting: The Fun and Creative Trend You Didn’t Know You Needed

Last Updated: June 15, 2024By

Butter Sculpting: The Fun and Creative Trend You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Easter’s around the corner, folks! The Easter bunny is on its way, and those hot cross buns are just waiting to be devoured. But here’s a question: Have you turned your butter into a fancy Doric or Ionic pillar yet? If not, don’t worry, there’s still time to hop on this buttery bandwagon!

Butter moulds and sculptures are all the rage right now. Seriously, people are turning butter into all kinds of shapes – cowboy boots, chateaus, even Le Corbusier armchairs! It’s pretty wild. Last year, influencer Laura Jackson dubbed it “the trend of the moment,” and guess what? This trend is sticking around.

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The Butter Lamb: An Easter Classic

Let’s start with the butter lamb, or “baranek wielkanocny” as the Polish call it. This cute little butter sculpture is a staple on Easter tables for many Polish, Russian, and Slovenian Catholic families. It’s been around since the late 1800s when Polish immigrants brought the tradition to the US. Nowadays, you’ll find these buttery lambs in places like Buffalo, New York, and across the Midwest.

But why stop at lambs? The internet is buzzing with all sorts of stylish butter moulds. There are vintage wooden ones with pretty scalloped edges and cute cow designs, and there are also silicon moulds that let you create butter cherubs or seashells. They’re a feast for the eyes without costing a fortune.

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Butter Sculptures on Social Media

Of course, social media is all over this trend. Instagram is packed with pics of dinner parties featuring perfectly moulded butter. It’s all part of the current craze for everything “coquette” – think bows, ballet flats, and all things girly.

Butter moulding isn’t exactly new, though. Back in 2018, Laila Gohar made a butter sculpture of a hand reaching out. She’s also done designs with faces that have piercing, creamy eyes. “The first butter sculpture I made was in 2018,” Gohar told Vogue in January. “I was reading about ancient butter sculptures made of yak butter in China, and that’s where the idea came from.” Now, it seems like no trendy table is complete without a butter sculpture, especially for Easter.

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Art You Can Eat

For all the cute and fancy shapes, there’s something pretty deep about food art – it’s made to be enjoyed and then destroyed. Gohar once shared a video of a butter sculpture of Venus de Milo being spread onto a piece of bread. She called it “made to be destroyed,” and honestly, it’s super satisfying to watch.

Try It Yourself!

Why not give it a try? Grab a butter mould online or make your own, and have fun with it. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to spice up your everyday meals, butter sculptures can add a touch of creativity and fun to your table.

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