How to Make a Butter Sculpture


How to Make a Butter Sculpture. Don’t laugh—butter sculpture is a true
art form that originated in Tibet in the 7th century. It is now one of the highlights of many American
harvest fairs. You will need Butter A cool room Ice water
Materials for the framework Sculpting tools and food coloring. Step 1. Find a cool room in which to work so your
butter doesn’t melt as you sculpt. Today, Tibetan monks create their works of
art in rooms kept at 32° F. Step 2. Pick a subject. Let your mind run wild. Butter sculptors have created everything from
The Last Supper to Elvis Presley. Step 3. Soak the butter in very cold water in order
to remove impurities and give the butter an extra- smooth texture. The amount of butter you soak depends on how
large you’d like your sculpture to be. Step 4. Build a frame to hold your base in place. Traditionally, bamboo sticks were fashioned
into the framework, but you can use wood and/or metal. Step 5. Before you start sculpting, dip your hands
in ice water. Your hands must be kept practically numb,
or your body heat will melt your creation. Step 6. Knead the butter into a paste that’s free
of air bubbles. Add food coloring to the paste, or parts of
the paste, if you like. Step 7. Load the butter onto the base, and begin shaping
it with your hands. Step 8. Fine-tune your design with tallow tools. Use modeling tools for smoothing and contouring
large surfaces, and sculpting tools for intricate detail. Many household items, like shoe horns and
manicure instruments, can be turned into sculpting tools, so use your imagination. Step 9. Once you’ve completed your masterpiece,
store it somewhere it won’t melt before the big reveal. Did you know In December 2004, a 1,000-lb.
butter sculpture of an ice skating cow was unveiled in Manhattan as part of an American
dairy campaign to boost baking during the holidays.

62 comments

  • Lisa McPizza

    A butter sculpture?

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  • Lucel Maleon

    that looks awesome LMFAO XD

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  • Jorge Tremillo

    1st?

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  • chrizftw

    Nice, just don't expect it to turn out like that on your 1st go.

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  • Ritsma

    butter? what ever happened to clay?! or even mud?!

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  • ravensfan1111

    lol

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  • Smith Smitherman

    whats next, how to make a bag out of a condom

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  • hiroxprima

    That's. Just. Retarded.

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  • WowFroob

    Step 10 – Destroy the shitty butter sculpture
    Step 11 – Buy some clay
    Step 12 – Create a decent model!

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  • Anne

    Haha I've never heard of a butter sculture before. I wouldn't make you but at least you guys are being creative & finding new topics for every video 😀

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  • Jared Larson

    i know besides a lonley geek whos going to do this

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  • GazahSCD

    Wow, this is now getting silly, who really wants to make a butter sculpture.

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  • Zeemas

    …OR i'll bake a cake.

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  • Michelle Y

    why not use clay so it last long??

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  • Jasmine Shafley

    lol ya really

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  • pedro cisneros

    How To Make A Frappuccino

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  • bglad4life

    Jeez,……YAWN! Wat kind of regular joe does this???? come on howcast

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  • mangoic

    this sculpture is… UH… ugly~

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  • Sarah Peirce

    i love how cast
    ive leart lots from it
    so leave them alone guys
    x

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  • Nikita Raskolnikova

    i would need butter for a butter sculpture?! really?! i wouldnt have thought that i would need that!

    (sarcasm if you couldnt tell..)

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  • Kewlster1

    lmao skating cow

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  • Darkproducer

    The song in the background is badass

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  • Inositol

    whats the background song?!!?!?

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  • prodexit

    Can anyone help me with the backsoundttrack?? It's soooo relaxing! Does anyone know what song is it?

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  • kylep8514

    This takes a lot of talent too! Don't leave that out. I think if I tried this, the only thing I could sculpt would be a rectangle.

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  • BlitzWing00

    Great sculpture & video!

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  • Mike Conway

    Fascinating. Why the heck not butter? People sculpt in all sorts of mediums, and butter is a good, malleable substance.

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  • Mike Conway

    Everybody else does that.

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  • Mike Conway

    Also, of note: butter is often used as a decoration on tables, so this is the perfect sculpture to have.

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  • starrish

    lol i saw this on iCarly today lmao

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  • starrish

    yeah lmao it's funny how u keep seeing similar things all over the place

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  • jamasianman

    You could make a cute snowman sculpture, then bake some delicious warm bread and have everyone take him apart!

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  • fear98scare

    make sure your hands are clean

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  • BinkieMcFartnuggets

    I prefer the art of making egg sculptures. One day I hope to make my own child out of eggs with the help of a chicken fairy, don't laugh!

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  • StraightEdgeHippie

    no shit, I'm going from butter sculpting to bear attack surviving.

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  • Seluecos

    TFS For the win!!!

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  • 32isaias

    great video!!!

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  • Johan

    my room is " Coooll"

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  • Athena Kourti

    cool!

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  • bluelime

    Kids these days lol

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  • eworldtraveler

    /-/owcast

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  • Supzer101

    PLEASE DONT READ THIS!In 1971 a guy named Kyle an his girlfriend Emily were in side a house that was said to claim peoples lives if they entered the house.The next morning a guy named Alex saw fingernail marks on the door.if you dont post this to 5 videos, youll be getting a visit from Kyle and Emily tonight!WARNING:this has been proved to be real,i value my life!whoever reads this may God be with you! I TRULY DO APOLOGIZE!!! PS i got this from another vid ( i am not taking my chances

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  • Truc Nguyen

    step 10 put on toast

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  • barracuda546

    /b/oxxy

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  • Ricky October

    im not wasting butter <_<

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  • KAKAKAATHY

    how we make the frame..

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  • Lola Jeng

    ♥♥♥ ya it does work!♥♥♥

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  • Anusbaviaan

    ☺ cool ☺

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  • zippyman818

    Butter sculpture is a family tradition at Easter.

    G'head, ask your grandparents and great-aunts!

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  • verynoname

    Making meh hungry

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  • Shannon Paige Monteron

    You Will Need:
    Butter
    NO WAY! We'll just make butter sculptures out of unicorn horns!

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  • purplepolkadots3

    I love Flo. the ad was awesome.

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  • Dancing Spiderman

    @purplepolkadots3 I also adore Flo — she sexy.

    If the food arteest sculpted Flo's bust (haha) from a hunka butter , could we call her ButterFace?

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  • Dancing Spiderman

    I noticed some babies like to sculpt things with their own poo

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  • purplepolkadots3

    @DancingSpiderman …

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  • Dancing Spiderman

    @purplepolkadots3 sorry… 8}

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  • Tim SS

    What a waste of butter when you can:
    1) Make toasted bread with it.
    2) Make DESSERTS that you can EAT.
    3) Poison them and give your friend.
    4) Turn your friend fat. ^.^

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  • Eastwood Unforgiven

    how about using clay instead? just a suggestion!

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  • glrcrzful

    Using butter is better than using clay its more artistic

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  • Romelia Polly

    You should go to Woodprix if you'd like to make it yourself guys.

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  • Romelia Polly

    Awesome solutions for wooden project is Woodprix.

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  • NinjaCell

    Thanks nl

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