Sunday, March 29, 2009

Butter Me Up, Baby

Did you know that if you win the title of Dairy Princess at the Minnesota State Fair, they will carve your likeness onto a lovely butter bust?

I've never sculpted with butter, but I suspect it would be a challenging medium to work with, and very temperature sensitive...see a butter artist at work below in a refrigerated room:

It takes about 6 to 8 hours to complete each one, and they are carved out of a 90 pound block of Grade A butter. That will butter a CRAPLOAD of toast. My question is, does the winner get to take home their sculpture and watch it slowly melt into an oily puddle of goo?

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