The 1,000 Pound Butter Sculpture

Before reading about this story, I never knew that butter sculpting existed. Now that I’ve learned about the process, I’m intrigued by it. Your hands have to remain so cold that they are almost numb while you sculpt with the butter otherwise it will melt, and of course, you have to have a cold place to store your creation when you are finished otherwise, you guessed it, it will melt.

The dairy farm families in Pennsylvania received a very nice surprise last week. According to, “A sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter that pays tribute to dairy farm families is displayed at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa. The sculpture, by sculptor Jim Victor, of Conshohocken, Pa., was crafted from butter donated by Land O’ Lakes.” Jim began sculpting the scene below in mid-December and he just finished last week. Apparently he is quite famous for his butter sculptures and you can check out more of his creations by visiting his site at

If you are interested in learning how to create your own butter sculpture, or if you just want to see this very detailed and precise process, check out the video below. Since I don’t like to be cold for extended periods of time, I don’t think this would be a hobby for me, but it is still fascinating nonetheless.