Looking for a certain butter scuplture thread August 24, 2010 7:47 AM   Subscribe

Looking-for-an-old-thread filter. I remember a link to an article on the blue, talking about what exactly the Princess Kays do with their butter sculpture busts after they won.

I even remember a few of the answers (still in my freezer, gave to charity, used it for a giant cookout). But I can’t seem to find the article, or even the correct thread on the blue. I’ve found these two butter sculpture threads, but neither seem to be what I’m looking for. I read this last year, so it might not be exact-but still relatively close.
posted by dinty_moore to MetaFilter-Related at 7:47 AM (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by lalex at 8:00 AM on August 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've just emailed my friend who does the Princess Kay PR. He may know.

Also, I once interviewed the woman who does the butter sculptures of Princess Kay at the Minnesota State Fair. The after-the-Fair uses she mentioned were use at a corn feed (people would roll their corn cobs ON THE FACE), use at the princess's wedding, etc.
posted by GaelFC at 8:28 AM on August 24, 2010


There's one at the Minnesota Historical Society museum in St. Paul, in a glass-front refrigerator. It's creepy. But probably delicious.
posted by padraigin at 8:32 AM on August 24, 2010


I don't know what they do, or where the thread you are looking for is, but what they SHOULD do is deep-fry them, and sell them at State Fair, clearly.
posted by Grither at 8:36 AM on August 24, 2010


My friend came through with these three links. I suspect you actually mean the one lalex links to above (the question mark), but that looks like the story is no longer online. So here you go:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/27/national/27butter.long.html

http://www.jannorris.com/today-in-the-world-of-food-news/the-minnesota-state
-fair-butter-busts/

http://www.herald-journal.com/farmhorizons/2006/headsbutter.html
posted by GaelFC at 8:44 AM on August 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Gael, you're awesome-thanks!

And yeah, it probably was the one that Lalex linked-it explains why I couldn't find it through multiple google searches, either.

Grither- Just imagine the size of the stick you’d need for a 90 pound fried butter head. . .
posted by dinty_moore at 8:49 AM on August 24, 2010


...but what they SHOULD do is deep-fry them, and sell them at State Fair, clearly.

Actually that would be a good catch-all answer in AskMe for anyone trying to get rid of anything. Old books? Old National Geographics? 10 year old laptop?

Deep Fry it and sell it at the State Fair!
posted by marxchivist at 8:58 AM on August 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


They're put in the Hall of Buttered Carvings, to be eternally taken care of by the reclusive Rottcodd.
posted by griphus at 11:37 AM on August 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Are you going?
Are you going?
Are you going?

We're driving up this weekend for a Saturday visit to the Fair, and you can bet we'll be starting in the dairy barn. Always do. (I've never been to the Wisconsin State Fair, but this will be my third or fourth visit in a row to the Minnesota version.)

I can taste the Grain Belt now...
posted by Madamina at 12:50 PM on August 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wow, I've always said that if I could legally get married, I still wouldn't want to make a big ceremony of it. And I like to think of myself as far from narcissistic.

But now that I've seen this, I will only be satisfied in my life if these two things happen:

a) Gay marriage is legal in the US
b) I can have a wedding with a butter bust of me for the guests.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:55 PM on August 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Looks like the article was pasted into one of the comments on this page (sixth comment, to be precise).
posted by YamwotIam at 5:37 PM on August 24, 2010


What is a "grain belt"?
posted by boo_radley at 6:50 AM on August 25, 2010


Grain Belt is the name of a beer.
posted by jadepearl at 9:36 PM on August 28, 2010


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