Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Butter Lamb

This little butter lamb makes a cute and symbolic addition for the Easter dinner table

Following this Taste of Home link as a guide, I really just played using my fingers and a small knife until the butter resembled a woolly lamb.
Begin by cutting 1/3 off a stick of butter and use that piece for the head.
From a second stick, cut a 1/4-inch piece and cut that in half diagonally, using the triangle for the nose.  Attach the pieces to the lamb form with a bit of softened butter.
Use a couple more pieces of butter to form the ears. 
I tried several kitchen gadgets and liked the handheld grater for creating long curls.  Using the tip of a knife and tweezers, I placed the curls onto the  lamb form, tucking and shaping.
Butter from the refrigerator makes long softer pieces.  Butter from the freezer creates short, tight pieces.  I kind of mixed them to fill in gaps and cover the body and head. 
My warm fingers worked to smooth the lambs snout and face.
Two whole cloves are tucked in for eyes.
When the little butter lamb was finished, I placed parsley around the base so he looks like he is resting in grass.  A few primroses are beginning to bloom in the garden so I added them for a bit of springtime color.
“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"
John 1:29

    

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43 comments:

Debbie said...

It is just adorable! My grands would love this! The patience this would take to create impresses me too...Have a wonderful Easter with your family! Happy Resurrection Day!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is so cute! This would look so perfect on a Easter dinner table :)

Carol Z said...

I'd have a pool of butter, but your lamb is lovely. Wishes for a bright and blessed Easter!

Marigene said...

What an adorable little treat for the table!

Susan said...

Oh my GOODNESS, LDH. That is the MOST adorable lambie pie I have ever seen. Maybe, just maybe, following your directions, I'll try to do it for dinner tomorrow.

Oh, you are so CLEVER and SMART! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Thanks so much for sharing!

A blessed Easter to all your family! Susan

Barbara F. said...

Those golden hands at work again, this is beautiful, I'd have to have extra butter for guests to use. ;-) Happy and blessed Easter to you and your family. xo

podso said...

I've never seen anything like this and how sweet!

Maple Lane said...

How adorable.
God bless you all this Easter.

Heather Kinnaird said...

I LOVE this - growing up we always had an Easter lamb on the table:)

Pondside said...

I saw this somewhere too, and bookmarked it for an Easter when we have little ones at the table.
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Kara said...

This is so adorable! Happy Easter :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

He turned out so cute! Happy Easter:@)

Winnie said...

OMG - it's AWESOME
I've never seen such a thing
Cute and adorable, I simply LOVE it

Have a wonderful Easter!

Ann said...

I have never seen anything like that. How totally adorable. Not only functional but adds cuteness to your table.

Correna said...

Hello, this is adorable, I linked your post to my blog today, I love the poem at the end, it is so perfect for today. Thank you

JAPAN SAMURAI said...

Happy Easter.
Cheers to a great idea.
I wish you luck.
Forever. : D: D: D
From Japan.
Ryoma Sakamoto.

lindsey said...

That butter lamb is so clever! Beautiful words from Twila Paris. Have a lovey Easter Sunday

Melissa said...

I love this Lamb!
You did a wonderful job. =)

And I also enjoyed the Poem that you included.
I hope you have a joyous Easter!

Melissa

Babs said...

Your butter lamb is precious. Thansk for the tutorial,and I hope you have a joyous Easter.

redcrowgreencrow said...

I thought about making my butter lamb this year but I decided that since it's only two of us this year we wouldn't have one. Yours is adorable though!

Katie @ Horrific Knits

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I love your lamb!! And how meaningful it is too.
When we lived in the Buffalo area, Butter Lambs were available in the local stores and so very popular with my friends.
Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Cristina Garay said...

Adorable! A truly work or art!
Have a wonderful Easter!

Mindy said...

This is so dang sweet!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a darling butter lamb! You did a beautiful job, Lorraine.

A Happy Easter to you and your family!

Lulu said...

How cute and clever is this butter lamb. The only problem is I would hate to cut into it. I'd just cover it and freeze from year to year!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Oh, this is adorable! Thanks for adding it to Foodie Friday, and have a wonderful Easter!

Ruth Kelly said...

Just adorable. Maybe I can make one next year.

Christina said...

Just delightful! Too precious to eat!
So glad you visited my blog as it allowed me to find yours!
Happy Easter!

Victoria, in Sunny Tucson Arizona said...

So beautiful and special! Happy Easter to all.

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely adorable!!

xo
Pat

Ann said...

The butter lamb is toooo precious. I believe that's the first time I've seen one. Yours turned out exceptional. Maybe I'll give it a try some Sunday.
Ann

thepaintedapron.com said...

Too adorable! Pinning for next year!
Jenna

Emily said...

This is adorable! You are too clever! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

~Emily

www.texaslifeblog.com

Mary Beth said...

What a pretty lamb ~ such a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Project Inspire{d}.

Have a blessed week.

Mary Beth

Debbie Huffaker said...

That is absolutely awesome. You are so creative and talented!!

a quiet life said...

this is so cute, reminds when i was a litttle girl 50 years ago we made lambs and used a garlic press. cute cute cute!

D@TheShadyPorch said...

That is just precious! I am pinning it to my Food Presentation board on Pinterest. I would love to have you share it at
The Shady Porch! Blessings, D

The Tablescaper said...

This is adorable!!!

It's wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Angela Ryder said...

This is adorable!! I wouldn't have the patience!! Or...it would be in a clump!! Found you through D's linky party...RockNShare!! New follower!!~~Angela

Debbie Borthwick said...

So adorable! I'm pinning for next year, I love this little lamb.
Saw you sharing at Project Inspire{d}
Debbie :)

kitty said...

Your lamb is just ADORABLE, Lorraine!

Laura Lupton said...

This is just amazing! I had no idea people made lambs out of butter but after seeing your post and then Googling it, it seems quite the thing (yours is the nicest looking one!)

I've just put together an "Easter Inspiration" post on my blog and included your photo (linked back, of course!) If you're not happy with me sharing your idea then let me know and I can amend the post!

http://mrs-jones-to-be.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/easter-inspiration.html

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

I don't remember this adorable lamb. Thanks for sharing it and Happy Easter.

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