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Thursday, 17 November 2011
Fwd: Fw: INDIAN BUTTER SCULPTURE
: BUTTER IS "BREAD AND BUTTER" FOR THIS MAN!
We all know too much butter is bad for your health,
but who would have thought of using it instead to create
these magnificent sculptures.One of the world's fanciest chefs
Vipula Athukorale has designed a Rolls-Royce car, a scene
from Pinocchio and detail from the Pied Piper story.
The level of detail in his work is so fine that he cannot
even breathe on the butter before cutting figures.
Spread of brilliance: Vipula Athukorale with his Rolls-Royce sculpted from butter They might look like they're about to melt, but Mr Athukorale said the secret
was using the right type of golden spread. He opts for pastry margarine,
rather than butter, which tends to melt at much higher temperatures.
Mr Athukorale, 46, picked up two gold medals and a silver at the
international Salon Culinaire Awards in London last week.
The judges were amazed by the level of detail and Mr Athukorale's patience. 'The sculptures take a very long time,' said the father of one from Leicester.
Creamy goodness: A scene from the Pied Piper is reinvented.
Mr Athukorale uses pastry margarine instead of butter because
it doesn't melt so easily
Steady: The chef holds his breath as he sculpts the intricate
details of a scene from Pinocchio, which won a gold