Sculpture in butter offers Cavs fans a new way to toast NBA title
— Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savour the team’s NBA title.
The Cavs are being honoured with butter sculptures at this year’s Ohio State Fair, which opened Wednesday in Columbus.
The butter sculpture display includes life-sized Cavaliers’ mascots Moondog and Sir C.C., along with the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The trophy sculpture is over a metre tall, much larger than the actual award.
The display took about 975 kilograms pounds of butter and 500 hours to complete. The sculptors began by building wooden and steel frames to support the sculptures’ weight. They then formed each sculpture from 25-kg blocks.
The American Dairy Association Mideast has sponsored butter sculptures since the early 1900s. The displays are inspired by a theme representing something “optimistic and non-controversial” about Ohio.