Butter is a rich and delicious food that can be found in many recipes. What would mashed potatoes be without butter, and how could we stomach toast without a melting square of buttery goodness on top? Think of the pancakes, people! We know we’re not the only butter fanatics out there, so we’re giving away a Waring Pro® Rotisserie Turkey Fryer and Steamer and a Boska Homemade Butter Kit for the best Instructable that uses butter as an ingredient.

Apple, pumpkin, and nut butters need not apply. We’re only looking for projects that use butter or butter substitutes for this challenge. That being said, we’d be delighted to see your butter sculptures, hacks, vegan alternatives, and all recipes, savory or sweet, that use the magical ingredient — that includes recipes for making your own butter!

We’re also pleased to announce that we’ve appointed a special guest judge for this contest, Rosie Cake Diva. Rosie Dummer is a food artist from Manchester, UK. This artist has a sweet tooth, and her preferred mediums are cake, frosting, and fondant. She also hosts a baking show on YouTube where she shares her culinary knowledge with others. Check out her videos for some tips on with working with fondant, or visit her Facebook page for even more delicious, inspiring posts.

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The Butter Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty Five Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 10, 2014 and Dec 1, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Butter Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.