Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Harley Davidson Sculptures

Butter Harley by Norma “Duffy” Lyon of Des Moines, Iowa

Norma “Duffy” Lyon (the “Butter Cow Lady”) is known for her butter sculptures including life-sized cows, Elvis Presley, and The Last Supper in butter.

Chocolate Harley by Jim Victor of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Jim Victor is a talented cheese, butter, and chocolate sculptor.

Jim’s food sculptures include a bust of Christopher Columbus in Parmesan cheese, Terry LaBonte's No. 5 Chevrolet carved from 3,500 pounds of yellow cheddar cheese, and much more.


  1. Someone buy this woman a life.
    Thats a V-rod shes attempting to pat out there, btw. Nice bike. Not so much, in butter.

  2. I'd better not show these to biker girl. She might balloon out to 7 stone.

  3. Tick: I had to use an online converter to figure out how much 7 stone is. If I'm correct, it's 98 pounds or 44.45 kilograms. Hefty!

  4. I hope no-one turns the air conditioning off...

  5. Is it just me, or is his hand a little too close to his crotch?

    Makes you wonder what he does if he itches while sculpting?

  6. If Elvis comes back he can eat himself.

  7. Enjoyed your posting. I just spent a part of my Saturday with Norma Duffy Lyon, as you'll see from my posting at steveonbroadway.blogspot.com.

    Duffy has actually achieved some ironic degree of pop folk hero status well beyond the confines of Iowa "fly-over" country. Whlle she has indeed made life-sized sculptures out of butter for nearly 50 years at the Iowa State Fair, she's also been featured on everything from NBC's "Today" show and David Letterman to "To Tell The Truth" way back in the 60s. By all accounts, she's actually had a pretty amazing life.

    The best thing about Duffy Lyon is that she'd probably get a kick out of your blog! Maybe if you provide your likeness, she'd even memorialize you in butter!