Have you always thought butter pats and molds in fanciful shapes were adorable? They can be one of the small details that make a dinner party or event so special. In addition to being unique, butter molds are easy to make.
Soften the butter.
Spoon the butter into the mold. Use the spatula to work it in.
Press down firmly on the butter with the spatula, making sure to get out all air pockets.
Swipe the spatula across the top of the mold to even out the molded butter and get rid of excess butter. This will ensure the butter pats lay flat when flipped over.
Place the mold in the freezer for about 1/2 hour.
Place a plate over the open end of the pan mold, flip over and run warm water over the pan. Jiggle the pan for a few seconds to release the butter molds.