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The 10 Essentials This Holiday for the Best Tik Tok Butter Board

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As we all know, Tik Tok rules the world of cool trends, from fashion to food. The latest creative endeavor? The butter board. Here’s what you need to buy (or borrow) to create this latest Tik Tok food trend: the 10 essentials for the best butter board for a luxury event or holiday party, including cutting boards, honey, and more.

the Butter board is the latest Tik Tok food trend

As you all probably know by now, Tik Tok has become the grand arbiter of the trend; the place where ideas sprout, grow, and blossom, taking hold of the popular imagination – no matter how mundane or absurd they may seem. Now, you’ve seen Tik Tok’s extravagant outfit inspiration, but what about some of the outlandish recipes they’ve popularized for the kitchen? It’s time to meet the butter board.

A cutting board that is smeared with butter (softened, not melted on the stove or in the microwave) and decorated with a whimsical array of toppings. They can be salty or sweet, but you’ll definitely want to make choices that are easy on the eyes. (And if you get stuck, there are plenty of recipes out there to provide you with helpful guidelines).

Though Tik Tok did not invent the butter board, the concept’s recent renaissance is all thanks to popular user @Justine_Snacks (Justine Doiron), who showcased one in her September video.  Since then, we haven’t been able to escape these sticky, gooey, butter-covered boards – and we are just dying to rip off a piece of bread and dive in.

You heard it here first: butter boards are the new charcuterie boards. Here’s everything you need to make your own.

What you need to buy to create the latest Tik Tok food trend: essentials for the best butter board for a luxury event or holiday party.
What you need to buy to create the latest Tik Tok food trend: essentials for the best butter board for a luxury event or holiday party.

10 essential buys for the best Tik Tok butter board this holiday party season

1. Farmhouse Cutting Board

Since so much is resting (no pun intended) on the board part of this endeavor, it’s essential that you choose the right accessory to support your buttery creation. You’ll want a board that is easy to clean, of course, but also one that will maintain a nice appearance once the butter is scooped and smeared away. If you’re hoping to choose a wooden board, we’re partial to this farmhouse option. The handles make it easy to carry – important once the board is a mess – and the reclaimed wood and oil finish give it an elegant appearance.

holiday event party butter board

BUY NOW: $220.00.

2. Moonlight Marble Serving Board

Of course, don’t feel you need to limit yourself to wooden boards. In fact, a slick stone surface might work to your advantage in this case. And we’re happy to say that this “moonlight marble board” is actually intended for serving things – although, we’re guessing the designers had imagined something more like cheese or charcuterie – and the board even comes with its own set of serving knives. The gentle geometric pattern provides an elegant and eye-catching backdrop, as well.

holiday event party butter board

BUY NOW: $99.90.

3. Spreader Set

Unless you’d like your guests to use their bread pieces like chunks of sponge, you’ll definitely want to give them some butter spreaders. These checkerboard spreaders add a lightly fanciful element to the affair, reminiscent of something they might use in Alice in Wonderland. If there was one book whose characters we could imagine enjoying a butter board, Lewis Carroll’s might be our pick.

holiday event party butter board

BUY NOW: $68.00.

4. Sierra Nevada Unsalted Butter

Now that you are all set on the presentation side of things, you’re going to need… wait for it… some butter. And since the butter is the star of show, you want to choose yours wisely. Make your own decision between salted and unsalted (and take your toppings into account, of course), but you can’t go wrong with this organic vat-cultured European Style butter from Sierra Nevada Cheese Company. Rich, creamy, and full of flavor, we know this is a butter that can support all the chaos of a butter board.

holiday event party butter board

BUY NOW: $7.99.

5. Tupelo Honey

Once you have your butter spread across your board, it’s time to have a little fun. This is where the creativity comes into play – feel free to alter and enhance your butter in whatever way seems best to you. But if you’re looking for a suggestion, we’ll tell you: honey seems to be the number one topping of choice. It makes sense to us – nothing tastes better than honey butter. And as with your butter selection, you’ll want to find a honey that has the power to wow all on its own. We happen to love this Tupelo raw honey from Savannah Bee Company, and the gold color will look extra-special drizzled across the board.

BUY NOW: $48.00.

6. Fleur De Sel

Who doesn’t love the complementary flavors of salty and sweet? This fleur de Sel is harvested from the Camargue region of France, and it comes with thick white crystals that are full of salty flavor. Sprinkle over your honey-butter board for that essential little zing.

BUY NOW: $14.00.

7. Flower Calendula

Here comes the fun part! People love decorating their butter boards with a garden of playful garnishes, and it doesn’t get more festive than edible flowers. Feel free to peruse all of the colorful options from Gourmet Sweet Botanicals, but we love how autumnal these are.

BUY NOW: $13.50.

8. Golden Brioche Bread Mix

How could we forget the bread? Arguably the most important part of the butter board experience (besides the butter itself), and if you don’t feel like picking up bread from a local bakery, you might consider making your own. Fresh is always best, but you don’t have to fear; this golden brioche from mix from King Arthur Flour will make the process easy. And we can’t imagine a more decadent dipper than brioche.

Tik Tok food trend butter board for holiday party

BUY NOW: $6.95.

9. Red Bell Pepper Dip

Hold onto your hats, because butter boards are just the beginning. As often happens in the land of Tik Tok, this one simple idea has evolved into a whole genre of kitchen experiments; people are now slapping every imaginable variety of spread across their cutting boards.  Though the results are mixed, we do think that these innovations have the possibility for immense success. So, we have a couple of out-of-the-box suggestions of our own. We love this red bell pepper dip from Milk Street, and we think it would taste wonderful spread across the base of a cutting board. Pair with crackers or vegetables, and maybe some meats or cheeses (yes, we have circled all the way back around to charcuterie boards – funny how that happens).

BUY NOW: $16.95.

10. Pumpkin Spice Spread

We had to suggest at least one Halloween-ready butter board. Since we’re only a couple of weeks away from the big day, why not transform your butter board into a pumpkin butter board? Or in this case, a board covered in pumpkin spice spread – which is the same thing as the filling that goes inside your favorite pumpkin pie. For the dippers, you could use slices of pumpkin bread, or maybe some warm rolls or biscuits. You might even consider making homemade pie crust cookies. Butter boards are adaptable, and it’s time we work them into all our seasonal hosting needs.

Tik Tok food trend butter board for holiday party

BUY NOW: $12.50.

essentials for the best Tik Tok food trend: the butter board

There you have it: exactly what you need to buy (or borrow) to create the ultimate version of the latest Tik Tok food trend: essentials for the best butter board for a luxury event or holiday party this year. Let the feasting season begin!

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