I found this quick tip for baking that has helped me tremendously. I love butta, but I don't like trying to mix it in big clumps. It's too much of a workout, thank you very much. I also don't like melting it, because I've found that it changes the texture and taste of the food you're trying to make. By shredding your butter immediately before using it, it makes the butter easier to mix and allows it to spread out more evenly in the mixture. So next time you need to use a stick or more of butter, go ahead and shred it. It is significantly easier than shredding cheese and will make your hands nice and soft.