Make Your Own Birdseed Cakes

If you would like to attract a variety of birds to your yard, a good way to do so is to offer a variety of feed. Putting out birdseed cakes are a good way to offer different types of bird food. You can make seed cakes yourself and be rewarded with wild birds visiting your yard to feast on the treat that you made for them. All you need is just a few ingredients.

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What You Need:

2 cups of birdseed
1 packet unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
1/3 cup boiling water
Muffin pan
Suet cage


Empty the package of unflavored gelatin into a bowl with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Let this sit for 1 minute. Add 1/3 cup of boiling water to the gelatin, stirring until the gelatin is dissolved. This is the binding ingredient to hold the seed cakes together.

Add 2 cups of birdseed to the gelatin and mix thoroughly.

Grease the cups of a muffin pan and divide the mixture between them.

Press the seed mixture into the cups. It should be even, but it doesn’t have to look perfect

Place the muffin pan in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the mixture to set. Once the cakes have set, remove them to the refrigerator and let them warm to room temperature before removing them from the pan.

Drop the seed cakes into a suet cage and hang them outdoors for the birds to enjoy!

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