Bird Cake Recipes
Cupcakes for Birds
- 30g unsalted beef or lamb fat
- 90g CJ Wildlife Bird Cake Mix (order code 18041)
- Decoration: sunflower seeds , dried mealworms, raisins, fruit and berries from garden ect.
- Melt the beef or lamb suet in a saucepan.
- Mix in sufficient Bird Cake Mix to absorb most of the fat.
- Pour into cupcake cases – if too much free fat appears on top, add more cake mix to absorb the fat.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding extra treats for your birds – garnish with a layer of black sunflower seeds, dried or oil-enriched mealworms, dried fruit or berries from the garden. Allow the mixture to cool further and solidify (ideally in the fridge).
- Remove from the mould, hang up and watch the birds arrive for their home-made winter treat.
Top Tip: sit a piece of string or ribbon into each cupcake case before filling to give you a quick and easy hanger!
Note: if wishing to add peanuts to your cupcake, please crush before adding as whole peanuts are a choking hazard to smaller garden birds.
- 1 x 500ml Peanut Cake Tube
- 3-4 x 1 Litre Peanut Cake Tubes
- 12 x Fat balls (little)
- 1 x Suet treat “Snowflake”
- Remove the packaging of all the individual feeds and build them together to form a festive bird cake.
- Use 3-4 of the 1 Litre peanut cakes to form a base.
- Place the suet snowflake on top of the 1 Litre peanut cakes.
- Place the 500ml peanut cake on the suet snowflake.
- Place the Fat Balls and sunflower seeds (or other feeds that are suitable for scattering such as table seeds) around the base of the cake.
- Decorate the whole with dried berries or fruit, you can even add a ribbon if you’re feeling extra festive.
Watch a video of the garden birds enjoying the Bird Cake here - https://vimeo.com/149133394