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.



  1. Melt the beef or lamb suet in a saucepan.
  2. Mix in sufficient Bird Cake Mix to absorb most of the fat.
  3. Pour into cupcake cases – if too much free fat appears on top, add more cake mix to absorb the fat.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.


Bird Cake




1 x 500ml Peanut Cake Tube

3-4 x 1 Litre Peanut Cake Tubes

12 x Fat balls (little)

1 x Suet treat “Snowflake”



  1. Remove the packaging of all the individual feeds and build them together to form a festive bird cake.
  2. Use 3-4 of the 1 Litre peanut cakes to form a base.
  3. Place the suet snowflake on top of the 1 Litre peanut cakes.
  4. Place the 500ml peanut cake on the suet snowflake.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 -