A great way to invite birds into your garden is to make these really easy bird seed treats. You only need a few ingredients and before you know it, birds will be coming from miles around to feast in your garden.
Materials for Bird Seed Cakes
- 1 packet unflavored gelatin
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- Muffin pan
- Suet cage
Directions for Bird Seed Cakes
Empty 1 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 for a few minutes or until the gelatin is dissolved. This is the binder that keeps seeds together.
Next add 2 cups of bird seed 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 seed mixture to set. After setting warm to room temperature before removing the cakes from the pan.
Drop the seed cake into a suet cage and hang outdoors for the birds to enjoy!