DIY Suet Bird Seed Cake Recipe: How to Make Homemade Suet Cakes for the Birds by Gale Gand

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2 years ago

DIY Suet Bird Seed Cake Recipe: How to Make Homemade Suet Cakes for the Birds

If you love feeding the birds and bird watching, you've got to make this homemade suet cake for your feathered friends. The recipe makes one 4x4-inch cake. 


Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a bowl warm the fat and nut butter together in the microwave. Stir to combine. 
  2. Stir in the bird seed. Pour into a flexible mold. Chill. 
  3. Pop out and feed it to the birds.

Chef Gale Gand's completed homemade suet cake.

Tip: Buy a premade suet cake and save the plastic holder to use as your mold. It will be the perfect size for a suet cage.

Need help converting cooking and baking measurements? Here are some handy kitchen conversion charts.

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Suet Holders $5 & Up
Nut Butters $4 & Up
Peanut Butter $2 & Up
Suet Cakes $2 & Up
Bird Seed $6 & Up

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Donna John
Who knew??? Going to have to start saving my fat! Gale Gand
Elisa Schmitz
This is awesome. Dieter Schmitz and I have been buying a lot of suet to feed our bird friends in "Dieter's Diner." Going to have to try and make our own. So fun, thanks for sharing, Gale Gand ! Donna John
Very cool idea.
Dieter Schmitz
Yummy! Gale Gand you must have the happiest birds in the entire area. I’m sure they give your suet high marks! Yes, Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds and I need to try this. Thanks for the wonderful idea and recipe!
Tiffany Zook
Sharing with my mother in law , she loves bird watching .
Jake Roggenkamp
Amazing Idea... Thanks for sharing

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