When the flurries are flyin’ and you’re stuck inside, why not bring a few birds to your window with these homemade birdseed cakes. I had my doubts when I first tried this recipe, but they really are easy to make and the birds love them.
This one is for the birds -- homemade seed cakes
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- 3/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c water
- 1 envelope unflavored Knox gelatin
- 4 c birdseed
- nonstick cooking spray
- cookie cutters
- wax paper
- drinking straws
- ribbon or string
- Combine the flour, water and gelatin in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
- Add the birdseed to the mixture and stir until well coated.
- Coat the inside of large cookie cutters with the nonstick cooking spray and place the cutters on a sheet of waxed paper.
- Completely fill each of the cutters with the seed mixture, making sure to press it into all the little nooks and crannies.
- Cut a piece of straw for each cookie cutter and carefully insert it into each shape (not too close to the edge) and leave it in place. This will make a hole from which to hang the seed cake.
- Let the filled cutters set for two hours,
- Carefully push the dried seed mixture out of the cutters and onto the wax paper, and remove the straw pieces.
- Allow the shapes to dry overnight.
- Insert a piece of ribbon or string through the holes in your seed cakes, tie them off and hang them from the nearest tree.
- This is a great kid-friendly project and also makes wonderful gifts.