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Birdseed Cakes From The Heart

The winter months are upon us!

Here is a wonderful project for the whole family to enjoy making AND giving to our feathered friends.

Here are the simple ingredients to make this beautiful and tasty treats for the birds:

  • 1 oz Gelatine
  • 3 cups Birdseed
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • Molds – If you have a mold shaped like a heart – this is the perfect time to use it!
  • Yarn

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Instructions:

Step ONE:   Add 1 oz. of gelatine and 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the gelatine has dissolved.

Step TWO:   Add  birdseed to the gelatine/water mixture. The amount of birdseed that you add varies depending on the type of seed you have chosen for your birds.  Your goal is to create a very stiff mixture.  Mix the birdseed into the mixture completely.

Step THREE: Spoon the mixture into your molds.  Fill the mold to the top and pat down to flatten.

Step FOUR: Cut a piece of yarn long enough to create a hanging loop.  Knot one end and stick the knotted end into the seed cake. Cover the knot with a little of the bird seed mixture to make sure it is firmly set in place.

Step FIVE:  This may be the hardest step of all – waiting for the molds to harden!  You can either leave the molds out at room temperature for 2 hours OR if to set them faster – place them in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Step SIX:  The birdseed cakes can be released from the mold by dipping the mold quickly into hot water. The cakes should slide right out.

Step SEVEN:  Now it’s time to hang these hard, durable, and LOVELY creation in your garden for the birds to enjoy!

 

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