Made these in muffin cups and got 26. Birds and squirrels love them, however next time I'll use more grain/seed/oats etc. The lard/pb mixture could hold a lot more goodies. Thanks a lot PetsRus!
What a wonderful treat for the animals, the birds and squirrels, as well as my cats who had a great day of bird watching in store when I put these bird cakes up. Thanks for the recipe!
Made this. It took the birds about a day and a half to try it. And then, it was gone. Will make it again!
Wish I'd found this great sounding recipe last fall instead of spring! I will try it next year. But please don't use vegetable fat, such as Crisco. Being hydrogenated, it is very unhealthy for humans, so I imagine it's just as bad for birds and those sweetly pesky rodents. Lard and suet are much better choices.
My feathered friends give this birdy treat a a five cheep rating...and so do the racoons and the squirrels. Knowing that some furry critters would raid the seed cakes, I foiled the thieves by stuffing the mixture into all the crevices of some large pinecones and then hanging them from the trees. Those clever racoons even got some of those that were on the ends of the branches! I halved the recipe and had a great time with my two grandaughters getting all messy as we created delicious treats for our backyard pets. This will be an annual tradition, Pets...thank you so much!