Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AU NATURALE: Bird Seed Acorn Cakes

As the weather turns colder, it’s time to remember our little backyard friends. I’ve been wanting to make some bird seed cakes for the longest time and finally took the time to whip some up.





Birdseed Acorn Cakes via homework - carolynshomework (3)These are so easy to make – a great craft to do with the kids.


Birdseed Acorn Cakes via homework - carolynshomework (4)For the leaf shaped cakes, I used a candy mold.


Birdseed Acorn Cakes via homework - carolynshomework (5)For the little acorns, I used real acorn caps and just scooped some of the seed mixture into the caps and patted it into an acorn shape. I love them.


Birdseed Acorn Cakes via homework - carolynshomework (8)Once everything was ready, I set up a little buffet for the birds and squirrels.


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To make these little seeds cakes, you simply mix:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup
  • 4 cups birdseed
Spray the molds or cookie cutters with a little nonstick spray and press the birdseed mixture into each mold. Let dry and remove the cakes from each mold. Set them on wax paper and let them dry completely.


Birdseed Acorn Cakes via homework - carolynshomework (10)Once I was done taking these pictures, I left one cake out for the critters and stored the rest of them. I might keep the acorns and use them as ornaments.


Birdseed Acorn Cakes via homework - carolynshomework (11)Within minutes, this guy was down on the bench checking out the treat.


Birdseed Acorn Cakes via homework - carolynshomework (2)And bam, he took off with it. Talk about a rude guest. I thought he’d stick around and eat it on the bench. Oh well, hopefully he shared it with this friends and family.


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4 comments :

  1. Cute! I love that you used the real acorn caps!

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  2. I can't stand it, Carolyn. Too cute.

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  3. I once put out leftovers in a microwavable dish. One of the creatures took off with it---including the dish. I believe it was a raccoon. Two days later, he brought the dish back wanting a refill.

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