Save money on expensive bird food cakes by making your own. Creating your own bird food cakes allows more opportunities for customization based on the types of birds you want to attract or if you want to feed your pet birds. This homemade project makes a fun activity for scout troops or school groups, but it will require adult supervision.
Melt the suet in a saucepan over low heat, stirring to prevent it from burning.2
Remove the saucepan from the heat source.3
Stir in the cornmeal or bird seed and peanut butter until thoroughly combined.4
Pour this mixture into a cleaned milk carton and freeze overnight or until solid.5
Slice off 1-inch thick portions for a suet bird feeder, and return the remaining bird seed cake to the freezer.