How to make a fat cake

Help birds this winter when bugs and berries are scarce by 'baking' fat cakes.

Illustrations by Alan Batley

Illustrations by Alan Batley

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1

In a pan, melt some lard or suet. Stir in a mixture of birdseed, raisins, oats, breadcrumbs and peanuts.

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2

Make a hole in a yoghurt pot, thread it with string and knot it. Pack in the mixture.

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3

Leave the mixture to set overnight, then carefully cut the pot away from the hardened mix.

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4

Hang your fat cakes from trees and shrubs, and enjoy watching the visitors that come to feast.

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