Mondays with MomEvery other Monday, Amy's mum shares a peek into her home.

Birds Need Cupcakes, Too

In the winter, birds need two things that we can provide them: high energy food and water. I have a heater for the bird bath so the water won’t freeze. I also hang out feeders and keep them filled with seed.

The other day I was reading the latest issue of Bird & Blooms and found a nifty little recipe for Bird Cupcakes and made up a batch to give as gifts to a couple of bird-loving people, and some for myself. It was super easy and I am looking forward to the birds finding this tasty treat.

(Attracting birds to the back yard is not only for my entertainment, but also for my two indoor cats!)

Bird Cupcakes

1 c. shortening

2 c. chunky peanut butter

5 c. cornmeal

nuts, birdseed or dried berries

Melt shortening and peanut butter in large saucepan over low heat. Mix in cornmeal. Fill lined cupcake tins and top with nuts, birdseed or berries. Cool in refrigerator. To give as a gift, arrange on a plate or stack them and then wrap with cellophane; attach a recipe card so the recipient can make more.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

{Note from Amy: I love that every critter in my Mom’s house gets treated so well… from kids, to cats, to birds!}

About the Author

Marcia lives in Edmond, OK, where she is a funeral home administrator. She has a big heart, warm personality, and mad homemaking skills that make people feel right at home.

Leave a comment for Marcia

Share this post

Share on Facebook Tweet this! Bookmark at Delicious Dig this! Stumble this! Share on Friendfeed Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit
Posted in Handmade, Mondays with Mom Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.


  1. Karen says:

    Oh Amy’s mom–Amy must miss you so much! You are the epitome of momliness 🙂

    • momma says:

      Why thank you, Karen! Momliness, I like that description! I do miss Amy & Dennis even tho we Skype nearly every weekend. But as you can guess, I stay busy! I am still waiting for the birds to come sample my cupcakes before the squirrels find them!