Cranberries are a great source of vitamin C for humans and for wild birds.  Though not all wild birds will eat cranberries, there are some fruit eating birds that will enjoy this tasty treat once in a while.&nbs... Read more


Muesli is a dry breakfast cereal that is made up of raw rolled oats, dried fruits, seeds and nuts. There is no sugar added to muesli making it a great mix in to any suet cake. Muesli is a great source of protein, ome... Read more

Old Fashioned Oats

Rolled oats are a nice addition to any homemade suet cake.  Not only does adding oats add calcium, iron and magnesium to your birds suet treat but it also helps keep your homemade suet cake last longer during wa... Read more


Adding dried mealworms to a homemade suet cake is a great idea!  Many birds LOVE to eat mealworms including: bluebirds, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, wrens, orioles, robins and more!  Mealworms are high in prote... Read more

Cracked Corn

Cracked corn is dried and cracked into bite sized pieces, perfect for little bird mouths.  Because cracked corn is a dry ingredient, it can be stored for a long period of time without spoiling. Cracked corn is rich ... Read more

Peanut Butter

During the cold Winter months peanut butter is a nutritious food for wild birds.  Crunchy peanut butter is best, as it is less likely to stick to a birds' mouth, but smooth peanut can be used as well, just add sand ... Read more


Flour is a mandatory addition to an ALL WEATHER suet cake. Adding Flour will bind the meat fat with the suet cake ingredients so that it will not melt during warm weather. There is not necessarily a health benefit to... Read more


Walnuts are low in saturated fat and high in polyunsaturated and mono-saturated fat.  They are an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  They have zero cholesterol and have a good source of fiber and... Read more


Peanuts are readily available for purchase in bulk from most every grocery store, hardware store and local market.  Making this a very popular addition to making homemade sute cakes.  Peanuts that are in the shell ... Read more


Almonds are a great food source for wild birds.  They protein packed and also a natural source of fiber.  You can feed wild birds almonds in the shell or out of the shell.  If added almonds to a homemade suet cake... Read more


Birds LOVE raisins.  The northern flicker, robins, bluebirds, thrushes, buntlings, thrashers and many more!  Add raisins to any homemade suet cake and your neighborhood birds will come back for more. Raisins are... Read more