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Make a Christmas Cake for the Birds What sort of container do you want to make? Fats and food to use or avoid: Melted Fat method: Other bird related things to do Creaming - no melting method:

This method is safer for children as no heat is involved.

Leave the block of lard at room temperature for a while to soften.

Work to soften the lard by creaming with a wooden spoon or use your hand to break up the block and squeeze it into a paste consistency.

Add the available dry ingredients working with a wooden spoon or hands.

When the dry mix is fully incorporated, press the mixture into whatever receptacle you are using.

You can also press the mixture into holes that have been drilled into sections on tree truck.