Trying Something New with Throwing the Cupcakes in Forest


I’m sure everyone who has read the blog about my depression may realize that I have been throwing a few leftover cupcakes that we didn’t sell at the end of the day into the forest. Well, I started setting more and more of them on the ground. One day, my sister threw cupcakes into a small bag and she forgot to throw it in the trash at the restaurant. I found it right inside the trash can at the front porch. There were more than 20 cupcakes in there. Oh yeah, I said to myself that I really hit the jackpot big time! My depression was gone completely when I came back the next day. Guess what, there were still cupcakes there. It took 3 days for them to disappear. I have already been convinced that either a raccoon or a skunk ate them. Well, about 2 weeks ago, I started throwing them on the tree branches to see if any birds would eat them. I came back 15 minutes later, and I saw some sparrows eating the icing right off of the tree branches. They didn’t seem to eat the cake part, but that might be because they may have had trouble trying to peck at them to break them apart. About a week ago, I took it to the next level! Seriously! My mom made a new flavor called “Margarita” cupcakes and “YES” they do have alcohol in them. The first day my mom made them, she put more tequila than she thought she did. Still, even cough syrup still has more alcohol than our Margarita cupcakes had. She had about 6 cupcake leftovers at the end of the day. I threw them at the top of a tree, and guess what, the sparrows actually ate them! Can you believe that? The icing had the tequila in it. I hope those sparrows enjoyed them! Hahahahahaha! It’s too bad the Margarita cupcakes are no longer on the menu, because I really wanted to keep giving them those cupcakes. My mom didn’t like the idea of having tequila and lime cupcakes. She doesn’t even like Margarita drinks. The third day we sold them, the tequila was taken out of the recipe, and the fourth day is when we stopped selling them, because they just weren’t popular. We always had leftovers at the end of the day. Luckily, none of them ended up in the trash, because I snuck them out. They ate the icing very slowly, and it took them all day to eat everything. I did see a blue jay pick up but accidentally drop an entire piece of icing with its beak. The sparrows on the other hand ate them piece by piece, then they spent 5 seconds cleaning their beak, then they’d dive in for another. Some of them were pushing each other too. Needless to say, they were probably eating icing all day. It’s like they just keep eating…and eating…and EATING! I wonder what would happen to those birds if I did that for another month? Probably nothing. I’m sure they’ll manage in the wild with or without those cupcakes. I’m sure they’ll just get used to me and maybe they’ll start eating right out of my hand one of these days. I’m crazy about birds, so I just gotta get that to happen!

Here’s a video of myself presenting the cupcakes in my mom’s shop on the day before I took the cupcakes to feed the birds.

I had to hurry up with recording this video because my mom was picking me up to go to school. I had a math final plus a scene performance for “The Raisin in the Sun“, which is why I was dressed formally that day. You’ve gotta see this one because the angle was perfect. You might laugh when you see me throwing all those Margarita cupcakes on the tree branches.

I did make 12 videos of these sparrows eating the vanilla icing on the other cupcakes. I’ll need to edit those into 1 video because the quality isn’t too good. I plan to do that once I make an intro for the video. For now, I’d just like to say, I guess house sparrows aren’t the only birds that will eat table scraps. I guess most birds will eat anything and maybe we just don’t realize it. There aren’t any house sparrows in my area by the way because of the fact that I live in a forested area.

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About jhirzel88

I am majoring in college to be a computer programmer. My favorite food is Buffalo wings. My hobbies include bike riding, listening to the radio, and watching YouTube videos. I used to play piano and guitar. I got my first internet working computer (which is this laptop right here), in Novemeber, 2008. I hope to achieve the use of this blog in the best possible way I can. By the way, my favorite animal is the Amazon Parrot and I really want to get one in a few years down the road. Edit: I decided that I'm definitely getting a Raven as a pet, that is, after I finish college.
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6 Responses to Trying Something New with Throwing the Cupcakes in Forest

  1. wordsfallfrommyeyes says:

    Congrats on your Liebster Award. I saw your comment on Island Traveller, thought I’d drop by.

    I loved your opening line – a little bit bizarre. But if you’ve had depression, my God, I so much relate. A few of my blogs refer to it. I know what it’s about for sure. So I just want to say Merry Christmas to you, and I hope you have a beaut rest from the norm, etc, and blogging’s great for saying what you feel 🙂

    • jhirzel88 says:

      Yes, and I haven’t had the time to tell you that I added you on the award. Yep, I know I can always express myself to relieve things. I just hope I can always continue doing that.

  2. Cupcakes by the Forest to feed the birds and the animals. A very cool idea. I bet those birds got so hyperactive with the sugar they can fly miles and miles without rest. If I’m there, I can eat a few of the left overs. Love cupcakes but the sugar doesn’t jive with my health anymore. Too much calories. My son loves them too. I don’t mind him eating it but he gets hyper too. Thank you for generously reading my post. I sincerely wish that you will have a merry and memorable Christmas as well as for you family. Life never fails to bring a sweet surprise when you least expect them . Stay blessed my friend…..

    • jhirzel88 says:

      Yeah, you are right. When I peeked through my mom’s bedroom window, I saw the sparrows chasing each other after eating the icing. They were competing for territory. Basically, they were competing for the icing that was on the branches. Birds are smart enough to do that. They know how to burn those calories off. Oh yeah, definitely!

      You’ll be in a surprise if you were to guzzle down as much sugar as those birds were eating to their size.

  3. eof737 says:

    I think you could have a nice research project out of this one… Just please don’t feed them alcohol laced cupcakes. 🙂

    • jhirzel88 says:

      The birds were fine and they are still fine. There is a lot more calories by weight than there is in alcohol. My mom no longer sells them at her shop unless a customer puts it on a special order. Only the icing and filling has the tequilla, and there isn’t a lot in there, really! In a dozen cupcakes, there is probably only 3 tablespoons in it, which is less than the 5 tablespoons before. I’m not sure exactly how much is in there, but I think that’s the amount. It is impossible for those birds to consume enough to get drunk, or poisoned in any case.

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