An Icky, Yucky, Mucky cake…yummy!

A site called Playing By The Book recently held an Edible Book festival and invited entries from the world over. Now in case any of you are wondering what an edible book is…well…it’s an edible creation inspired by a book.

And in their gallery of wonderfully creative entries that had us almost drooling over the keyboard, check out Entry number 29 – AN ICKY, YUCKY, MUCKY CAKE that looks wonderfully true to character!

Now that you have inspiration for a chocolatey Icky, Yucky, Mucky cake and some Maharaja Moochh cupcakes that we posted earlier, you might want to start planning your very own Icky, Yucky, Mucky birthday or tea party! And if you need some ideas for activities, you can browse through our Yucky Art, Icky recipes and let your imagination go wild. We in the meantime are working on some more wonderfully messy ideas!

The cake shown was created by Raashi Malhotra Sawhney of the Picnik Basket in Mumbai. To order yourself one and for other yummy ready to serve food, desserts and confectionery, contact her on 9987687005, 9321954055,


Fingerbowl Sherbet

The Maharaja of Ickhtarpur loves to drink up the water in his fingerbowl. With temperature soaring across many parts of India, here is our version of a fingerbowl sherbet to cool off with.


  • A cup of clean drinking water
  • Three tablespoons of rose sherbet (add more to your taste)
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • One lemon, cut into quarters by an adult
  • One bowl, the size of a fingerbowl

Let’s mix and squish!

Pour the rose sherbet into the bowl.

Tear up the mint leaves, add them into the bowl and squish them with a spoon

Pour in the water.

Squeeze a few drops from a quarter of the lemon into the bowl and then throw in the quarter.

Our icky fingerbowl sherbet with a squeezed out lemon and bits of food floating around is ready!

Lift and drink up!

The Maharaja’s Moochh Cupcake

An afternoon of whipping up cupcake batter turned into an Icky baking session when it was time to ice the cupcakes! For batter and butter makes for one messy session!

We turned out Maharaja Moochh cupcakes and the boys were so thrilled to munch away on the moustaches.

The girls decided to do a bit messier version of fairy cupcakes and make do for the moment till we get around to a nibbly Maharani cupcake…though those crescent things on top could be nibbled off nails instead of fairy wings!

Calling all parents and children to get inspired, get baking and icing and get clicking. Send us pictures of your creations that are Icky, Yucky, or Mucky to We’ll be thrilled to put them up on this blog!

For cupcake recipes and much more, check out the Purple Foodie blog. The nutella cupcakes look positively messy, delicious, and a sure hit with kids!

Roti roll up

It has been a while since we put a post up about an Icky recipe. Well, the Maharaja’s hungry now! So do you love to stuff your face with roti like Maharaja Icky? Here’s an easy way to make a great oozy, crunchy snack and stuff your face silly.

What you need to get started:

  • One cooked chapatti (have an adult do this for you)
  • Tamarind chutney / Tomato ketchup
  • Aloo Bhujia
  • Teaspoon of chopped coriander

Let’s roll!

Place the chapatti on a plate and spread two spoonfuls of the chutney or ketchup in a broad line along the centre of the roti.

Sprinkle on aloo bhujia on top of the chutney. You can put however much you like.

Add on the chopped coriander and roll the roti up.

Wrap a tissue around it and chomp away. On second thoughts, forget the tissue…its Icky time!

Rosogulla eyes

If you love rosogullas as much as Maharaja Icky, this is the simplest recipe for you to put together with no help from mum – well maybe just a teeny tiny bit of help.

What you need to get started:

  • One rosogulla
  • Three gems
  • A tablespoon of chocolate sauce or strawberry sauce
  • A plate

I’m eating already!

Squeeze out some of the juice from the rosogulla. We know that’s messy but then this is an icky recipe!

Here’s the bit that you need help from an adult. Have them cut the rosogulla into two halves. Now they may leave you to your devious designs.

Arrange the two halves, flat side down on the plate.

Place two gems as eyes on top.

Place a gem as a nose.

Finish with a swirl of sauce to make the mouth.

Lift the rosogulla, dip into the saucy mouth on your plate and munch away.

Chocolate mud sundae

Maharaja Icky loves to squish up his food and make a mess. Here’s how to make a mushy sundae of chocolate mud with a few worms crawling around.


  • Chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate cream biscuits like bourbon or oreo
  • A scoop each of vanilla and chocolate ice cream
  • Few gummy worms from a candy store

Time to mulch!

Put two (or three!) scoops of ice cream into a bowl and mash it for a bit.

Swirl the chocolate sauce on top and over the edges.

Crush the biscuits and drop them onto the top of your mush to add some rocky crunch.

Swirl a bit more of the chocolate sauce to make some muddy pools.

Place your gummy worms on top.

Pick up your spoon and dig in!