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, thepicnikbasket@gmail.com.

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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!

Icky, Yucky, Mucky at the Junior Writers Bug festival in Mumbai this weekend, April 22nd

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Join us for a dramatised reading of Icky, Yucky, Mucky! by author Natasha Sharma this Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 12:30pm as a part of the Junior Writers Bug Children’s Literature Festival.

Venue: St. Anthony’s High School, Chembur, Mumbai

To register, please visit the writers bug site.

An Icky, Yucky, Mucky song!

We promised you an ICKY, YUCKY, MUCKY SONG and here it is.

The Icky Yucky Mucky trio (!) brings the house down with a marvellously messy musical moment. Natasha Sharma, Anitha Balachandran and Anita Roy (publisher on guitar) at Full Circle Bookstore and Cafe Turtle in Delhi last Saturday.

To help you sing this at home, here are some more lyrics to get you started. Then go ahead and make up some of your own: (To be sung to the tune of “If you are happy and you know it…”)

If you are ICKY and you know it, go burp burp

If you are ICKY and you know it, go burp burp

If you are ICKY and you know it and you really want to show it,

If you are ICKY and you know it go burp burp. 

 

If you are MUCKY and you know it tik tik pthoo….

 

If you are YUCKY and you know it dig your nose ENH ENH…

Have fun singing it out!

Delhi turned a lovely shade of Icky, Yucky, Mucky this weekend!

Thank you to everyone in Delhi who was a part of the ickiness this weekend! The lovely folks at Full Circle bookshop, BumbleBees centre with Eureka Books, The Reading Caterpillar library and Pathways School Aravali, thank you for hosting us!

The many many children who made our weekend so very delightful with their laughter, yucks, eews and amazing artwork as they created their splotch monsters, we hope to see more artwork, mucky ideas and comments on our blog and by mailing us at ickyyuckymucky@gmail.com.

And to parents who brought their children over for the readings, thank you and may you go YUCK!

To visit a full gallery of pictures (and if you were there probably spot yourselves in them) visit the Icky Yucky Mucky facebook page!

AND OOOOH! WE ALMOST FORGOT! THERE IS AN ICKY, YUCKY, MUCKY SONG COMING SOON… 

It was an Icky, Yucky, Mucky March in Mumbai! Delhi now turns icky this weekend

Hello mucky monkeys! Visit our facebook page and view photographs of the author visit and readings across Crossword bookstores in Mumbai all of March. SO much fun!

Now it is time for Delhi to go YUCK this weekend. Click on our ‘Upcoming Events’ for date and time across venues. We promise you’ll go EEEEWWWW!!!

A Saffron Tree Review. Thank you Mad Momma!

We are positively drooling and excited enough to juggle a few rosogullas ourselves on reading the review of Icky, Yucky, Mucky on the Saffron Tree blog. For those of you unfamiliar with them, they are a wonderful group of people who post reviews on children’s books both Indian and international that catch their fancy.

Here’s an excerpt from their review.

“Icky, Yucky, Mucky, as the name suggests, is truly one of the most disgusting books I’ve ever had the privilege of reading to my children. Goo, poo, snot and projectile rosogullas are just the tip of the iceberg. The book certainly does not let the title down…

…Author Natasha Sharma has her finger on the pulse of young readers and it is roll on the floor-and-laugh-out-loud and cringe-dramatically-at-each-page fun. In a world full of social messages and sermons, this is one for the kids’ side. It’s almost *gulp* anti-establishment. Yes, it is nice to find books that help you deal with bullies or the death of a pet but every once in a while they should be given a break in favour of out and out icky-ness.

Anitha Balachandran needs no introduction and outdoes herself in this one as she did in Mister Jeejeebhoy. Fine details, doe-eyed princesses, mustachioed maharajas, snarky little captions peeking out of places and splotches all over. Simply fantastic…”

Click here to read the full review.

 

The reviewer has her own blog too, The Mad Momma and features our Delhi reading schedule. Do visit her blog to read some brilliant writing, have yourself in stitches even as you grin wildly and nod your head in agreement.

A reminder for all ye in NCR, click on our schedule for details of author appearance with a dramatised reading in Delhi over April 6-7, 2012.