Maharaja Moochh cupcakes!

Maharaja Moochh cupcakes!

Look what I rediscovered as I was browsing through the Icky, Yucky, Mucky blog that was started when my first book released! Wonderful (if I may say so myself) Maharaja Moochh cupcakes that I had created back then. Inspired at the time by Maharaja Icky, they fit the role of Vandana Bist’s portrayal of Akbar in Akbar and the Tricky Traitor rather well! In fact, since many of our maharaja’s had moustaches of all forms, moochh cupcakes can quite easily work for the entire History-Mystery series! As you scroll down to take a look, for those who are cooking and baking inclined, here is a idea for your next food creation. In Mauryan times, brightly coloured beards were a fashion statement amongst men. How about trying out a cupcake-la-beard? Please share photographs if you do try. Take a look at Akbar’s and Maharaja Icky’s moustaches on the book covers. Aren’t they wonderfully full and perfectly curled? The boys were thrilled to munch away on the Maharaja’s moustaches. Back then, the girls decided to do a messier version of fairy cupcakes till we could get around to a nibbly Maharani cupcake. A closer look revealed that those crescent things on top could well be Maharani Yucky’s nibbled off nails instead of fairy wings! Share...

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Hi everyone, This is my first post on my blog…though I have been blogging rather religiously on my Icky, Yucky, Mucky book blog. 2012 has been exciting to say the least with the release of my first two books for young children – Icky, Yucky, Mucky (Young Zubaan) and Kaka and Munni (Pratham Books). This blog is a space where I look forward to sharing my experiences in the wonderful world of children’s literature. For parents and teachers, you can find out more about my published books, follow new releases of books written or illustrated by me, and get to know my reading schedule for children. I also plan to add links to children’s book reviews, reading programs and to other resources for children’s literature, whenever I come across something wonderful. I’ve discovered gems of books for my own children and I hope that it will help you discover and decide what your own children would like to read. For aspiring writers in India for children’s books, I will, not too far in the future, share my experiences and thoughts on how I went about getting published. Every persons journey is unique but I do hope that some of my experiences will give you ideas on what could help you find your way forward. And for the most important group, all you lovely children wide-eyed in wonder, heads buzzing with endless possibilities, the section on my books would be an interesting space to browse through with your parents. You can view book trailers, find links to other fun blogs, discover ideas for activities around my books and so much more. Stay...