Jellicles can and Jellicles do, Jellicle songs for JELLOcle cats?
The following post contains affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you we can make a tiny bit of money to help support this blog. Thank you!
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats is the opening number of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Cats. It first opened on the West End in 1981 and on Broadway in 1982. It won eight Tony awards in 1983, including best musical, best score, and best actress. Cats is currently the fourth longest running musical in West End’s history, and the fourth longest musical in Broadway’s history.
The musical was based on T. S. Eliot’s book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and Jellicle Cats, (or the Jellicles), were mentioned in that original book. The song Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats describes the purpose of the tribe as a general introduction.
Are you mean like a lynx? Are you lean like a lynx?
Are you keen to be seen when you’re smelling a rat?
Were you there when the pharaohs commissioned the Sphinx?
If you were and you are, you’re a Jellicle cat
These musical theatre snacks are a play on words with Jellicle/Jellocle – and are so easy to make! All you need is three ingredients and a candy mold: Jello powder in any flavor (both regular and sugar free Jello will work), unflavored gelatine powder and cold water. Note: Quick-setting Jello or products that set with carrageenan may not work so well.
Add all three ingredients to a small saucepan, stir well, and cook over a low heat. It will start off as a thick paste but as the gelatine melts it will become more liquid. Cook until all the granules have dissolved – it only takes 2-3 minutes.
Use a jug or spoon to carefully pour the mixture into a cat-shaped silicone mold.
Place the filled mold on something firm like a small chopping board (to stop the mold twisting). Let the jello cool then place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes until set. The candies will just pop out of the mold!
Try making these candies in different flavors to wow and impress your Cats-loving friends!
- 3 oz packet of Jello (or 0.3oz packet of sugar free Jello) - any flavor
- 1 envelope unflavored powdered gelatin (1 envelope = 0.25 oz/7.4g)
- ⅓ cup cold water
- Add all three ingredients to a small saucepan, stir well, and cook over a low heat.
- Cook until all the granules have dissolved - approx 2-3 minutes.
- Use a jug, squeeze bottle or a spoon to carefully pour the mixture into a cat-shaped silicone mold.
- Place the filled mold on something firm like a small chopping board (to stop the mold twisting). Let the jello cool then place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes until set.