Fondant Recipe for Cakes - Homemade Veg Fondant without Glycerin,Marshmallow,Corn syrup

Fondant Recipe for Cakes - Homemade Veg Fondant without Glycerin,Marshmallow,Corn syrup:

Fondant Recipe for cakes - Homemade Veg Fondant Recipe without glycerin, marshmallow, corn syrup and glucose. A very simple fondant recipe which any one can make easily without any hassle. The homemade fondant made using this recipe will be having the flavor of milk powder dominantly as we are using milk powder as the main ingredient in this fondant recipe.


Before some years, people showed their creativity in icing. Nowadays fondants are becoming popular. People like customized cakes with fondants according to their interest and occasion.

I have thought that I would order a cake with fondant for my kid's birthday. But I have never done it due to my location. I am located far away from the main city where creative bakers are located mostly. I am sure that cakes with fondants are more expensive when bought outside. I had never thought that I would make fondants at home one day in my life and it happened on my beloved kid's birthday.


I seriously had no thoughts to make homemade fondant for my kid's birthday. It was completely accidental. I had planned for making an eggless chocolate cake and white icing cream for decorating. I had also marked to buy cherry in the shopping list and went for super market located inside my apartment. Cherries were not available on that day and I worried how to decorate the cake without cherries. Cherries used to be available all the time in that super market and it was a really shock to me. My hubby already told me that he would come late on that day and asked me to take care of everything.

Check pressure cooker cake recipes which I have already posted in this blog.


I was searching for other ways to decorate the birthday cake. Most of the websites suggested to use fondants. But all the fondant recipes were using one or more of the following ingredients - corn syrup, marshmallow, glycerin and glucose. I did not have any of those things in stock and I was sure that the super market would also not have. I kept searching for veg fondant recipe without corn syrup, glycerin, marshmallow and glucose. Most of the veg fondant recipes suggested to use agar agar for making fondant. I did not have that too. So, I have decided to quit the idea of making fondant and try something new.

I got ready to make eggless chocolate cake first and then to think about decorating. When I was taking the required ingredients from my grocery shelf, I found a milk powder pack which was lying unopened for a long time. As I had idea on how to make fondant by searching various fondant recipe for cakes, an idea suddenly came to my mind to make fondant with milk powder.

Are the ingredients of fondant really matter? Certainly, No. I immediately started making homemade fondant with milk powder. That is how I came up with this simple fondant recipe for cakes. This simple fondant cake is so flexible and stretchable. You can easily add color to the homemade fondant recipe. What else one would require to make elegant fondant for cakes?

Thanks for the super market which did not have cherries in stock. Otherwise I could not have tried to make homemade veg fondant for cakes.

Shelf life of Homemade Fondants made by this recipe is a minimum of 1 week. I have not tried storing the fondant dough longer that. You must need to keep it in an air tight container and store it in fridge for longer shelf life.

If you have condensed milk at hand. Then it is a no-cook fondant recipe for cakes.

Now let us see how to make simple homemade veg fondant without glycerin, corn syrup, marshmallow and glucose and glucose.

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Chocolate Glaze for Cake - Easy Chocolate Glaze Icing Recipe with Cocoa powder

Chocolate Glaze for Cake - Easy Chocolate Glaze Icing Recipe with Cocoa powder:

Homemade Chocolate Glaze Recipe - Chocolate Glaze is a must-known recipe for every chocolate lovers. It is a no cook chocolate glaze recipe if you have a melted butter in your hand. You can even try this even without melting butter(in room temperature). But melting butter makes it more tasty and gives a better glossy look to the chocolate glaze. This is from my personal experience.

Mothers who have kids should learn how to make this easy no cook chocolate glaze recipe so that they can easily be used on bread, cookies and cake to turn them so delicious and yummy in no minute. Just spread it on the toasted bread or cookies. You can spread it on your cake. It makes everything so delicious. It tastes so yummy and you also will crave to eat it as such.

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Ragi Murukku | Finger Millet Chakli Recipe - Ragi Flour Snacks | Ragi Dishes

Ragi Murukku | Finger Millet Chakli Recipe - Ragi Flour Snacks | Ragi Dishes:

A deep fried snack made with ragi flour and rice flour as main ingredients. It is one of the ragi dishes which will be liked by all the kids though some kids do not like ragi idli and ragi dosa

I have prepared Ragi murukku 3 times before. I felt that it has been a long time since I prepared deep fried snacks at home. I bought a pack of ragi flour last time when I went for shopping. Without second thought, I have decided to prepare ragi murukku for evening time snacks.

Ragi Murukku

Though it is a very good festival recipe, it is a perfect snacks box recipe too. My kid likes it very much. I have never packed ragi murukkuThough it is a very good festival recipe, it is a perfect snacks box recipe too. My kid likes it very much. I have never packed ragi murukku for my kid's snacks box. I mostly pack fruits or nuts. I prepared ragi murukku day before yesterday and I packed it for my kid's snacks box yesterday. I packed 3 mini murukku and 2 boost biscuits for safer side. To my surprise, 3 mini murukku were eaten and 2 boost biscuits were kept untouched by my son. Not only my kid liked it, my hubby also liked it very much. He just told that it tastes 'super' :-) What else would one need? I am super excited.

Ragi snack dish Murukku

I posted the picture of ragi murukku day before yesterday in Instagram. I have shared in facebook and twitter as well saying that the recipe would be posted the day after. Most of the friends liked it and mentioned that they are waiting me for the recipe. I am really sorry for not posting yesterday as I was help up with birthday cake preparation yesterday as today is my kid's birthday. I made eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker. I topped it up with chocolate glaze. I made cream cheese frosting for writing and cute fondants too for decorating. All the recipes will be lined up very soon. So, stay tuned. 

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Benefits of Lemon Juice for Face, Hair, Skin and Health

Lemon juice on Face, Skin, Hair and Health Benefits:

Mix lemon juice with water and drink it daily or apply it on your face, skin or hair externally. Lemon juice is beneficial in all ways for your face, skin, hair and health. If there is one natural thing which is cheaper and widely used in skin care, it is nothing but the lemon. Lemon is really good for skin, hair, face and health.

Whenever you make lemon juice for you and your family, make sure to reserve some lemon juice for your skin care to get the benefits of lemon on your face.

Taking Lemon juice both internally and externally has a lot of health benefits and uses for face, skin and hair.

One important thing to consider while using lemon juice for external application is you should not go out with lemon juice applied. When you go out with lemon juice and get exposed to sun light, a chemical reaction called phytophotodermatitis occurs, which creates negative side effects.

How to use Lemon Juice on Face and Skin?

1) Lemon juice to make clarifying moisturizer lotion for face:

You can make your own homemade clarifying moisturizer with lemon at your home without spending too much on the expensive clarifying moisturizers available in the market.

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Top 10 Uses and Health Benefits of Vasambu | Acorus calamus | Malabar Nut | Vasaka Medicinal Uses

VasambuVasambu is a popular natural and medicinal herb widely used for infants and babies for different problems. The plant is called as Sweet Flag in English. It is also known as 'Pillai Valarpan' or 'Pillai Marunthu' in Tamil Nadu as it helps mothers to raise their infants and babies without illness. It is also called Malabar Nut. Vasambu root has a lot of medicinal properties. Most of the households in Tamil Nadu who follow natural remedies will have vasambu in stock.

Names of Vasambu in different Indian Languages:

Sanskrit  - Vachha
Hindi - Vasaka
Tamil - Vasambu
English - Calamus
Telugu - Vasa
Kannada - Baje
Malayalam - Bavambu
Botanical - Acorus calamus
Other common Indian names - Vacha, Bach, Baje, Vayambu, Vasa, Agri-turki
Family Name - Aroideae, Araceae

How to use Vasambu?

There are different ways one can take vasambu internally. I have listed few of them below.

1. Crush Vasambu and boil it in water. Boil till the water is reduced to half quantity. Filter and drink the boiled water.
2. Dip Vasambu in water. Swipe it on a stone and use. For babies and infants, this is one of the best way to give.
3. Show Vasambu directly on flame till it is burnt and become black. Use a tong or pot holder to heat on direct flame. You can show on gas top or vilakku. Lit the vilakku using gingelly oil(nallennai in Tamil) or Castor Oil(Vilakku ennai). You can swipe it on a stone and use it. Or you can grind the burnt vasambu and store the powder in an air tight container. Some people coat the vasambu with castor oil(Vilakku ennai in Tamil) before showing it on fire.

You can mix vasambu with honey to consume it.

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Kovakkai Fry | Tindora Fry | Ivy Gourd Fry | Dondakaya Fry Poryial Recipe

Kovakkai Fry |Kovakkai Poriyal | Tindora Fry | Ivy Gourd Fry | Dondakaya Fry Recipe:

Kovakkai poriyal(in Tamil) recipe without coconut. This ivy gourd fry recipe takes time to cook but preparation time is less.

Tindora Fry

You can make kovakkai fry in 2 methods. One method is cooking kovakkai only in oil without adding water. It is tasty but needs more oil for cooking. Another method is adding less oil and sprinkling water little by little occasionally. Tindora fry made in this method is good, tasty and healthy. But you should not add more water at any time as it will turn the kovakkai fry more mushy and you will end up in getting kovakkai curry like recipe.

Kovakkai poriyal 

Kovakkai Health Benefits:

Kovakkai | Ivy Gourd | Tindora | Dondakaya has a lot of health benefits. It is very popular in Chennai but it is not very popular in South Tamil Nadu.  Kovakkai is good for diabetes, gonorrhea and constipation.

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Top 15 Uses of Alum for face, skin and health - Benefits of Alum Fitkari powder

Top 15 Uses of Alum for face, skin and health - Benefits of Alum Fitkari powder:

Alum, popular known as Fitkari, is a commonly used name of  chemical compound: the potassium double sulfate of aluminium. Alum is well known for water purification, after shave treatment and preventing evil influences. Alum powder is used in a wide range of applications from deodorants through to making pickles as it is capable of inhibiting bacterial growth. Alum powder is used in leather tanning, dyeing, baking powder and fireproof textiles.

Alum | Fitkari

Alum has a lot of medical and health benefits. But we need to make sure that only a pinch is used when taken internally. Also, it is recommended not to use alum externally on skin on daily basis. Larger intake of alum has negative side effects for the health. So it is very important to keep the alum stone and alum powder away from children.

Names of Alum in different Indian languages:

Most of you might be interesting to know what is alum in your regional language. Here you go.

Alum in Hindi - Fitkari | Phitkari.
Alum In Tamil - Patikaram or Padikaram.
Alum In Telugu - Patika.
Fitkari in Malayalam - Fatakadi or Phatakadi.
Fitkari In Kannada - Patika.
Fitkari In Gujarati - Phatakadi.

In Ayurveda Alum is called as Phitkari or Sourashtri.

1) Alum for Evil Eye and prevention of evil influences:

In Tamil Nadu, Alum stone(padikara kal) is one of the items used to prevent us from evil eye and evil influences. It is a long term belief and being followed by generations. People usually tie it using black rope and hang the alum stone outside the house to keep the evil influences away.

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Airtel 4G - Get ready for the truly fastest network ever

Have you watched the latest TVC for Airtel 4G? Airtel launched 4G nationally today with a television commercial. Check it out at an existing Airtel 3G user, I cannot wait to get my hands on the free 4G SIM. The speed looks awesome as per the TVC. It seems like it is the fastest network ever. I had a look at the brand new website has all the information about the product.

Airtel 4G challenge:

The all new Airtel 4G challenge is open to all of us. If we will be able to prove that some other network is faster than Airtel 4G, they will pay our mobile bills for life :-) This is the Airtel 4G challenge. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could win? Sadly, it seems impossible.  I am just wondering if any other network can beat the speed of Airtel 4G so that I could win Airtel 4G challenge.

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Eggless Cupcakes Recipe | Eggless Chocolate Cupcake Recipe | Egg free Cupcakes in Cooker

Eggless Cupcakes Recipe | Eggless Chocolate Cupcake Recipe | Egg free Cupcakes in Cooker:

Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes - A recent addition to my pressure cooker baking list. To be more specific, I have made these eggless chocolate cupcakes in my pressure cooker without oven. You can follow the same recipe and bake in your oven.

Eggless cupcakes 

I made my first frosting when I tried these egg free chocolate cupcakes. I was very happy with the results. There may be many of you who wants to make cupcakes in cooker for so many reasons. It is an awesome feeling to see the cupcakes beautifully rising in your cooker. Are they not better than bakery ones especially for your kids?

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