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Edible Fake “Blood” Recipe

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Get ready to take your cake decorating skills to the next level with this super-exciting edible fake blood recipe! 🩸🍰 From bloody Halloween masterpieces to spooky vampire-themed treats, your creations will send chills down everyone’s spine. Stay tuned to find out the secret behind this gory deliciousness! 💀💉 #CakeDecorating #EdibleFakeBlood #SpookyTreats

This recipe uses light corn syrup, which comes in handy for many recipes! My favorite brand is Karo.  Here’s a link to snag your own supply, including a handy measuring spoon:  Karo Brand Light Corn Syrup with Spoon

You may also want to grab a larger container of red gel food coloring, since this recipe needs a generous amount to achieve the best “bloody” color!  Here’s a link to my favorite brand:  AmeriColor Red Gel Food Coloring

Edible Fake Blood

Calling all bakers with a taste for the eerie! 🧙‍♀️🩸 This edible fake blood recipe will give your cakes and sweet treats a chillingly realistic touch. 🎃💉 Whether you're planning a haunted house-themed party or simply want to amaze your friends, our recipe is sure to bring your creations to life, or should we say... death! 😈 #HalloweenBaking #EdibleBlood #SweetTerrors
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 tbsp Water cold
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • ½ tbsp Red Food Coloring gel
  • 1 drop Blue Blue Food Coloring liquid


  • In a small bowl, stir the cold water and corn starch together until fully incorporated.
  • Place corn starch mixture and light corn syrup into a small saucepan and heat on low until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Add the food coloring to the cooling mixture until you have the desired color of fake blood and it's ready to drizzle onto all of your creepy cakes & treats!
  • Keep in a sealed jar for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. If "blood" is too thick, simply thin it with a bit of water or cherry juice.


Keyword blood red syrup, edible fake blood
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–Nicole Bendig-Lamb

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