SandiKB Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 1:41pm
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Hi
I'm making a vampire baby shower cake this weekend, don't ask, lol, it's going to be a belly cake w/a bite on the belly and blood dripping out, the cake will be covered in fondant, what can I use for the blood so as not to ruin the fondant? I won't put the blood on until right before the shower, but I don't want the fondant to get ruined during the shower. Any ideas? Thanks!
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bashini Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 3:41pm
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Hi, red royal icing?

ttehan4 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 3:58pm
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Red and a little blue or purple piping gel. It will look red and shiny like blood.

SJ169 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 4:00pm
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I agree with ttehan4 red piping gel looks really good. I did a skull and rose cake and i used red piping gel (if you look in my pics you will see what it will look like)

Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 4:04pm
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Piping gel will look great and realistic and it won't ruin the fondant unles it is left for a day or so.

cownsj Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 4:25pm
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In addition to piping gel, you might want to use corn syrup with red color in it.

Doug Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 10:37pm
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traditional edible stage blood:

clear corn syrup
red & blue food coloring -- mostly red toned w/ a drop or two of blue to get more realistic color
cornstarch -- too make it more opaque like real blood.


(some substitute honey for the corn syrup -- thicker)

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by Doug

traditional edible stage blood:

clear corn syrup
red & blue food coloring -- mostly red toned w/ a drop or two of blue to get more realistic color
cornstarch -- too make it more opaque like real blood.


(some substitute honey for the corn syrup -- thicker)




I don't know why, but you knowing how to do this ... scares me just a little. icon_surprised.gif

Doug Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 11:00pm
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Originally Posted by CutiePieCakes-Ontario

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Originally Posted by Doug

traditional edible stage blood:

clear corn syrup
red & blue food coloring -- mostly red toned w/ a drop or two of blue to get more realistic color
cornstarch -- too make it more opaque like real blood.


(some substitute honey for the corn syrup -- thicker)



I don't know why, but you knowing how to do this ... scares me just a little. icon_surprised.gif




i teach theatre!

so I better know how.

(ooohhh and the make-up unit is right at halloween -- lots of blood and gore and guts!)

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ONE MORE NOTE on recipe

can flavor it with extracts to make it more palatable

Ursula40 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 1:33am

You can mix a bit of corn syrup into red bc icing, that would give you the opaqueness as well, the cornsyrup makes it shiny, only difficulty is to get the icing into the right hue

SandiKB Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 11:09am

Thanks!!! I'm going to mix up the corn syrup and coloring and see what that looks like, if I can't get that to work, then I'll run up to walmart and get some piping gel, thanks a bunch!!! icon_smile.gif

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