With Halloween just around the corner, you might be thinking of incorporating fake blood into your ghoulish goodies. Here is a simple recipe using ingredients already found in your kitchen, but be warned, this blood may be fake but it will stain!

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Decorator’s Fake Blood

1 cup light corn syrup

gel food coloring, red

gel food coloring, blue

1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

2 to 4 tablespoons cornstarch, optional


ADD red gel coloring a few drops at a time to corn syrup in a small stain-proof bowl.

STIR in chocolate syrup to achieve a deep dark red color.

IF desired, add a single drop of blue so blood isn’t too pink.

SPLATTER or drip onto cake or other spooky goodies.

THICKER blood can be achieved by mixing in cornstarch.






caferock05 Says... 2013-10-08 17:48:04

Looks great!

craftycroissant Says... 2013-10-09 06:50:46

Yum! Can't wait to try it!

cocoasupply Says... 2013-10-09 19:41:38


any idea if I can substitute the red color with beet juice? Or anything natural?

annekehil Says... 2015-10-26 22:23:03

Great recipe!

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