How to Make Edible Fake Blood

Making Edible Blood is easier than you think. I’ll show you how to make Edible Fake Blood and you can drizzle it on cupcakes, cakes, donuts,…you name it! 

Edible Blood - drizzle it on cupcakes, cakes, donuts, name it!

I know, I know. Do you really need a recipe for Edible Fake Blood? Unless you want to drizzle ketchup on your cupcakes, then yes! I host Halloween Bunko at my house every year and every year I’m stressed out about what to make.

I hate Halloween food that looks good and tastes…meh. If we’re going to sacrifice taste for looks, count me out. Last year when I hosted I realized, hey – if you drizzle edible blood on whatever amazing thing you already make, it looks Halloween-y! Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes - moist red velvet cheesecake with an Oreo crust. Topped with cream cheese for the ultimate indulgence. Add some edible blood for a dramatic Halloween dessert. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comWhich is why I made these mini red velvet cheesecakes and just drizzled some edible blood on top. I made it on the thick side so that it would last the whole night of Bunko without ending up in a puddle on the plate.

Basically all it is is corn syrup, red food coloring, a tiny drop of blue food coloring to give it some authentic color, and cornstarch to thicken it up and make it not see through.Edible Blood - drizzle it on cupcakes, cakes, donuts, name it! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThen start drizzling on donuts…
Edible Blood - drizzle it on cupcakes, cakes, donuts, name it!

cheesecakes…and whatever delicious treat you already love!


How to Make Edible Blood
  • corn syrup
  • 4 parts red food coloring
  • 1 part blue food coloring
  • cornstarch
  1. In a small bowl add cornsyrup. Add food coloring, adjusting and multiplying to desired saturation. Add cornstarch a little at a time until desired thickness is reached. Drizzle on food for a creepy effect!
Edible Blood - drizzle it on cupcakes, cakes, donuts, name it!

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  1. Red food coloring and blood food coloring?! Hahaha! Must have been a Freudian slip! Looks deliciously creepy 🙂

  2. I agree that you don’t want to sacrifice looks for taste. What’s the point of making something if it’s not going to be worth the time to actually make it in the end? You could also do something similar with green food coloring if you wanted to make slime or something else related to halloween.

    John Munro

  3. You are so creative!

  4. This is creative! Awesome Halloween treat idea!

  5. So creative! Perfect for Halloween!

  6. I’m pretty sure they make black food coloring. Things just got darker…

  7. How long does it keep? How far in advance can it be made? Amy separation if done in advance?

  8. Clear corn syrup?

  9. Sophia carter says:

    Does it taste bad?

  10. How much of each? Tsp? Tbsp? Cups? Cornstarch?

  11. How much corn syrup and corn starch?

  12. If I make this ahead of time should I keep it in the fridge?

  13. How much corn syrup? How much corn starch?