Edible Fake Blood
Halloween fake blood in a bowl

Edible Fake Blood

Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 300 ml
Halloween fake blood in a bowl
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Make your own realistic edible fake blood for Halloween. Give your spooky cakes that extra ghoulish touch. Makes a good dipping sauce for fingers too!

Halloween fake blood in a bowl

Edible Fake Blood

Make your own fake blood for Halloween
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Course: Ingredients
Difficulty: Very Easy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 300 ml
Author: Katy Gilhooly


  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 45 ml cherry juice or water
  • 250 g glucose syrup
  • 1 red food colouring gel
  • 1 blue food colouring gel
  • 1 yellow food colouring gel


  • Mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp cherry juice, then tip the mixture into a small pan with the glucose syrup and remaining cherry juice. Heat gently over a low heat, whisking well to combine, then remove from the heat.
  • Squeeze in a generous amount of the red food colouring gel and stir well, then add a very small drop each of the blue and yellow food colouring gels and stir again. You are aiming for a deep red-brown blood colour. Continue adding little drops of food colouring, stirring well between each addition, until you reach your desired colour. The edible fake blood will keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to three weeks. This recipe makes a thick, slow-running gel. If you want a thinner gel, simply stir in a little more cherry juice or water.
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