How to make realistic blood the easy way – Edible blood for Cake Decoration.

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Today I am going to share with you all the most amazing and realistic blood base out there. I don’t know about you but I definitely DON’T cringe at the sight of blood!


I even managed to trick my husband with this recipe.

You can add this to scars, guts, open wounds or even leaking out of eyes, glorious!!

So let’s get you started on your path to gore mwhahaha……..

What you will need

  • Karo Corn Syrup.
  • Wilton No Taste red.
  • Wilton Burgundy.
  • Wilton Copper.
  • Instant Coffee Granules.

Step 1

Pour your desired amount into a cup. This recipe will keep so you can mix up a bigger batch to use for later.

Step 2

I start my colour mixing with the Wilton no taste red. This will make a bright red, often too bright for a convincing blood.

Step 3

This is where YOU decide on the best colour. I will give you suggestions, it all depends on the effect you want to create. Old blood is a brownish colour whereas fresh blood is a bright red. I played around with adding burgundy and copper here to reach the desired colour.

Step 4

Here is the SECRET to making this blood amazing!! Take your coffee granules and mix them into your blood mix, the texture and colour similate blood perfectly!!

Step 5

Go crazy and add to your art!! This recipe is awesome because it will dry to a point where it is sealed so you have a nice glossy, wet-looking blood without the risk of smudging it if you accidentally bump or touch it.

I truly hope you all enjoy making this realistic blood. 

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