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Edible Fake Blood Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3-5 drops red gel food color
  • 1-2 drops purple gel food color
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons water


  • Whisk together the cocoa powder and cornstarch.
  • Whisk in the water, followed by the red gel, purple gel, and corn syrup.
  • Add any more color if necessary.
    To make it thicker, add a little bit of cornstarch or cocoa powder.
    To make it more opaque, add more cornstarch.
    Too thick, add a little bit of water.
  • The fake edible blood should be smooth in texture and have the viscosity of maple syrup, chocolate for a drip cake.
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