Edible Blood Recipe for Cake Decorating
I’ve been looking around and there’s a lot of US recipes but I noticed there wasn’t too many UK recipes so I thought I’d stick this one together for you.
I adore these cupcakes, they were originally created by Magnolia Bakery for the release of the series ‘Dexter’. They are great and incredibly gory for this years Halloween cakes! Whether you decide to recreate a similar design or just use the edible blood to add to your own gory Halloween cupcakes & cakes, we’ll leave that totally up to you.
Here’s a really easy edible blood recipe that will get you well on your way! This recipe is perfect for cake decorating and is 100% edible and safe to consume.
Edible Blood Recipe
- 4 tbsp of Glucose Syrup
- 2 tbsp of water
- 1 tbsp of icing sugar
- Sugarflair Christmas Red Food Colour
- Sugarflair Royal Blue Food Colour (a teeny bit)
Stir the glucose & water together, add the icing sugar and mix well, your consistency should be gorily gloopy! Finally, add the red food colour with the touch of blue until you reach the depth of colour you require for homemade edible blood.
Up the quantity dependant on how much you want to make… whether it’s a few gory splatters on some cupcakes or you plan on drenching an entire edible brain cake in it! For your red and blue food colouring we have recommended Sugarflair, this is highly concentrated food colour and rich in colour so a small amount will get you a long way. Add the majority red with a teeny bit of blue and add a little extra blue if you’re after a dark blood colour!
This is fantastic for cakes and cupcakes and 100% edible to consume but be warned not to use it on clothes that you love, red food colouring is notoriously difficult to get out so only use it on clothes if you don’t want that shirt for another occasion 😉
Any US recipes asking for corn syrup: if you are based in the UK you can just use Glucose Syrup instead, it’s the same thing!
You’ll probably also want to know how to create the edible glass so we are working on putting a blog together for that right now and we’ll be posting it up soon! Watch this space.
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If you liked this blog, you’re going to love our blog on 8 Fun Halloween Treats.