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« on: October 30, 2011 07:10:25 AM »

I was looking at fake blood today and it's expensive, not made from natural ingredients and I didn't want my child accidentally ingesting it or even touching it. not to mention that I'm highly allergic to the colouring they use in it and would have had some very convincing wounds by the end of the night!!

so I had a think and using some info from a stage makeup show I once saw, I made some!

take: cheap golden syrup, I prefered to use the cheap stuff as it's already slightly browner than the better quality syrup and also this way I could say to my hubby "but the whole thing only cost me 1.40ish"
the colouring is actually beetroot extract. Asda (WalMart UK) only use natural colourings in their own brand stuff which is great for me. this way it's washable, natural, edible etc
the gravy browning... now, I can't think of a substitute you could use for this. I suppose it'd look ok without it, but it adds a bit more realistic colour to the whole bowl.

ok so mix 2tbsp syrup to 2tsp colouring and 1/2 tsp gravy browning, stir well and use for whatever!!

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011 07:33:42 AM »

This is really cool! I also know a recipe with beat root powder, a little dish soap, and water that works really nicely- it also washes out of your clothes, is not poisonous if ingested, and it isn't sticky.


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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011 09:15:58 AM »

the stickiness was the only bit that's annoying me, thanks!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012 01:09:47 PM »

this is great, I never would have thought of sourcing natural coloring (for the red)

the fake blood I make uses cocoa....so I would say trade that gravy browning for the cocoa and you're golden (er...red? whatever)

super bonus is your blood now tastes DELICIOUS. course, that could also be a downside as you might keep licking it if you put it around the mouth....haha!
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014 02:27:33 AM »

I saw some great cupcakes that feature home-made edible blood.  Here's one recipe, there are lots if you google.

Martha Stewart's version uses strained cherry preserves for the blood.  Yum!

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