Realistic Edible Fake Blood: My Tweaked Recipe

FakeBloodFakeOwYou can buy fake blood, but it usually isn’t edible. For a character cosplay I’ve been working on for conventions, I wanted a sophisticated, dapper, vampire-about-town…walking about with a wine glass filled with his preferred drink of choice. To look good up close, you need something dark red but not fake looking, thick and sticky like it’s just starting to clot, and believably cloudy. And hey, shouldn’t it be delicious?

Starting with three recipes I pulled from online, none of them gave me exactly the effect I was looking for. The chocolate-flavored ones seem to yield the best consistency (and taste), where one drop will hang on to the end of your finger forever, shiny and full of life.

Realistic Edible Fake Blood, Dark

  • Yield: 1/2 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1-1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 15 drops red gel food coloring
  • 1 drop blue gel food coloring

Instructions:

  1. In a glass mixing bowl, add the 1/2 cup light corn syrup.
  2. Add the 15 gel drops of red and 1 of blue (do NOT use too much blue). Mix until blended; looking good already!
  3. A little at a time, add in equal amounts of cocoa powder and corn starch. These provide consistency, cloudiness, and flavor. Allow time to mix these in; the longer you stir, the better it looks up close. Watch for clumps and crush them in!
  4. Pour into a sealed container and store in fridge until needed.

Notes: I tried using regular pancake syrup as a base and chocolate syrup instead of powder, but the cloudiness doesn’t look as good. The color is only slightly off in artificial lighting but great in sunlight; that may be due to the brand of food coloring I’m using. I’ll try a few different ones in the future to see if it makes a difference.

LichheadTransparent

Guest Appearance: Comicpalooza 2015, May 22-25

I’ll be running a few panels (and running around in general) at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas at Comicpalooza 2015, May 22-25. Panels, cosplay, roleplaying, celebrities, and all that kind of stuff. Plan to come on out and say “Howdy!”

Comicpalooza2015Guest

LichheadTransparent

The Matriarch: Changeling by Kevin A. Ranson – Coming Soon!

ChangelingRightfaceebookcover2015
A vampire must be invited in to do harm.

“Wary of a future misunderstanding, Janiss Connelly pays a surprise visit to an immortal residing in the state capital of West Virginia. The Charleston vampire isn’t amused, a slight that puts the residents and staff of Cedarcrest Sanctum at risk when their administrator goes missing.

“Forced to endure a nightmare scenario, Janiss must embrace the potential she has both envied and feared – even if she has to make a deal with the Devil to do it.”

Publishing soon!

Learn more about The Matriarch at CedarcrestSanctum.com.

LichheadTransparent

The Great Vampire Dispute ~ Kevin A. Ranson’s Vamps

Kevin A. Ranson:

The Great Vampire Dispute, Part #13

Originally posted on Emz Newz:

And now, for the last post in this series, vampire author, Kevin A. Ranson. Kevin’s series is called The Matriarch and like many of us, he is a fan of Anne Rice’s work.

Let’s find out more about Kevin’s vamps.

KEVIN’S VAMPS

  • Author name: Kevin A. RansonKevin20131228small
  • What is the title of your series?The Matriarch
  • How many books are currently for sale or listen? Two
  • How many total in the series to date? Four
  • What are the books about? “Every October, the freshmen at Glenville State College are told stories about Sis Linn, the local ghost who haunts Clark Hall and the graveyard where she’s buried. Murdered in 1919, she was beaten beyond recognition, the target of a brutal killer who was never caught. Present-day student Janiss Connelly is about to find out that the stories are wrong – and that there are greater things to fear in life…

View original 568 more words