Vampire Themed Blood Rimmed Cocktail Glasses

Whether decorating glasses for adults to drink cocktails from or for children to have their juice in, these blood rimmed candy drip cocktail glasses will both impress everyone and look amazing!

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The candy blood is very simple to make (and ever so delicious). The following is a recipe for how to make the blood candy and how to apply it your glasses to achieve such a great effect:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. Red food coloring (liquid, not gel

Directions:

1. After adding the sugar, syrup and water into a pan wide enough to fit the drinking rim of your glasses, place the pan on a medium to high heat and cook the mixture without stirring it until it reaches a temperature of around 150oC

2. Add the liquid red food colouring – about 15-20 drops depending upon how dark you wish for it to be.

3. Turn the heat down to low and whilst the mixture is still hot, dip the top of your cocktail glasses into the liquid candy (as deeply as you would like the candy rime to go) and then whilst using an oven mitt to avoid burning turn the glass the correct way up and place on top of greaseproof parchment paper to dry. The thick consistency of the liquid whilst it is drying will allow it to drip down the glass creating a blood like effect.

*Please Note* – The type of glasses that you use can be affected by the liquid candy, for example cocktail glasses made of glass will be OK however cocktail glasses that are made of plastic may melt slightly under the heat of the heated liquid candy.

Vampire Blood Type Welcoming Drinks

When throwing a party, one always like to have a selection of welcoming drinks ready for when each of the guests arrive. So for this Halloween why not make these amazing vampire themed blood type cocktails.

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These party favours are a doddle to make and look amazing, you can either create your own labels on the computer or visit the Hostess with the Mostess Blog at http://blog.hwtm.com/2009/03/hey-twilight-lovers-drink-up-printable-vampire-bottle-labels/ where she has designed and created the labels above which you can download and print out yourself.

Once you have your bottles made and labels attached, all you need to do is to fill them with your favourite red cocktail. Our favourite here in the FancyCrafting office – http://www.fancycrafting.co.uk – and one of the most simple to make red cocktail has to be the Cosmopolitan, here is the recipe should you wish to go down the Cosmo route too:

Cosmopolitan:

Ingredients:

The following ingredients will yield about 4 servings:

  1. 8 ounces (1 cup) Vodka
  2. 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Triple Sec
  3. 3 ounces (1/3 cup) Cranberry Juice
  4. 1 to 2 ounces (2 tablespoons to 4 tablespoons) fresh Lime Juice
  5. 4 x 2 inch Orange Peels/Twists

Method:

  1. Using a large pitcher add the measures of Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice and Fresh Lime juice and then stir.
  2. Once stirred place in the refrigerator until cool.
  3. Once ready to serve pour them into your pre-made vampire blood type bottles.

 

Halloween is Nigh!

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It’s that time of the year – our favourite here in the FancyCrafting office if we’re honest – where its time to apply the fake vampire teeth, cover yourself in fake blood, ghoulish special effects make up and get dressed up as your favourite horrifying character because it’s Halloween!

Our New and extensive Halloween range features up to 3,000 fancy dress outfits, accessories, make-up sets and props. We cater for children, teens and adults alike and offer many different themes and licensed costumes from Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves to Kill Bill, Saw and Friday the 13th. Take a look at our extensive range here – http://www.fancycrafting.co.uk

With just under three weeks to go until Hallows Eve arrives we are going to count down the days on here with daily freebies, tutorials, costume and party ideas.

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