Our Mini Family: A Treat Fit for a ‘Freak’: "American Horror Story’s" Dot & Bette Cupcake


Oct 27, 2014

A Treat Fit for a ‘Freak’: "American Horror Story’s" Dot & Bette Cupcake

Hi friends!

There's something you need to know about Adam and I: we LOVE horror! We first started watching this show, American Horror Story, last year and we've been hooked ever since. Heck, we even went as two of the characters from the first season for Halloween last year (Tate and Moira). 

This season, "Freakshow," is probably the coolest freaking thing EVER! And our favorite characters this year are Dot and Bette Tattler--the conjoined twins!

I've been so inspired by them and Sarah Paulson (the actress who is just utterly killing this role and definitely going to get an Emmy for this).

For Sarah, for the cast of AHS, for all the fans:

My Dot & Bette Inspired Cupcakes:



Get the directions below:



We used a silicone mold and white chocolate melts to get our conjoined twins cupcake topper. We also wanted to use a cupcake wrapper that was perfect to represent the AHS "Freakshow" franchise!

Want to buy the conjoined twins silicone mold? You can buy it here
And don't forget these carnival tent cupcake wrappers too over here

And you're probably wondering how we got 2 cupcake flavors in one, right?


These cupcakes dividers are seriously awesome, y'all! 


Cupcake Directions:
Dot's "Dark & Sweet" Chocolate Chip Cupcake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa 
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Baking Chips 
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, very soft but not melted
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (no flavors)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup room temperature water


Bette's "Classic with a Twist" Caramel and Pecan Cupcake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup room warmed water
4 large egg whites
2 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup bleached cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup caramel melts

Baking Directions:

1. Prepare your batters in 4 separate, large mixing bowls.
2. As with other cake prep: mix your dry ingredients together first, and then your wet ingredients in another bowl. Once all ingredients are mixed, add the dry into the wet slowly and continue to whisk as you add your dry ingredients to your wet.
3. Repeat this process for your other cupcake batter. 
4. Lay cupcake wrappers into baking tin. 
5. Using your cupcake divider, pour your batter into each side and fill about 1/2 way up. 
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
7. Remove from oven and let cool.
8. Apply your favorite frosting (optional).
9. Use about 10 drops of red food coloring to vanilla (white) frosting achieve above color.
10. Serve & enjoy!

Conjoined Twins Topper Directions:
1. Clean your silicone mold with warm water and a bit of soap.
2. Ensure all soap residue is gone from mold and let it air dry.
3. Melt a small handful of white chocolate melts in the microwave for 1 minute (no more).
4. Mix your white chocolate with a fork until it's smooth.
5. Pour the melted chocolate slowly into the silicone mold.
6. Once mold is filled to your liking, set in the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until hardened. 
7. Remove from freezer and set upside down on a plate.
8. Gently tap the backing of the mold with a spoon to loosen it.
9. Gently separate the mold from the topper and remove from silicone. 
10. Using a knife, touch up the edges to your liking.





We hope you enjoyed our cupcakes!
 Let us know in a comment below!



46 comments :

  1. That is so cool! My hubby and I are obsessed with that show!!

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    1. Yaassss!! We are too!! Oh my gosh we cannot wait for part 2 of the Halloween episode!

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  2. I'm a horror fan, too. But American Horror Story is way too creepy for me. (The Walking Dead is more my speed.) Even so I love your creativity. These cupcakes are GENIUS!

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    1. Yeah some seasons are definitely a lot scarier than others (like Asylum was way scarier than Coven), so I hear you! My hubby loves The Walking Dead, too! But I love that you stopped by--thanks for your kind words!!

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  3. These look delicious, and the little paddle to separate the batters is so cool!

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    1. Most definitely--love that cupcake divider so much!

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  4. That's so cool. I didn't know that it was so easy to separate colors. This would be good for my son that can't decide which flavor he wants! Super cute American Horror Story cupcake too. I love it!

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    1. Oh most definitely--it's not even colors though but actually just the entire flavor! It's a really neat experience to take a bit into a cupcake and taste 2 different types of cake at once! So yummy!

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  5. I love the caramel and pecan combination. These look just so delicious!

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  6. That show freaks me out! And conjoined twins on this show especially - I'm a twin mama!

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    1. Haha I bet as a twin mama it DOES freak you out! But yeah, Dot and Bette are super cool! Makes for really enthralling TV!

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  7. That looks awesome! American Horror story is one of my favorite shows.

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    1. Nice Ben!! I had no idea you liked the show, too! That is awesome!

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  8. These are amazing. I LOVE the idea of having two different flavors in one cupcake. My kids would flip for that!

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    1. YES! I think anyone would flip who's never tried it like that--you should try it at home!

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  9. These are so cool!!! You have some talent!

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Dawn! That is so sweet of you!

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  10. Beautiful cupcakes! I love the half and half design and am an American Horror Story fan so this is just so neat!

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  11. That is very clever! What a unique idea and the cupcakes look great!

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  12. Oh my goodness, you know the way straight to my heart. How fun are these, I am crushing on those cupcake dividers big time!

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    1. <3 haha I always crush over YOUR cupcakes, lady! You are a genius! Super huge compliment coming from you--love your blog! xo

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  13. These would be so fun to serve at a party. I love how different they are. I will have to try and make them.

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    1. Oh most definitely! And if you baked them less creepy and AHS-inspired, it would be cool for a wedding if you and your spouse couldn't decide on a flavor of cake lol

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  14. OMG! I love these! They are AWESOME!!! YUM!

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  15. That is such a cool design. I love how you divided it up!

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  16. Oh cool! I didn't know they made cupcake dividers like that. The kids would love to make cupcakes with it.

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    1. Yeah seriously this invention is genius! I think everyone who bakes needs one now!

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  17. These are AWESOME!! You are so creative. I may have to make these this week for our AHS viewing party.

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    1. OH EM GEE! If you do make these for your AHS viewing party--can you please share the pics with me? I would die! That would be so cool. More importantly, I need your address so I can join you for the AHS party hehe ;-)

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    1. Aww thanks, lady! That means a lot! :-D

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  19. These are super creepy! I am loving AHS this season too!!

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    1. Yes!!! Twisty the Clown is legitimately freaking me out--I have had night terrors that he was in our house haha :-/

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  20. How yummy! I love the tip on how to make 2 flavors at once in ONE cupcake :) Thanks!

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    1. Cool--definitely a good tip to keep in your "baker's tool belt" hehe

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  21. Those are so neat. I want to skip dinner and go straight to dessert now. Those cupcakes are freaky, but sweet.

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    1. Awesome! Glad you like them, Tiffany!

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  22. This is ingenious! I love what you did with the cupcakes. Brilliant. I love this show too

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