Brown Paper Bag Pistachio Cupcakes

The day has come. My oldest crossed the invisible bridge from child to teen. Thirteen. I rarely say that word. I ELIMINATED it in my mom vocab. Until today.

What this means?

Our relationship changes. Different and new. I prefer the word revolution. We are in the beginning of a relationship revolution. I have to learn my new boundaries. I have to be ok with being invisible at times yet walking the visible line of parenting. I have to be ok with our new topics that we will broach. I have to be ok to look up at him when we speak.

I have to be ok that he packed away all his Legos. I have to be ok that he doesn’t battle with light sabers through the house anymore. I have to be ok that he snubs cartoons. I have to be ok that he can walk to the bus stop by himself. I have to be ok that he wears men size shoes. I have to be ok that I no longer can send classroom birthday treats to school.

I have to be ok if he decides to eat it inside of the brown paper bag.

Brown Paper Bag Pistachio Cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 box moist yellow cake mix (I prefer Duncan Hines)
1 box pistachio pudding mix
4 eggs
½ cup oil
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cinnamon & sugar mixture

Directions:
Mix the top five ingredients together with mixer. Layer each cupcake liner with ¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture, ¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18-25 minutes. Ovens vary so watch them closely and use the toothpick test to check for doneness.

Cool.

Break apart two cupcakes, reserving a cupcake top, and place the pieces in a 16oz cup. Top with the cupcake top. Package and embellish. Don’t forget to include a fork.

Brown paper bag optional.

Brown Paper Bag Pistachio Bread:
Follow the above directions. Grease & flour two loaf pans. Layer each loaf pan with ¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture, ¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Cool. Slice. Freezes well.

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Comments

  1. This is such a cute idea and I bet these taste great too. Loved your post.

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