Happy Meals

by Becki D on May 17, 2011

This weekend I got to enjoy a couple of special meals.  Saturday night my Mom’s Dressage Club honored her in a very special way.  They created an award in her name, and they presented it for the first time this weekend.  My brother and his family, as well as my Dad and I all went to watch the presentation and the club allowed me to speak a few words about Mom and present the award.  It was a really special event for all of us, as dressage and the dressage club had a huge piece of Mom’s heart.  Many of the ladies there have known me almost my entire life, so in a way it was like having a reunion with all of my barn Moms. 🙂

Oh, and they also let us in on their shrimp boil, which was deeelicious.  Thanks, ladies!

Then Sunday was my church’s anniversary picnic and fish fry.  Talk about tons of amazing food – church ladies (and gentlemen!) know how to COOK.  So of course I have to bring my best baking skillz to the table!

When I stumbled across Bakerella’s Fast Food Fun post last year, I knew this was something I wanted to do for the church.  I just wasn’t sure when or how.  Until the fish fry rolled around, and then I knew my faux fast-food time had finally arrived – hooray!  I followed Bakerella’s directions to basically to the letter, only I made my own design for the french fry bags and I doubled the recipe.  I used two boxes of yellow cake mix for 48 “buns” and it actually took three boxes of brownie mix to get enough “burgers” as each 13×9 pan gave me 15 pretend patties.  I used two cans of frosting, which was juuust enough.  This whole project makes an awesome presentation, and is fairly simple to do…it’s just super time consuming.  I printed and cut out the boxes and fry bags over the course of the week prior to the picnic and then made the cookie “fries” one day, and the cupcakes and brownies on another.  The result?  Mondo cuteness:

Yep, everyone got their own sweet little happy meal.

You have to admit, it is impossible to look at these little cuties and NOT smile.  So adorable!  So YUMMY!  Thanks for giving me another awesome way to play with my food, Bakerella!



{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Brooke May 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

What in the world!!! You made 48 of those?!?! I envision someone helped you but watch you come back and say “I did it all by my lonesome!’ You are too much, girly!


Becki D May 17, 2011 at 11:44 pm

You know I did it all by my lonesome!
Well, Dave did help stir food coloring into the frosting, and “peel” all the cupcake wrappers off.


stephanie May 19, 2011 at 11:30 am



Paula May 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

How absolutely lovely of the Dressage Club honouring your Mom in the manner that they did. I can only imagine how deeply touched and proud your entire family is.

You my dear, are totally awesome for having done all of these wonderful *meals* for your Church. Super job!


Candy June 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

How adorable is that!!!! I am IN LOVE with how cute those little happy meals are. I found you on blog frog and am now following you. 🙂 come over to my blog and say hi. 🙂


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