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I’m Lovin’ It – Sweet SugarBelle & Cooking Connections

I have someone I’ve been meaning to share for I’m Lovin’ It for months now.

Do you know Callye? aka Sweet SugarBelle

Be prepared to be blown away!

Callye  is one VERY talented lady (not to mention super duper sweet!) ! Her attention to detail is stunning!  She can make a cookie look like a work of art!

Dr Seuss cookiesyes those are REALLY Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat COOKIES

Lephrechan cookiesLots of  Leprechaun cookies

Callye not only shares pictures of her finished cookies……..but some of her tips and tricks.  Many of these Leprechaun cookies were used with modified cookie cutters,  like a snowman, ice cream cone, and  cupcake cookie cutters.

Cookie decorating mess

Don’t be jealous…..this is how Callye spends some of her weekends- elbow deep in dirty icing bottles. Which by the way, is the most DREADFUL part of cookie decorating!


Care to guess how many cookie cutters she has?……….she stopped counting at 900! hehe

That’s right………..Sock Monkey Cookies

It’s too hard to choose a favorite and I just can’t get enough!!  Run over and take a look, she’s so willing to share all of her techniques and secrets……..like this fabulous video tutorial on cookie decorating.   Callye is also a fellow Professor at University of Cookie.

Sweet SugarBelle on Facebook

Sweet SugarBelle on Twitter

Speaking of sweets………..

I’m co-hosting an upcoming class in the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections, and I would love for all of you to participate!

When: Wednesday, March 9, at 1 p.m. ET

Where: TheMotherhood – online  class will be held here

here is the registration page for all Cooking Connections classes

What: The class I am co-hosting is called “Sweet Treats,”
and it is hosted by Julie Mastbrook (Mommie Cooks) and Kristen Doyle (Dine and Dish).  We all will be sharing our best resources for finding sweets; sweet snack suggestions and recipes for when we’re craving just a taste of sugar; and dessert recipes with kid-friendly instructions and cleanup, so your children can help you whip up delicious creations!

The class is sponsored by ConAgra and hosted by TheMotherhood

Sounds like SO much fun doesn’t it?!  I hope to see you there!

Look at all of the  fabulous co-hosts:

Cheryl Sousan, TidyMom
Kristan Roland, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Bridget Edwards, Bake at 350
Monet Moutrie, Anecdotes and Apple Cores
Dennis Littley, More than a Mountfull
Kim Kopp, Quit Eating Out
Naomi Robinson, Bakers Royale
Robyn Stone, Add a Pinch
Rebecca Spivack, Let It Marinate
Kaitlin Flannery, Whisk Kid
Cate O’Malley, Sweetnicks
Faith Gorsky, An Edible Mosaic

I’m Lovin’ Sweet SugarBelle & Cooking Connections!

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Let us know what you’re lovin’ this week!
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*Don’t forget to come back over the weekend for the I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up post……where I feature a few of the great links!!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. WOW I was amazed at all those icing bottles, and then I scrolled down some more and saw her stash of cookie cutter…holy cow, that is some SERIOUS cookie decorating! I have seen her work around the web and Callye truly is an amazing cookie artist!

  2. What awesome cookies! I wish I was that talented! I need to go to some cookie decorating classes!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE Sugarbelle!!! and thanks for hosting! can’t wait to check out the cooking classess great lineup!

  4. The sock monkey cookies are adorable!

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  6. I don’t think I could possibly eat those cookies they are so cute! Well, I probably could 😉 but I would take lots of pics first! Thanks for hosting Cheryl – LeAnne

  7. Those sock monkey cookies are the cutest thing ever! Wow, I’d kill to be able to have mad cookie decorating skills like that. Very envious. Okay, jealous! LOL at all her cookie cutters. Guess you don’t have a choice but to be organized when you have over 900.
    I’d love to take the online class. Going to check my schedule. This is such a cool blog. Absolutely adore it!

  8. I can’t get enough of Callye and her awesome cookies! She is so very gifted and so willing to share her talents with all of her readers. She is such a sweet person and her work deserves the widest audience possible. So happy that you featured her today 🙂

  9. Those just might be the best decorated cookies I have ever seen. Talent! Those sock monkeys are amazing! Dang!

  10. Thanks for introducing my new best friend… okay, not really, but I love cookies and I thank you for connecting me with expert inspiration! 😀

  11. Those cookies are fabulously PERFECT!! They look like they’ve popped right out from their books – awesome!

  12. That class sounds AMAZING! How yummy and fun! Thanks for always providing such great ideas and passing them onto your readers!

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  14. Those sock monkey cookies are the best looking cookie I’ve ever seen. Beautiful!

  15. Those cookies are all amazing. I especially love the sock monkeys with the marbelized frosting on their faces. Too cute! This week I’m sharing a recipe for stuffed turkey breast. It’s really easy, but it feels like a special meal too.

  16. Callye is a true artist! All her cookie work is spectacular. So glad you’ve featured her here so more people will know about her talents!

  17. Those cookies are so awesome! I thought I had a lot of cookie cutters, oh my goodness!

  18. Wow! Wow! Wow! That is some amazing confection work there. I don’t know how I missed her…I’m not a baker (in fact the only use my frosting tips see is the bathtub puffy paint (which I just linked up) but I just LOVE to admire at the yummy things other people create. That huge stack of cookie cutters is crazy, I want to be Callye’s taste tester!

  19. Those Dr Seuss Cookies are amazing! Thanks for hosting!!

  20. These amazing cookies are just stunning! Thank you for hosting!

  21. Amazing cookies… truly a work of art and beautiful work!

  22. Amazing! I can’t get over the artistry in those cookies!

  23. Callye IS absolutely amazing! Her cookies are utter perfection!

  24. I am envious of the talent, the cutter stash, and the organization!

  25. Hi Cheryl! Certainly a lot going on at your lovely blog! I am going to certainly look into that blog back up! I am linking up some great tips for a happier life in my baby steps to a rockin life! All the best and have a great weekend! Alex

  26. WOW!
    How much FUN does that CLASS sound like!!!!
    I completely passed out when I saw her COOKIE~CUTTERS!
    That is some serious COOKIE~CUTTER LOVE!
    Those cookies are un~real!
    How on EARTH does someone decorate a cookie with such detail!
    Happy Weekend my FRIEND!

  27. I have a recipe for sugar cookie bars and that’s as far as I go when it comes to decorating them and rolling out dough…lol
    Thanks for hosting I’m Lovin’ It Friday 😉 Have a wonderful weekend Cheryl.
    Fondly, Roberta

  28. First time linking up here! Thanks for hosting!

  29. love how they are doing it those sock monkeys are adorable

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  31. Thanks for introducing me to lots of new friends…I’m a little embarrassed that the Tidy mom caught me not being so tidy 😉 I’m up early washing bottles again…or suppossed to be, at least! Glad to have found the big information filled world of blogging =) Thanks again, C! ♥

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  33. Those cookies are amazing! Thanks for hostessing!!

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  35. Hi Callye.. Love your picture.

    By the way, is it possible to ask for the cookie recipe?
    I’d like to try and make my own iced cookies,

    Thank you very much

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