Kim's Kitchen

Make these beautiful poppies out of wafer paper

I practically grew up in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). My father, Jack Simons, was a decorated Korean War Vet—and, later, VFW State Commander—who was largely responsible for …
I’ve always loved Halloween. Not only does it happen during my favorite season—fall—but it represents much of what I love about Mother Nature. As a kid in Liberty, NY, I …
I have always loved fall. In our corner of the world, it is absolutely beautiful. When I see brightly colored leaves on mountain trees against a blue sky, I feel invigorated. I feel that Mother …
Summer is in full swing now, or at least in as full-a-swing as it can be in Phase Four. With the weather being warm, the sun shining brightly and COVID-19 cases waning (at least in New York), …
Make this liberty eagle out of fondant

I have always loved birds—raptors, in particular. When I see a hawk in flight, I know I’m going to have a good day. I have also always been proud of where I come from—Liberty, …

Make this psychedelic, edible elephant

Since I got into the competitive cake world in 2010, I have been amazed at the technological advances that have been made in edible art. A wide variety of new, mind-blowing products have been …

Make a beautiful rose out of modeling chocolate

It’s safe to say that this past month has been a challenge. I hope everyone reading this is safe and making the best of the situation. If you’re one of those people who is considered …

Create this precious Easter basket out of chocolate

Around the first of the month, I saw eight robins hanging out in my backyard—always a welcome sign for me that spring isn’t far away. Yes, I admit that I feed birds year-round, having …

A perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve been active in the competitive Cake World for more than 10 years now, but there is one confection that just seems to bring more joy to people than anything else: the cookie. It makes …

Make a Valentine’s Day lovebird cake topper out of modeling chocolate

A lot of people look at what I do and say, “I could never do that.” While that might be true on a professional level, that doesn’t mean that you can’t let your creative spirit …