Kim's Kitchen

Make this sugar swan

I’ve been fascinated by birds since childhood. When I see a hawk in flight, I know I’m going to have a good day. I’m lucky that I live in the mountains of Wurtsboro, NY, because …
More snow is falling as I write this column. Schools are closed, and I’m scrambling to alert participants that my Sip N’ Paint class scheduled for tonight at El Sombrero in Rock Hill, NY, …
I was thinking the other day that holidays seemed like so much more fun when we were kids. It’s probably because—when we were kids—we weren’t in charge of making the holidays …
Maybe it was a coincidence that we experienced our first significant snowfall of the season as I began to write this column (January 7, to be exact—Russian Orthodox Christmas). And it’s …
Make these rowdy reindeer cookies

Thanks to my recent appearances on Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” and “The Big Bake,” I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the various TV competitions …

Kim Simons, Bill Fleck hold book-signing at Sullivan County Museum

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Local artist, food artist, and cake artist Kim Simons—who has recently been seen competing on Food Network's “Halloween Wars” and “The Big …

Make this ‘Mountain View’ cookie

Anyone with eyes can see that we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And because we live here, sometimes that’s easy to forget. I’ve been lucky enough to see …

Make this chocolate surprise pumpkin

“Trick or treat!” It’s Halloween time again, and after the “trick” of 2020, we can certainly hope that Halloween 2021 is a “treat.” Of course, this …

Make sugar like glass

I’ve always loved to sculpt, and this is the skill that has primarily gotten me into most of my competitions on Food Network. But while shooting “Holiday Wars” in 2019, I became …

Make this autumn flower cake topper

“Why make art with food?” It’s a question I’m asked every once in a while when people find out what I do, and it’s a good one. After all, food does seem like a …