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Category: Baking with Kids

Best Powdered Milk

What are the best powdered milks, if you want cow’s, goat or coconut milk? We tried out several different powdered milks before crowning these winners. We judged on taste, quality and affordability. Here are the winners.

FYI: We are Baby Bargains—we’ve been rating and reviewing products for families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review! Baby Bargains is 100% reader-supported, including our best-selling book.

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Best Loaf Pan

What’s the best loaf pan? To find out, we started baking—rye bread, meat loaf, banana bread and more. We tried many of the most popular brands for loaf pans. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep our work independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review! Our reviews are 100% reader-supported. We thank you for reading this article!

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Best Yeast

What’s the best yeast for baking? For bread machines? What about nutritional yeast? We fired up the bread machine and tried out different yeasts to find the best bets. Here’s what we recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and ratings products for the home, families and kids since 1994. To keep our reviews independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported. Thanks for reading this article!

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Best Cake Decorating Tools

Want to try cake decorating—but don’t know where to start? Cake decorating tool sets are great for beginnings, with dozens of tools and supplies. We tried out 11 of the more popular sets and started baking. Which offered the best bang for the buck? Here are the ones we’d recommend. FYI: We’ve been reveewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep our work independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Vanilla Extract

What is the best vanilla extract? To find out, we baked sugar cookies and vanilla cupcakes with a dozen of the top vanilla extracts. Which tasted best? Budget-friendly? Organic?

FYI: Vanilla extract must have 35% alcohol to be called an extract. Anything less is a vanilla “flavor.” This article explores both vanilla extracts and flavoring with vanilla extract.

FYI: we’ve been doing baking taste tests since 1994, reviewing and rating products for families, children and the home. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review (we purchased the vanilla extract tested here with our own money.) Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Dough Scraper

What is the best dough scraper? Also called bench scrapers or bowl scrapers, these tools help portion dough, chop food and smooth icing. We tried out several top brands to find the best. Here are the ones we’d recommend. FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, parents and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review—that keeps our work independent. Our reviews are 100% reader-supported! Thanks for reading this article.

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Best Vanilla Beans

What are the best vanilla beans? To find out, we ordered vanilla beans from 9 brands. What was best for making extract? Best for cooking?

FYI: Vanilla beans come in two grades: A and B. Grade A beans are best for cooking, given their high moisture content. Grade B beans are more concentrated and better for making extract. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! Thanks for reading this article.

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Best Rose Water

What’s the best rose water? Rose water has three basic uses: skin care, cooking and as a beverage. We tried out 10 different rose waters for all these uses to find the best. Which was the best rose water as a spray for your face? The best rose water for cooking? To drink as an alternative to soda? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the families, moms and dads since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best 00 Flour

What is the best 00 flour? This finely ground flour from Italy is a favorite for pizza crusts and pasta. We ordered in bags of 00 flour from top brands and started cooking. Which was best for pizza? Pasta? Here’s what we’d recommend to you.

FYI: We’ve been rating and review products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from brands we review—we do hands-on testing, buying items with our own money. Our work is 100% reader-supported! We sincerely thank you for reading this article.

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Best Food Coloring For Kids

What’s the best food coloring for kids’ baking projects? We whipped up cupcakes and cookies to test 9 different food coloring brands. Then we tried the colors in craft and science projects like slime. Which brands make the best pastels? Brighter colors? What about natural food coloring? Here are the winners of our bake off!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for children and families since 1994. To keep our reviews independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! Thanks in advance for reading this article.

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Best Gel Food Coloring

What’s the best gel food coloring? And why is gel food coloring better than liquid? To find out, we started baking . . . and trying out 7 different brands of gel food coloring in icing, cakes and cookies. What worked the best? Had the best color? Here are the winners.

FYI: We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. To keep our reviews independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! We thank you for reading this article!

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Best Cake Pan

What are the best cake pans? We tried out several popular pan brands and started baking. Which was best for layer cakes? Sheet cakes? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep our reviews independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! Thanks for reading this article.

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