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Category: Baking with Kids

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.

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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 Almond Flour

What’s the best almond flour? Whether you are dying to try a new macaron recipe or simply want to do more keto-friendly baking, almond flour is a necessity. We tried out 7 brands, looking for the best budget-friendly, organic and blanched flours. Here are the best bets.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families 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 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 Vanilla Bean Paste

What’s the best vanilla bean paste? And why would you use it instead of vanilla extract or beans? We dive into all things vanilla, first by testing popular vanilla bean paste brands with blind taste tests of freshly baked cookies (a tough job, but someone had to do it). Which had the best overall flavor profile? Made from organic beans? The least alcohol aftertaste? Here are the vanilla bean pastes we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families 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 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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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 Bundt Cake Pan

What are the best pans for bundt cakes? What’s the difference between Bundt cake pans and fluted tube cake pans? We took 9 popular pans for bundt cakes and started baking. Which performed best overall? Best for Instant Pots? For mini bundt cakes? Here are the winners!

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 work is 100% reader-supported . . . so we greatly appreciate you reading this article!

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Best Vanilla Powder

What’s the best vanilla powder? Looking for a vanilla boost for your coffee? Smoothie? Or do you want a substitute for vanilla extract for baking? Vanilla powder may be the answer—if you understand the different types. We tried six brands of vanilla powder in drinks and recipes for cakes. Which was best? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families 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 Sprinkles

What are the best sprinkles for your baking projects? We ordered in 11 brands and types of sprinkles and then had experts (that is, kids) judge which were best. Rainbow sprinkles? Check. Tiny crunchy balls? Yep. We’ve also have recommendations for unicorn sprinkles. Here are the winners.

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

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Best Cinnamon

What’s the best cinnamon? We tried out 9 major brands of cinnamon, comparing quality and taste. We baked cinnamon rolls, stirred cinnamon into beverages and tried it in recipes. Here is the cinnamon that passed our taste tests.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families 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 French Bread Pan

What is the best bread pan for French bread? We whipped out a beret, flour and yeast to test 11 popular French bread pans. Which worked the best? 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 work is 100% reader-supported! Thanks for reading this article.

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