Category: Baking with Kids

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 things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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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 Canned Pumpkin

What’s the best canned pumpkin? To find out, we did a blind taste test with 9 different brands of canned pumpkin. We made pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and cookies and the judged the results. Here is the canned pumpkin options we think are best.

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!

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Best Baguette Pan

What is the best bread pan for French baguettes? To find out, 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 things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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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 Sweet Rice Flour

What’s the best sweet rice flour? A key ingredient in Japanese dishes like mochi and senbei, sweet rice flour is also used in Korean and Filipino confections. To find the best, we tried several brands of sweet rice flour, making batches of mochi. Then we did blind taste tests. Here are the ones we liked the best.

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 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 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 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 Cake Decorating Kit

Want to try cake decorating—but don’t know where to start? Cake decorating kits 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 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 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 Black Cocoa

What is the best black cocoa? And what exactly is black cocoa anyway? To find out, we tried out several brands of black cocoa in cookies and frosting recipes. We also asked our parent readers for their favorites. 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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