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Category: Baking with Kids

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 Cinnamon Sticks

What are the best cinnamon sticks? We taste-tested 12 different brands of cinnamon sticks to find the best bets. Which are great for hot beverages? The best aroma? 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 Brown Sugar

What’s the best brown sugar? We tried 9 brands of brown sugar and started baking cookies! Which worked the best? Organic? Here are the brands 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 Mexican Vanilla

What’s the best Mexican vanilla? We tried vanilla extracts, flavoring and beans from Mexico in several recipes. And then we did blind taste tests with vanilla enthusiasts. 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 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 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 Matcha Green Tea Powder

What is the best matcha green tea powder? We sampled 13 different varieties, from culinary to ceremonial grade. Which was best for baking? Smoothies? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: Since 1994, we’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, families and children. We don’t take money or freebies from brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! Thanks in advance 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 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 Meringue Powder

What is the best meringue powder? And why would you want to use it? We tried out meringue powder from 8 brands to find the best bets—we made swiss meringue buttercream icing and then did a blind taste-test. Which made the best royal icing? Sugar decorations? Which is vegan-friendly? Here are the meringue powders we thought tasted 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 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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