Rosanna Pansino

TV review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Sugary sweet host bakes up treats, promotes products.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Positive messages about DIY creativity and baking with friends for fun are great for families with young chefs. However, they're sometimes overpowered by strong product placement, consumerism push.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Pansino is enthusiastic about being creative in the kitchen. She's positive, friendly, and playful with her collaborators.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

Product placements, marketing messages for Pansino's products. Materialism is modeled in ways that suggest kids need lots of specialized products for DIY baking.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rosanna Pansino is the host of the YouTube cooking show Nerdy Nummies on her own variety channel. The sweet and chipper Pansino bakes treats like giant video game-themed cupcakes, poop emoji ice cream sandwiches, and Frozen princess cakes. In her non-cooking videos she tests beauty products, sings, or plays video games. Pansino has her own line of baking products that she promotes on the show. She often promotes other YouTube stars' channels (including Markiplier and iJustine) with collaboration cooking and beauty videos, and she is sponsored by corporations such as Michael's and Walmart.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byAgitatedSmile July 17, 2018

Sweet and whole hearted

She is great. Just a cute baking show called Nerdy Nummies. Very sweet and just might inspire your future baker while teaching them proper techniques. She is a... Continue reading
Adult Written byLydia B. May 31, 2018

Super sweet and absolutely adorable!

Rosanna is an absolute sweetheart. I love her videos and I got her cookbook this Christmas. She is very family-friendly. There may be some consumerism in it, bu... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old December 10, 2017

Rosanna Pansino YouTube Channel Review

LOVE HER! I think Rosanna is a great role model, as well as cook, and FINALLY is not one of those makeup-addicted, sassy, selfish teen icons. She is also a grea... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 13, 2018

cooking is fun

Rosanna is a good cook when it comes to desserts we makes cookies, cakes, cupcakes and she decorates her desserts with theme like if it is winter she would mak... Continue reading

What's the story?

The baking episodes, beauty skits, and gaming segments on ROSANNA PANSINO are all full of her signature pep and giggles. The 3 DIY Fruit Flavored Cupcakes is a good example of her baking videos. Watch World Chef to see one of her gaming videos. Trying Different Face Masks stars Pansino and fellow YouTuber/collaborator iJustine testing beauty products.

Is it any good?

Watching this bubbly host whipping up some colorful baked goods or testing beauty products can feel more like an infomercial than a YouTube show, but it's a fun way for families to find inspiration for their own cooking adventures. Rosanna Pansino has a knack for making you feel like you need her product line's fancy cake tester (because, according to Pansino, simple toothpicks can't do the job), and cupcake liners with cute sayings, and color-coded measuring spoons, and ... and ... before you can bake anything worth eating. On the plus side, Pansino usually clearly explains each recipe she's making, so if kids want to try it at home, they can likely be successful (perhaps with some parent assistance). She has a lot of creative ideas that spring from current trends kids love (for example, Undertale Spider Donuts and a Pokémon Pokéball cake) that could be big winners at many tween birthday parties.

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TV details

For kids who love cooking

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