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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.
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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.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Rosanna Pansino promotes her product line on her channel. What are some ways families can talk about advertising on TV and YouTube?
If your kid wants to bake something that Pansino makes on her show, set them up for success. Help them gather the ingredients and be an extra set of hands in the kitchen, as needed.
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