Rosanna Pansino

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

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 23 reviews

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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

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


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
Adult Written byASOCXG July 12, 2020

She froze her eggs

I’m sorry but I’m disappointed in Ro now. I just saw my 11 year old watch one of her videos on YouTube Kids and it was about freezing her eggs. No no no!!! Tha... Continue reading
Adult Written byEryn R. June 22, 2020

Perfect for your little baker!

Not only does my 11 year old daughter watch her baking show "Nerdy Nummies", but my 9 year old sons do too! Her personality is fun, creative, and suga... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byRaspberryHousecake23 June 29, 2020

Great YouTuber!

Rosanna Pansino, or Ro, is an American YouTuber who makes videos on baking, as well as other fun games and challenges. She is always clean and keeps things fami... 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

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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