Welcome to Theme Park Insider! Join the community or log in
Theme Park Insider
Facebook Twitter YouTube Email Newsletter

Vote of the week: What's on your funnel cake?

Written by
Published: April 8, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Yeah, I'm on a food kick this week on Theme Park Insider, with our discussion about improving the food at Six Flags and all.

But even as I urge parks to offer better table-service dining options, I hope that parks never abandon the pinnacle of theme park dining:

Funnel cake, with powdered sugar

The wonderful funnel cake.

This one's topped with the classic powdered sugar crown. Others might prefer strawberries and whipped cream. But let me throw three more options at you. How about...

...apples and caramel sauce?
...or bananas and Nutella?
...or maybe peanut butter and jelly?

This is our vote of the week:


Tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did. (And if you know of any parks that actually *do* serve any of the three extra options I listed above, please tell us!) Feel free to suggest other combinations you want to see on a funnel cake this summer, too.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Theme Park Insider!

Readers' Opinions

From Vickie Boyd on April 8, 2010 at 9:22 PM
Powdered sugar is the ONLY way to eat funnel cake. Messy, but oh so good!
From Tyler Stover on April 8, 2010 at 9:46 PM
Tough call between the powered sugar and strawberries, but I just had a wonderful fresh batch of strawberries today and it definitely swayed my vote that way.
From Dan Babbitt on April 8, 2010 at 9:59 PM
I would have voted for chocolate sauce but sadly that wasnt a choice! :(
From Kevin Scharf on April 8, 2010 at 10:07 PM
I want to say none of those choices, although one is close. For me, the best way to eat funnel cake is the way they did it at Canada's Wonderland back in the day - Strawberries and soft serve ice cream. mmm...
From David Kirby on April 8, 2010 at 10:16 PM
Strawberries and vanilla ice cream would be best! Don't know if anyone actually offers that anymore though.
From Erin B on April 8, 2010 at 10:16 PM
Forget the bananas, just give me Nutella. NUTELLA ON EVERYTHING.
From Robert Niles on April 8, 2010 at 10:27 PM
Yeah, I kept the ice cream off the list out of fear that it would have swamped all other choices.

Perhaps we should just stipulate that whipped cream, ice cream and chocolate sauce potentially go with everything so should be considered as standing options on all other combinations. :-)

From 66.74.149.45 on April 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM
Knott's briefly did a Bacon & Chocolate funnel cake on a trial basis.
From Dennis Dowhy on April 9, 2010 at 2:28 AM
Just powder, everything else takes away from the taste of the cake.
From Mark Hollamon on April 9, 2010 at 4:48 AM
Just powdered sugar and on a breezy day at Epcot you can share the powdered sugar with those sitting around you! :)
From 65.12.173.131 on April 9, 2010 at 5:33 AM
Sixflags over Georgia offers icecream.
From 152.132.9.130 on April 9, 2010 at 6:14 AM
I'm sitting next to Mark so I can catch some powdered sugar... pb&j please
From Mike Gallagher on April 9, 2010 at 6:32 AM
I'm powdered sugar all the way, but it's blasphemy time:

I prefer zeppoles to funnel cake.

For those who may not be familiar with zeppoles, they're fried balls of dough. Funnel cake, but in a different form. Elephant ears, zeppoles, funnel cake..all the same roots! Zeppoles are often found at carnivals, boardwalks, and some pizzerias. My parish carnival's are my favorite, and the carnival opens 4/20..right after I get back from Kings Dominion and I-305!

From Anthony Murphy on April 9, 2010 at 6:35 AM
Just Powdered Sugar!
From Scott Sanders on April 9, 2010 at 6:37 AM
I normally go for powdered sugar, but last year I opted for powdered sugar and hot fudge. The first half was outstanding, the 2nd half not so much. Sugar overload!
From vernon griffin on April 9, 2010 at 7:16 AM
Straw berries and whipped cream and maybe just a little bit of chocolate
From Robert Niles on April 9, 2010 at 7:42 AM
Again, I believe that additional research is needed before anyone can responsibly cast a vote.

So we're just gonna have to try 'em all, right? :-)

(I have to admit that I am intrigued by the idea of a PB&J funnel cake. Done right - and it'd be tricky to pull off - it could very well be the thing that kills me from over-the-top joy. Done wrong, it could kill me by just grossing me out so much.)

From Amanda Jenkins on April 9, 2010 at 11:11 AM
I love the powdered sugar, but I also like it when they add just a hint of cinnamon.
From 99.32.157.53 on April 9, 2010 at 6:19 PM
i'm a simple kind of girl....just sugar please!!!
From Larry Zimmerman on April 9, 2010 at 6:40 PM
Just the powdered sugar, please.

But if you want, you can throw in some powdered cinnamon as well...

From 24.90.249.214 on April 9, 2010 at 7:07 PM
A great thempark treat is a belgium waffle with icecream on it that is what these funnel cakes with icecream remind me of. Another good way to eat a funnel cake is have chocolate syrup on top of the sugar. Or even better at a carnival last year I found CHOCOLATE funnel cake.
From Steve Ward on April 10, 2010 at 3:02 AM
i have only had one my entire life.. it was in Epcot from "America Land"
Powdered Sugar seems to be the way to go
From Erin B on April 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM
I am absolutely SHOCKED by the lack of love for Nutella! Have people just never tried this heavenly delight?!

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Previous article: New video of Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter



What's it like to work at Disney World?

Working at Disney World

Insider's Pick: Ever wondered what it would be like to work at the Walt Disney World Resort? Stories from a Theme Park Insider offers more than 100 pages of fun, insightful, and even sometimes touching stories from people who've worked at Disney World's Magic Kingdom. It's a great way to get in the mood for your next trip to Orlando, or just to keep the memories of a Disney World visit alive.

Get it! In paperback | For Kindle | For iBooks