Funnel Cakes

It’s summertime, and that means outdoor fairs, festivals, and carnivals are popping up in just about every town throughout the Midwest. As you might have guessed, my favorite part about a summer fair is the food, especially the sweet and crispy funnel cakes, served piping hot with a thick dusting of powdered sugar. Americana at its finest!

If you’ve ever pulled apart pieces of a funnel cake, licking your fingers after each bite, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s something so delicious about this simple treat of fried dough served on a paper plate, that enjoying them only once a year doesn’t seem quite right.

Once I figured out how easy it is to make my own midwestern funnel cakes at home, I may never stand in line for one again. That leaves more time for the Ferris wheel and the bumper cars!

It’s summertime, and that means outdoor fairs, festivals, and carnivals are popping up in just about every town throughout the Midwest. As you might have guessed, my favorite part about a summer fair is the food, especially the sweet and crispy funnel cakes, served piping hot with a thick dusting of powdered sugar. Americana at its finest! 

Need to make funnel cakes for a crowd of festival goers? Click and slide the number next to ‘servings’ on the recipe card below to adjust the ingredients to match how many you’re feeding—the recipe does the math for you, it’s that easy.

Blueberry Cobbler: not quite a pie, not exactly a cake, but a piece of Americana worth celebrating (all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!). This made-from-scratch cobbler is just as easy as the ones made with cake mix and it tastes better, too. It brings pie lovers and cake lovers together with its perfect combination of sweet baked dough and summer fruit.

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler: not quite a pie, not exactly a cake, but a piece of Americana worth celebrating (all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!). This made-from-scratch cobbler is just as...

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One Pot Taco Spaghetti

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If you’re looking for the irresistible cream puffs that have been served at the Wisconsin State Fair since 1924, you’ve come to the right place. These light-as-air pastries are filled with a lightly sweetened whipped cream and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. Everyone has their own special way of eating them, but absolutely no one can resist the power of a cream puff.

Cream Puffs

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Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

I’m betting that this Mexican street corn, known as elote, will be your new favorite way to eat  corn on the cob this summer, even if you’re a purist in the corn department. The...

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Fried Chicken

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Spicy Asian Snack Mix

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