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Getting My Just Desserts: Funnel Cake Fury

Never overlook the funnel cake. Really. Don't do it.


Nancy's Fancy Funnel Cakes
Nancy's Fancy Funnel Cakes

Upsetting a lady who works with boiling oil all day isn’t a good plan. Ever.
Apparently a poorly-conceived quip (trust me, they’re all poorly conceived) about the wonder of Harvey’s Gourmet Mini Donuts (come on, they’re mini donuts!) putting “funnel cakes to shame” (which I thought was clever, and still do) didn’t sit too well with Nancy Cordova, of Fancy Funnel Cakes.
“Maybe it is that you have not tried our funnel cakes, or you just made a hasty statement without realizing how harmful this could be for our business,” she said in a recent email. Or, maybe I wasn’t aware of the wrath of a Funnel Cake lady scorned.
Consider me schooled. Nancy’s Fancy Funnel Cakes are delightful. See the picture at right if you don’t believe me. It is most likely the sexiest funnel cake you will ever see — covered with whipped cream, caramel, chocolate and fresh strawberries. Click on it. Really. It’s delightful. If you don’t try one, you are just plain silly. I would suggest a head-to-head with the donuts just to be fair to everyone involved.
You can find Nancy and her Fancy Funnel Cakes each Wednesday night at the Downtown Santa Rosa Market. So there. Now excuse me while I go smooth things over with the cupcake gals, because I think I may have stepped on their butter cream frosted toes as well.

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12 thoughts on “Getting My Just Desserts: Funnel Cake Fury

  1. This is the kind of pure garbage that has made the U.S.A. the most morbidly OBESE Nation on the planet. This gushing reporting on this kind of crap “food” is like reading about a junkie carrying on about his crack. Thanks for pushing an early death to Your readers!

    1. Someone needs a hug. And a funnel cake. And to get off his high horse.
      First off, I would never go on about crack. Because it is whack.
      Secondly, if you are fat, stop eating fattening food and get on a damn treadmill. Many of us enjoy eating little indulgences from time to time and get tired of hearing all the do-gooders fuss about how fat we are as a nation. Yes, we’re fat! But take some personal responsibility. I eat for a living, and yes, I need to lose a few pounds. I work hard to keep my weight in check. But after a week of eating brown rice and vegetables and all the stuff I’m supposed to eat, I might eat 1/2 a funnel cake. Can’t I enjoy it without the stink eye? If you’re not at the gym at 5:30am with me, then cast no stones.
      Now go and Google “The Garden” or one of a hundred other restaurants I’ve written about that serve healthy food.

  2. Little dining hit at the Cotati Crossroads. Big fumigation tent over the whole center. Bear Korean BBQ and Mike’s Burgers not yet opened back up yet. Was the fumigation necessary because of the nursery? Not the greatest development there ouch.

  3. Sorry for calling you corny. Do you prefer “cheesy”? Tell you what- I’ll buy you a funnel cake next time I see you.

  4. My buttercream frosted toes were awfully glad I wasn’t wearing peep toe shoes when I read your article. All that talk of donuts made the meringue on my SassyFrass tart weep just a bit. So many treats at the market, so little time….

      1. Oh! Yes, funnel cake, donuty looking something and a SweetTart CutieCake walking quickly down the street, now I remember! SweetTart: Strawberry and Lemon Zest Cake filled with fresh lemon curd and topped with organic Strawberry buttercream. Glad you liked it! Come by next time for the SugarMama my new pineapple inside out cake.

  5. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of Funnel Cakes, after a disaster at the Boardwalk one year, many many years ago.. :/
    I may have to try Nancy’s though. The picture does look appetizing.
    Thanks Heather!

  6. Oh, geez. Heather- this blog is where you write your OPINIONS and we like your (often corny) jokes. You set a dangerous precedent by doing an apology write-up just because someone is offended or upset about some silly joke you made. What’s next? You state a preference for some type of pizza other than pepperoni, and “Bob’s Artisan Pepperoni House” writes and says “Oh, waaaa…..you’re damaging our business!” and you do a write up on them, too? Mind you, I loves me some funnel cakes and I’ll probably try these, I’m just sayin’…

    1. Woj…you’re harshing the koombya moment!
      I love Nancy’s moxie. And honestly, I did feel a little bad that she got upset.
      But uh, no…don’t expect any heartfelt apologies out of me anytime soon. They’re just painfully boring and unfunny. I talked to Nancy last night and hopefully she sees the humor in my faux culpa. Or not. Whatev. The funnel cakes still rock.
      And by the way, I expect an apology from you for calling me corny. How dare you!!!! 🙂

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