Growing up, Daisha looked forward to the annual state fair more for the food than the rides. Her favorite dish? The funnel cake, of course, and her love for these sweet confections never quite left her in adulthood. In her mid-thirties, after spending 17 years working as a nurse, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of owning her own business. Now she’s the self-proclaimed Funnel Cake Queen of Jacksonville, FL, rolling through the city serving deluxe funnel cakes out of the window of her own food truck.
The light, airy, semi-sweet nature of these classic carnival confections make them a flawless foundation for loads of saccharine toppings. Daisha serves everything from a classic funnel cake smothered in powdered sugar to varieties topped with everything from caramel sauce to fresh fruit to deep-fried Oreos. If you’re feeling creative, you can even create your own funnel cake by picking and choosing from the decadent fixings. Enticed? Then get out there and find Funnel Cake Queen in the streets or have Daisha and her team out to cater your next event. Either way, it’ll be an experience that’ll sweeten up your day.
Turtle Sundae — A funnel cake sprinkled with chopped pecans, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and drizzled in a rich blend of caramel and chocolate syrup. Yum.