In a medium bowl stir together dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl whisk together wet ingredients: milk, eggs and vanilla extract.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet, stirring until completely smooth.
Heat a deep saucepan or medium sized frying pan filled halfway with oil to 375°F. I heat my pan over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat once the temp is reached. It's important to maintain the temperature, so use a cooking thermometer to test the oil, increasing or decreasing heat as needed.
Once the oil is heated, drizzle the batter into the oil in a thin stream. For this step you can use a medium size funnel or a drizzle bag.
Funnel Cake-You want to swirl and overlap the batter over itself in a criss-cross style. For this step you can use a medium size funnel or a drizzle bag.
Funnel fries - You want to do small swirls in a line that is overlapping the batter itself.
Once one side is a nice golden color flip it over with tongs. Do the same to the other side for about a minute or so. Be careful when flipping so it does not cause oil to splash.
After both sides are a golden color remove to a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Dusted it with powdered sugar and add any toppings you want. Best served while still warm!