Use a mixer to combine liquid ingredients including gel coloring.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet until combined
Add more food coloring gel until the desired color is reached.
Heat 1" oil in a skillet to 375 degrees
Pour batter into an empty ketchup or mustard bottle.
Squirt batter into hot oil in strips.
Flip after 30 seconds or so (when the bottoms are crispy but before they start browning.)
Cook on the opposite side for 10 seconds then remove with tongs and place on a paper towel to drain.
Repeat until all batter is used.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar after the funnel cake sticks have cooled slightly and serve with cream cheese frosting for dipping.