It's definitely worth making your own fancy donuts if you have a deep fryer. Using a pastry bag will allow you to make more interesting shapes.
My family loved these. I did replace the orange zest with nutmeg and cinnamon because that is what we like. Very easy took 20 minutes. Sprinkled powered sugar on top instead of icing. Very yummy! - 08 May 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These crullers tasted good but didn't have a great presentation. I had some trouble shaping them and they deflated as soon as i removed them from the oil. If i make these again I think I would just drop them by spoonfuls into the oil and see what i get. - 12 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These are absolutely wonderful. I will definately make them often and double the recipe. My family loved them. I did not have orange zest on hand and they were still fabulous.I will try them with the orange zest in the future. - 27 Jul 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)