- First off, I add a little shortening to my chocolate/candy melts to make it a little more runny and smooth. It helps it to go on the pop better and to sit more smoothly.
- I don't know if Mallory tried the sticks or not, but putting the sucker sticks in the cake balls really makes it a lot easier to dip and decorate the cake balls/pops (unless you're going for more of the cake truffle thing). Dip the stick in the melted coating first before inserting it into the cake ball, and let it set up before dipping the cake pop.
- After dipping the cake pop, I tap the stick on the side of the bowl while turning the cake pop, this helps to get excess coating off and to smooth out the coating as well. If I'm just doing cake balls/truffles, I use a fork to scoop the cake balls out of the coating so that some of the excess coating can escape.
- You definitely want to decorate before the coating sets up so that your add-ons stick to the cake pop/balls.