Help!!!! Cake Pop Problem!!!

Decorating By ashk0728 Updated 25 Aug 2015 , 1:19pm by -K8memphis

ashk0728 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 4:54am
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55daa78b743ca.jpegEverytime I attempt to make cake pops, they always look like this! Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?! Why can't I get the pretty smooth texture everyone else gets!

*Last edited by ashk0728 on 24 Aug 2015 , 5:11am
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Pastrybaglady Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 6:56am
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It looks like the candy melts are not completely melted.  Is it smooth when you start dipping?

ashk0728 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 7:48am
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Yes, they are completely smooth and runny.. i've made some before that weren't like this, but the last few times this is my result.. :( 

jay-jay40 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 8:03am
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Have you tried putting a bit of trex in the candy melts xx

cupcakemama3 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 9:44am
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Do you freeze the cake balls before you dip? I freeze mine so they set better. Then I take them out and dip my stick in the melts then stick it in the pop. Let it set up 3-5 min then dip the pop into the melts .

TheresaCarol Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 1:56pm
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I agree with Pastrybaglady, looks as if the candy melts were not melted but this can also happen if the cake pop is too cold when dipped.  I have done way too many cake pops in my short time and each time brings a different problem.  If this was a bright white coating, I definitely would add paramount crystals (thinner) to thin it.  The white coatings tend to melt thicker.

knlcox Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 2:41pm
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This happens to me when the chocolate is too hot and the cake pop is too cold.  I've left my chocolate sit  to come to room temp and then I use it.  Sometimes if I use white I let my cake pops also come to room temperature and then dip.  White just seems to be thicker than other colors even after being thinned.

cupcakemama3 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 3:21pm
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Mine are still almost frozen when I dip them and I've never had a problem with a clumping.

ashk0728 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 5:35pm
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Yes, I freeze my cake balls before and I also added ez thins to it.. I don't get it! I also have the chocolate melting in the wilton pot. I used the microwave last time thought it was something to do with me heating it in the microwave but I got the same result.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 6:03pm
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what do you have inside the cake pop -- is the chocolate melting something in there?

ashk0728 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 8:25pm
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Its a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. 

SweetShop5 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 8:29pm
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@ashk0728  is the wilton pot any good? I've been debating buying it for awhile now. 

We got a new Kitchen Aid microwave and I just cannot seem to get the candy melts at a proper consistency. I hate it lol

*Last edited by SweetShop5 on 24 Aug 2015 , 8:29pm
cupcakemama3 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 8:36pm
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Idk! I've never used real buttercream in mine before. I use a can of icing from the store. There's probably so many preservatives in it that it holds it together!

ashk0728 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 9:12pm
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@SweetShop5 - this was the first time to use and it was super easy and melted perfectly except for my ugly covering lol! but it did the same in the microwave.. This is so much easier though! Totally worth the $12.00 (Joanns 60% off coupon)

ashk0728 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 9:13pm
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@cupcakemama3  - I will have to try that and see! Maybe it will work better! 

-K8memphis Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 9:32pm
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too funny about the preservatives --

but if you just scroll up and read post #13 where sweetshop asks ashk0728 if the wilton Pot is any good? hahahaha i'm thinking whoa wilton is really branching out now -- need to buy some wilton stock...and a few other things hahaha

ashk0728 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 9:36pm
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@-K8memphis  - Yes wilton has branched out big time.. Stuff I would normally have to go to specialty store for, they have at michaels or joanns.. Plus i get to use a coupon so thats a PLUS lol! 

-K8memphis Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 9:48pm
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ashk, pot, Wilton pot,

is the pot any good -- the 'other' pot!

hahahaha

SweetShop5 Posted 24 Aug 2015 , 10:29pm
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@ashk0728  Ohh ok! Wilton stuff is totally over priced here. I think that Wilton Pot is close to 40$ here at Michaels haha

ashk0728 Posted 25 Aug 2015 , 4:46am
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@-K8memphis  - AHHH lol, I'm slow.. just got it lol! 

@SweetShop5  - WOW! Its $29.99 in the store here then I just used a coupon! Order it online! Its $29.99 @ michaels.com and you should be able to use a coupon too! :D

-K8memphis Posted 25 Aug 2015 , 1:19pm
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facepunch.png ashk0728 -- i knew you would get there 

i just want to make a small statement about the real pot wilton is selling-- no offense to anyone -- garage sale fodder -- my gentle suggestion is don't waste your money -- chocolate will melt in the sunshine* or over simmering water -- you really want to let yourself learn about chocolate -- tossing money on it is not the ultimate answer --

*i'm not suggesting anyone use the sunshine method to melt their choco i'm just saying the pot is gsf -- i'm glad you only paid twelve bucks don't do it

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