It looks like the candy melts are not completely melted. Is it smooth when you start dipping?
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.. :(
Have you tried putting a bit of trex in the candy melts xx
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 .
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.
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.
Mine are still almost frozen when I dip them and I've never had a problem with a clumping.
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.
what do you have inside the cake pop -- is the chocolate melting something in there?
Its a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.
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!
@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)
@cupcakemama3 - I will have to try that and see! Maybe it will work better!
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
ashk, pot, Wilton pot,
is the pot any good -- the 'other' pot!
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