So, I decided that I am going to try my hand at making cake pops last night and unfortunately they didn't turn off as well as I expected.
I rolled the cake into balls, froze them a bit to harden and then inserted the lollipop stick with a little candy coating on the end (melted of course) and then stuck them again in the freezer to harden.
Everything was going well until it was time to coat the cake balls with the melted candy coating. The result was not as smooth as I anticipated. The melted candy coating was still a bit thick and then I added some shortening to the mix hoping to get a smoother result. The result was not as thick as before but I still found that when I dipped the cake ball into the melted mixture, the coating still look a tad lumpy and I didn't get the smooth shell that I was looking for.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get the smooth-shell look? Should I have added even more shortening to the candy melts? If so, is there a particular ratio of candy melts to shortening that I should use?
Also, what in your experience has been the best way to "harden" the shell? In the fridge, in the freezer or on the countertop? I stuck mine in the freezer for maybe 5 minutes and still got some condensation on the pop.
Other than that, they were delicious :)
Hope that someone can help.