Kendra, I made the cake pops today for the first time. I watched several videos before I started but I still had trouble with the pop falling off the stick. This is what they tell you to do. Take your stick, put the end in the melted candy then into the pop. Put them in the refrigerator for 15 min for the candy to harden . My advise is to also add the melted candy all the way around the stick then put in refrigerator .

Thank you so much for your tutorial. It was very helpful. I wish I listened to it better. For instance, I was short on time, so I froze the balls instead of refrigerated them. I think you’re right and this will lead to the cracks. My other reason for freezing was that I wanted the balls to have rings of color inside, like a jawbreaker, so I froze them in stages. I think I ought to have let them thaw a bit before dipping. I also made the mistake of adding my usual gel color to my candy melts. You were right: it seized right up! Thankfully I had some paramount crystals on hand, so I was able to make it usable again. Maybe you could add that as a hint, that if they think their chocolate or candy melts aren’t thin enough, try adding some paramount crystals to it. Thanks again!

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My cake pops won't stay on the stick... Don't forget you need to freeze your cake pops before poking them on the stick. Otherwise it'll just fall off and crack. Fresh cake is too soft for the balls to hold together on a stick. Another tip: Try sticking the top of your your cake pop sticks with icing or frosting. The frosting/icing is like glue when you place the ball on top, and it should stay on better by not falling off.
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