I made my first attempt at cake pops and the instructions seemed easy enough; however, not so if you run into issues. The candy melts don’t often melt so that it “drips” when you dunk the cake into it. How do you get that affect? I noticed that certain colors are thicker than others. Also, the drying time from the time you dunk and decorate pretty much needs to be immediate. Any suggestions?

Be careful to not overload the pop with candy coating and/or decorative elements. Only dip or coat the balls when they balls are absolutely cooled down; if they are warm, they will still be taking shape and won't be as solid when placed on the stick. Only add the balls after dipping or coating, as this gives the stick extra leverage to hang on with.
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