Using a mini ice cream scoop makes it easy to get an even amount of dough for rolling into balls. Dough can be shaped into small hearts, too, for added appeal.
If candy melts are still very thick, stir in an additional 1/2 teaspoon of shortening until mixture is smooth; reheat if necessary.
Instead of decorating the pops with sprinkles or sugar, use candy pens for decorating. Dip cake balls into melted candy and allow them to dry completely before decorating. (Candy pens can be purchased at craft stores that sell cake decorating and candy making products.)