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Game Night Dice Cake Pops

 

These dice are so cute you won’t believe they’re made of cake! Cake pop dice are the perfect treat if you’re having a game night or having your friends over for some fun. The trick is in the square shape and getting the numbers just right. You could make them in any color, but classic white with dark chocolate dots looks very realistic. Follow along with this illustrated guide to make them yourself.

Cake pop dice

Start with your favorite flavor of cake mix… I’m using chocolate for mine. You can use whatever flavor or recipe you like. If you like to make cake from scratch you can make your own, or use one of our recipes from we’ve given on other projects. A box mix, or pre-baked cake, is fine if you prefer using that. Just crumble it all up into a big bowl and be ready to get your hands dirty.

Chocolate crumbs

Chocolate crumbs

 

Add about a half of a canister of frosting… again, your choice. I’m going with double chocolate here. You can’t go wrong serving your friends and family chocolate on game night.

mix with frosting

mix with frosting

 

Blend it thoroughly with your hands to work the frosting through the cake crumbs It looks gross but it’s really the most efficient, quickest way to do it. If you need more frosting, add it, but sparingly. Too much frosting makes the mixture heavy and it becomes unmanageable. You want it just wet enough to hold together like clay.

make a cake clay

make a cake clay

 

Start the way you would normally for cake pops… roll it into a little ball, about 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter. Any bigger, and you risk them breaking off the stick under their own weight.

 

standard cake ball

standard cake ball

Then begin to pinch it to make four corners to start creating that square shape so it looks like dice.

 

pinch it

pinch it

Keep pinching corners and flattening the sides by pressing it against a flat surface, like a plate. Rotate it and continue doing it until you have a little cube. Remember that a cube has six even sides.

 

flatten it

flatten it

 

Pinch the edges to make them good and sharp, then smooth them out. Make it as square as you can.

 

square cake ball

square cake ball

 

Put your square cake pops into a container, and cover it up. Store it in the fridge for at least two hours to let it set and solidify. This gives the frosting time to really absorb, and the texture becomes more cohesive.

cover and store in the fridge

cover and store in the fridge

 

Melt some white chocolate in the microwave. Start with one minute, then stir. After that, continue at 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until it’s melted and smooth. If you prefer, you can use a double-boiler or electric candy melter. Add some vegetable shortening if need be to thin it out– you don’t want the chocolate too thick or your cake pops will get stuck in them when you dip them.

melt and thin chocolate

When you lift the spoon, the chocolate should be able to let it drizzle off in a ribbon.

 

blend well

blend well

 

Grab a cake pop and tweak the shape, if necessary. Sometimes they can get a little misshapen in the fridge as they settle. Dip the tip of a lollypop stick into the chocolate and insert it into the square cake ball. Make sure to go right into the center.

insert

insert

 

Stand up the cake pops in styrofoam, a cup or colander– whatever you want to use to hold them up and keep them from touching. Put it in the fridge.

 

stand them up

stand them up

Take them out 15 minutes later. Dip one pop at a time into the chocolate.

 

dip the dice

dip the dice

 

Dip straight in, and pull it straight out– no twisting, no twirling. Be careful not to let the cake pop hit the back or the sides of the container. Let the excess chocolate drip away– tap it gently a few times if necessary.

 

white dice are classic

white dice are classic

 

Stand them up and chill them for 2 hours to let the chocolate set.

let the chocolate set

let the chocolate set

Once set, melt some dark chocolate. Use a piping bag, or a cake pop stick, to dot the white dice with dark chocolate.

 

make the dots

make the dots

 

The trick to numbering the dice is that on every die, the opposite sides add up to seven. So 1 and 6 are opposite each other; 2 and 5 are opposite each other; and 3 and 4 are opposite each other.

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