Light Cycle

Tron Light Cycle Cake

Light Cycle Cake

Turn a birthday cake into a Tron Light Cycle arena using fondant and frosting. Orange and blue Light Cycles with trails of fondant color race across this chocolate cake, sure to be a winner with Tron fans.

You'll need:

  • 2 eight-inch round chocolate cakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • 16 ounces white frosting
  • 16 ounces chocolate frosting
  • Neon blue food coloring
  • Ruler
  • Waxed paper
  • White decorator frosting
  • Black, neon orange, and white fondant (Wilton brand)
  • Light Cycle Cake template

1. Place white frosting in a small bowl. Add 3 to 5 drops of neon blue food coloring. Stir until desired color is reached. Set aside.

2. Place cooled round cakes side by side on waxed paper.

Step 2

3. Frost the top of one cake with neon blue frosting.

Step 3

4. Place the second cake on top of the cake with neon blue frosting.

Step 4

5. Put chocolate frosting in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and microwave for 5 to 10 seconds until it is a thick liquid, like ganache.

6. Pour chocolate frosting on top of stacked cakes, letting it drip over the sides. Place the cake in the refrigerator so that frosting firms.

Step 6

7. While the chocolate frosting is firming up, remove the fondant from the packaging and knead it into a ball. If it's too sticky, a little bit of flour will make it more pliable.

8. Place white fondant in a bowl and add a few drops of the neon blue food coloring. Knead the fondant to distribute the color. Note: Adding food coloring to fondant can be messy. Use rubber gloves or wash hands promptly to avoid staining.

9. Roll out black, orange and blue fondant on waxed paper. Print Light Cycle Cake template onto cardstock and cut it out.

Step 9aStep 9b

10. Place the bike template on the black fondant and trace using a sharp knife. You will need two black bikes and 4 small black circles.

Step 10

11. Cut remaining shapes from the template and use them to cut the Light Cycle wheels and details from the orange and blue fondant.

Step 11

12. When you have all of the detail pieces cut out, design your Light Cycles.

13. To attach wheels and fondant details to the Light Cycles dab a bit of water on the back and press them onto the fondant bike.

14. To make the grid lines on top of the cake, wrap a piece of waxed paper around a ruler.

Step 14aStep 14b

15. Use white decorator icing to trace over the completed grid pattern.

Step 15

16. Finally, place one Light Cycle on top of the cake, and the other along the side. Use leftover fondant to make color trails.

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