Creating Lattice on the Side of a Cake
The intersecting teardrop shapes provide heightened texture, especially if you fill in the spaces between teardrops with sugar pearls or piped dots or stars.
Use the cake divider and a toothpick to mark your cake at top and bottom in equal divisions. Mark each division in half.
Use plastic ruler to mark diagonal lines from top to bottom markings at desired angle.
Mark intersecting diagonal lines from bottom to top markings.