True Waffles Have Grids
Flip the first cake over once again so that the top is now reside up, and remove the parchment paper.
Before covering the top, we’ll need to create the Waffle grid pattern. Using a ruler and a fabric measuring tape, measure and mark out the grid before rolling out a "ton"of fondant cords. Before you lay them out, change the shape of the cords so that they are not round. To do this, take two rulers and compress the cord between them, by squeezing them together. By doing this, the cord will become triangular. Place the cords on the cake.
Lay the cords out over this grid pattern you’ve marked on your cake. First, lay them all in one direction, and then take the remaining cords and cut them to arrange them in-between your full cords on the cake. Finally, create your outer waffle rim. Using your circular cake pan, lay the pan over the cake and cords. Use this to help you trim the excess cords accordingly. Repeat this process for the other cake.
NOTE: It’s hard to roll out cords to the same size when you’re doing it by hand, so here’s a trick to help you keep your fondant cords consistent. Weigh little balls of fondant, they should be about 1.5 oz each, and then roll out so that they’re all about the same length when laying next to each other. For more guidance about how I made the cords and their shape click to watch my Youtube video here!