Climbing Floral Arrangement Technique


In this tutorial, Serdar shows you his special way to decorate a tiered cake with a climbing arrangement of flowers.

This tutorial is about how to arrange flowers in a climbing ’S’ shape on the side of a tiered cake.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Climbing Floral Arrangment Techniques Course Material
This PDF document contains an actual size blueprint of the cake.

Planning the S Structure
Planning the Flowers
Adding Ribbons
Making the Small Flowers
STEP 1 - Assembling the S Structure
STEP 2 - Covering Joins with Chocolate
STEP 3 - Adding the Main Rose Clusters
STEP 4 - Extending the Main Rose Clusters
STEP 5 - Adding the Small Filler Flowers
STEP 6 - Adding Single Buds to the Tips
STEP 7 - Adding Medium Size Roses
Adding More Rose Clusters
STEP 8 - Adding Flowers Behind the FLowers
STEP 9 - Adding the Leaves
STEP 10 - Adding Mini Filler Flowers
Final Thoughts
Total Duration

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Pair of Scissors
Skewers Shop Online
Cold Spray Shop Online
Hot Glue Gun
Cellophane Shop Online
3 Tier Cake Stand with Center Pillar

9mm(thickness) x 150mm(diametre) Round Wooden Board
9mm(thickness) x 200mm(diametre) Round Wooden Board
9mm(thickness) x 450mm(diametre) Round Wooden Board

PVC Pipe Shop Online
2 x 50mm(diametre) by 200mm(length)
Often used to create pillars between cake tiers. Can also be used within the cake to provide extra internal support. Serdar often uses a PVC pipe to roll fondant.
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
50cm length
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Hexagonal Nut (10mm) Shop Online
x 2
5 x 60cm(length) Silk flower stems
Flower stem tape
30 x Silk leaves
Cake pop sticks
Thin flower wires
Double Sided Tape Shop Online
Zip ties
Recipes & Ingredients
3 Round Cakes

100(height) x 150(diametre)
100(height) x 200(diametre)
100(height) x 250(diametre)

White Chocolate Wikipedia
Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.
Other Required Items
15 x Large Flowers
15 x Medium Flowers
15 x Small Flowers
15 x 2 Petal Flowers
15 x Single Petal Flowers
6 x Bunch of Triple Medium Filler Flowers
6 x Bunch of 5 in 1 Mini Daisies


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