From fragrant roses to a decadent chocolate cake decorated with buttercream rosettes, everything’s coming up roses.

The link between red roses and romantic love dates at least as far back as ancient in the Greece, when it was said that Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, pricked her ankle on a white rose as she rushed to Adonis, her dying lover. The white rose instantly turned red, and red roses became forevermore inextricably linked with the intensity of her love.


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