white rose cake

Photo: Thalia Ho

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A Lovely Dessert with Not-So-Secret Admirers
One reader asked if she could marry it. Another said it was so beautiful she might cry. Thalia Ho, who writes the blog Butter and Brioche, created her crystallized white rose cake with Valentine's Day in mind, and it certainly inspired her readers to pour on the love. There's no question the dessert is worthy: It's a white cake scented with rose and vanilla; the frosting is a rose buttercream that Ho tints three different shades of pink to create an ombré effect; and, the finishing touch is a smattering of roses she brushes with egg whites and sprinkles with sugar. We're in love, too.

Get the recipe: Crystallized White Rose Cake