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White Rose Wedding Cake

This bloom’s reputation as nature’s most definitive love symbol stems from the Greeks, who used the flower to represent the goddess Venus. White roses, specifically, have come to symbolize purity, unity, and true love — as opposed to red roses’ association with passion — which has earned them the status of Ultimate Wedding Flower. Here, New York City cake guru Sylvia Weinstock blanketed three tiers of cake in handmade, edible sugar petals to gently echo the shape of a French croquembouche — and create a temple to Cupid’s favorite bloom.