It’s time to shake up tradition this Valentine’s Day with something a little less basic than the usual dozen roses from the florist. Sure, you could go high tech and 3D print a bouquet, but we kiiinda did that last year. Why not choose something even sweeter than a box of chocolates? These 15 gorgeous rosy recipes are great alternatives to share with those near and dear. Each is a terrific option for anyone from the unconventional couple to singles (who says you can’t have your rose-scented cake and eat it too?) to those who just can’t get enough of their favorite flower.


1. Turkish Delight Cupcake: A sweet treat in the form of a Turkish delight awaits in the center of these cupcakes. And the swirl of rose-enhanced frosting on top brings all of the flavors together just right. (via Sweet 2 Eat Baking)


2. Rose, Orange Blossom + Pistachio Breakfast Parfait: What a pretty way to start the day. A splash of both rose and orange water scent the yogurt with a lovely floral aroma, while fruit, granola and rose petals add texture and flavor all their own. (via Beela Bakes)


3. Rhubarb-Rosewater Syrup: Stir this homemade syrup into seltzer for a refreshing DIY soda unlike any other. (via 101 Cookbooks)


4. Rose-Scented Pavlovas With Fresh Fruit and Candied Kumquats: A plume of rose-scented whipped cream complements the sweet-tart kumquats and raspberries atop this delicate cloud-like meringue. (via No Thyme to Waste)


5. Rose Petal Ice Cream: Fresh rose petals offer a suble floral flavor and gorgeous hue to every scoop of this homemade ice cream. (via Klaudyna Hebda)


6. Rose + Rosé Bourbon Cocktail: We love the playful title and flavors featured in this fizzy bourbon-based sip. (via Hello Natural)


7. Macarons With Rose Chocolate Ganache: Bite into these delicate macarons to discover a hidden pocket of rose syrup in the center of the rich ganache filling. (via 2 Women + 2 Cats)


8. Vanilla Bean Rose Madeleine: A steaming cup of tea is the perfect accompaniment for these fragrant, cakey cookies. (via A Cookie Named Desire)


9. Strawberry and Rose Whipped Roulade: A thoughtful balance of vanilla, rose and strawberry mingle in this stunning-yet-simple cake roll. (via Butter and Brioche)


10. Raspberry Rose Fizz: This oh-so-pretty, rosy-pink cocktail is definitely making an appearance at our next brunch. (via Honestly Yum)


11. Mango + Avocado Bliss Tart: Underneath the rose-like arrangement of sliced mango, you’ll find a creamy avocado-yogurt filling atop a nutty no-bake crust. You can enjoy the colorful array of playful flavors and textures for dessert or breakfast. (via Aphro Cuisine)


12. Persian Rose Love Spell Cookies: You don’t have to be a wizard to master this love spell. (via The Chalkboard)


13. Flamed Strawberries: There’s something innately attractive about flambéed food and these strawberries are no exception… especially when a sprinkle of rose petals is added to the mix. (via Heinstirred)

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14. Coconut Rice Pudding With Rosewater-Vanilla Superfood Sprinkles: Store-bought tubs of rice pudding have nothing on this glamorous homemade recipe. (via My Natural Kitchen)


15. Rosy Birthday Cake: Who needs birthday candles when a stunning bouquet of roses does the job gorgeously? (via Ice Pandora)

Would you eschew tradition in favor of roses in edible (or drinkable) form? Share your favorite alternative V-Day ideas with us below.