Love is in the air.. Couples are preparing to celebrate their love for each other, thinking of ways to please and surprise their partners. Valentine’s Day is one of the romantic days of the year. But have you ever wondered how this celebration came about? Well, there are many versions of the legend of St. Valentine. Let us tell you about the ones that we heard about. One legend claims that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. Back then, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men as he believed that single men made better soldiers than married men. Realizing how ridiculous it was to put a stop to love, Valentine ignored Claudius and performed secret marriages for young lovers. However Claudius discovered Valentine’s act of defiance and punished him with the death sentence. What an admirable man, he stood up against the oppression and stuck to his principles fully knowing the consequences of his actions.

Nonetheless, there are others who insist that the Christian church placed St. Valentine’s feast day in same month of the pagan celebration of Lupercalia in order to spread its Christian influences. Lupercalia is a fertility festival dedicated to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus and also Faunus, who is the Roman god of agriculture. During the festival, priests would sacrifice a goat for fertility and a dog for purification. The goat’s hide would then be cut into strips and dipped into sacrificial blood. They are used to gently slapped women and crop fields to make them more fertile. Later in the day too, young women would place their names in a big urn in hopes of finding potential husbands. Much like lucky draws, bachelors would randomly pick a name and become paired with the chosen woman for a year. If this practice continued to our times, it would be a totally bizarre and terrifying ritual to perform. Imagine having to rely on lucky draws to find the right partner for yourself, many things would have gone wrong.

Luckily in the twenty-first century, we get to decide whom we choose to shower our love on. Be it publicly or privately, we display affection for our partners by buying gifts and bringing them out on cheesy dates. In Kuching, you know it’s that time of year again when roadside stalls selling teddy bears, chocolates and bouquet of flowers start popping up.

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“Roses are red, violets are blue, shopping for your significant other can be quite difficult to do. “

Let Cakes Corner settle your problems of finding the right gift for her. Save yourself the hassle of being stuck in the traffic jam and going from stall to stall to look for that particularly cute purple teddy bear she mentioned a while ago. When you fail though, you wonder whether she would like the miserable-looking octopus soft toy you got for her instead. So for all the clueless guys out there, trust Cakes Corner to take care of your girlfriends’ needs and keep her happy. Nothing says that you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow better than our lovely heart-shaped gift box. In the box are nine fresh roses accompanied with an adorable teddy bear. Nine roses to symbolize eternal love or simply mean “I want to be with you forever” and your love for her is pure and genuine. Now that’s how you melt a girl’s heart.

Why Choose Us

We’re always open to new ideas so if you have better plan of how the roses and teddy bear should be, just show us a picture and we’ll present to you the gift. Did you know that different colours of roses carry different meanings?

Red – Love, beauty, courage and passion, respect

Dark red – Unconscious beauty

Single red – “I love you”

White – Purity, innocence, “I am worthy of you”

Pink – Appreciation, admiration, gratitude, “Thank you”

Yellow – Joy, friendship, delight, “I care”

Orange – Desire, enthusiasm

Red and white – Unity

Red and yellow – Jovial and happy feelings

Lavendar – Love at first sight

Blue – The unattainable and the impossible

Impress your girl with a touch of creativity and sincerity. Go ahead and personalize your gift by hiding a message among the roses. The dose of mystery will keep your relationship exciting and make the girl of your dreams cherish your present even more J Here’s another good news for you. To make your job a lot easier, we’ll deliver it right to the doorstep of your house for FREE! Spend the extra money to treat her to a romantic candle-lit dinner and sweep her off her feet.

 

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