To make the rose syrup, put the sugar in a pan with 100ml water and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Turn up the heat and bubble for 1-2 mins, then remove from the heat. Add the rose water: start with 1 tsp and taste, as some varieties are much stronger than others â€“ just be careful as the syrup will be really hot. English rose cake recipe | BBC Good Food Please note: You are currently browsing img i am making myself this cake for my birthday russian that is 843x843px in size. This image is listed in rose cake ideas category. English rose cake recipe BBC Good Food, 843x843 in 83.53 KB.