This term is so easy to remember – just think of a rose and its rounded shape. In classical architecture, a rosette is a carved medallion or disk having a floral motif or even just a simple, more abstract design in relief. Other industries use this term too, however. In fashion, it describes when material is gathered, arranged or pleated as to resemble – you guessed it – a rose. In the culinary world, a rosette refers to garnish or surface decoration (especially on desserts) imitating the shape of the flower of love and romance.