La Maison Guimauve create gourmet marshmallows with an individual French twist. How absolutely delicious does that sound?
All of La Maison Guimauve’s marshmallows are handmade in their London kitchens, using the finest natural ingredients in a unique range of delicious and exciting flavours.
So if you’re looking for a testy sweet treat to offer your guests as wedding favours, then do read on. If you find marshmallows completely irresistible, then why not add a Marshmallow Tower to your sweet table or even have one created that you can enjoy in place of a more traditional wedding cake. Over now to Shelia, La Maison’s owner to tell you more.
Tell us a little about yourself and your business
We are an award-winning London-based company creating luxury handmade marshmallows in a range of delicious flavours. We started our business in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength supplying countless brides, top hotels and high-end events with our luxurious marshmallows.
What motivated you to start your business?
A love of sweet things in general and an absolute addiction to marshmallows in particular!
Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business
Our days are spent either fluffing up our gourmet marshmallows or creating and sampling new marshmallow recipes.
If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?
One example, we provide an amazing Marshmallow Tower in either 7 or 5 tiers. It is crammed with up to 200 marshmallows in a choice of delicious flavours (Elderflower & Champage; Raspberry & Lemon just to name a couple). It is a perfect centrepiece to a wedding – some couples have them in place of cake.
We also create beautiful favour bags of marshmallow cubes or delicate heart shapes. The bags are tied in ribbon (we offer a personalised service) to match the bride’s colour scheme. The most popular flavours are decorated with pure gold leaf or rose petals. Our marshmallows are gluten and allergen free, so it’s ideal for all of your guests.
Perhaps most importantly, our customers can expect Customer Service second to none. In our eyes, the customer is always right. We want to make your marshmallow experience as positive as possible so that through your experiences, you and your friends come back and buy from us again and again!
How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?
Couples are always welcome to visit our London kitchens where they can book a taste session. If that’s not possible, we ship marshmallow samples all over the UK so that couples can taste which flavours and colours are their favourites.
What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?
Every wedding is different and they are all special in their own way, whether there are 200 guests or just 20. We love to spend time finding out exactly what the couple are looking for. We pride ourselves on creating the exact match for each couple – after all, each couple feels that theirs is the most special wedding in the world – because it is!
The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more
Yes, we provide marshmallows for any kind of event. We also produce our best selling Luxury Toasting Box which is a total marshmallow toasting experience. It comes with 3 bags of marshmallows, a non-toxic burner, 8 skewers – everything you need for marshmallow toasting fun!
What have you got planned for the next 12 months?
We are continuing to supply our marshmallows to VIPs at top London hotels. In 2018 we will be pushing forward into the retail market – watch this space..
And finally, what or who inspires you and why?
It’s always inspirational to see the trends for the coming season. We are great fans of social media – it’s an amazing way to share ideas and support other small businesses.
Photography for all images: Fork & Dram
All images courtesy of La Maison Guimauve