Winter brings Spring: A rustic Easter inspired bridal photoshoot

The shoot was inspired by the proverb ‘No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow’.  
Kathryn Hopkins, super talented fine art wedding photographer, sent me photos of a naked  cake I made for a wedding she photographed last year. You can see some beautiful images on Style me Pretty here. I literally fell in love with her style so I asked her if she would be interested in collaborating on a spring inspired editorial, which I wanted to be very organic and natural.  Suppliers bought this together with the use of natural textures and surfaces, such as rings inspired by twigs and sycamore seeds, flowing calligraphy on the stationery, and dresses in soft lace and silk.  These elements where combined with items that symbolised spring to us; the little eggs and birds.  The proverb inspired Rebecca Avery Flowers to forage for the remains of winter and combine with lots of foliage, keeping flowers to a minimum, something often seen at the beginning of spring as everything starts to bloom.  Make up was kept dewy and natural, and the hair in a soft roll and tuck design with delicate plaits to compliment the detail of the lace dress. Here is the result. I hope you lovelies like it. Thank you Fern from Rock My Wedding for the feature. 
A bientôt
Lau xoxo

Photographer:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography           

Jewellery:  Lucy Sylvester                                               

Headdress:  Rebecca Avery Flowers                           

Make up: Joyce Connor

Hair: Aimez Vous Hair & Beauty

Cake Maker:  French Made London                               

Flower Girls Dress: I Love Gorgeous                                           

Stationery:  Paperknots                                                     

Furniture Hire: Vintage Style Hire                                       

Wooden Plates: The Living Lounge

Film Scans: UK Film Lab

Brides Gown: Made by Kathryn Hopkins Photography

Décor/Styling: Rebecca Avery Flowers & Kathryn Hopkins Photography

2015 another year of naked cakes

2015 was all about naked cakes. Just like 2014 and 2016, and we LOVE it!

Here are some of our favourite creations.

Sylvanian Mr and Mrs Sylvanian

Hessian Our signature cake with Langues de chat biscuits!

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Photo Kathryn Hopkins

flemingphotobowling038 Rockabilly!

Photo Lexi Fleming


White roses, berries and foliage Wedding photography by Paola De Paola

Photo Paola De Paola

Jay Anderson Fine Art Photography - Game of Thrones Styled Shoot 035 Game of Thrones inspired

Photo Jay Anderson

SA_190915_154413-10 Finally!

Photo Love That Smile

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Semi-naked themed cakes decorated with a figurine, a bunting, fresh flowers and berries Unicorn lover

Bring on 2016!

A bientôt!

Lau xxx


Your wedding cake: Consultation and tasting sessions/ sampling.

Hello my dear friends,

Recently, one of our tasting sessions has had the privilege to be photographed by very talented wedding London photographer Matt Bedenoch. I would also like Ana and François, our lovely couple.

So if you are thinking of booking one with us, this is what it looks like.

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You will given yummy cakes to samples and a nice cuppa. In a A-HA cup. NOT obsessed with the 80’s😉

We will discuss flavours and design. French Made | Matt Badenoch Photography-11

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And any other requirements.

Please note that consultations costs £10 which are redeemable against your order. They are run from the comfort of our home in IG8. By appointment only. Get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

A bientôt.

Lau xxx

The cost of delivering and setting up a tiered naked wedding cake at your venue.

Bonjour lovelies,

A few couples have asked me how most cake designers calculate their delivery and set up costs. So I wanted to write this blog post to explain how it was being done. I hope you’l find it helpful.

I think naked cakes cannot just be dropped off at the venue, they need to be set up and decorated there and then, the main reason being the cake, being uniced will dry out if left out too long same applies to the fresh fruit and flowers we use for decoration. Secondly, it should be placed in its final spot and not moved about after set up.

As you can imagine, weekend or not, driving around London can be tricky (all that traffic and all those restrictions!) so it takes us approximately 3 hours to get to the venue, deliver and set up a naked cake. Obviously, it has to be reflected in the price.

So here is a recent one. Such fun!

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Cutting and placing the flowers on the cake.

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Placing the fruit and dusting with icing sugar.

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Placing the cute toppers (awww). So Mr French Made, what do you think?

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Adding the final touches. Tadaaaaaaa!

A bientôt!

Lau xxx

Alternative wedding for alternative people: Misfit Wedding: ‘Marrying misfit mind with wicked weddings’


Looking for something a bit different for your wedding? Then go visit Misfit Wedding.

The name says it all! These guys are awesome. This is what they say about their directory/ blog.

‘We’re there to help you find all the things you need to make your wedding a breath of fresh air compared to all those bland, nice-but-no-thanks weddings you’ve been dragged to.

We’re still new on the scene, but we’re constantly adding to the site and before long we should be the all-singing, all-dancing number one resource for alternative weddings in the UK.

An alternative wedding doesn’t have to have Darth Vader on the guest list or a gaggle of gregarious goths gathered round the groom; it just has to reflect the personality of the two most important people there. The bride and groom. Or bride and bride… or the two grooms… or the eightee…ENOUGH! The point is you can celebrate your wedding day however the hell you like!

Browsing around this website you will find that Gothic, Rockabilly, Rustic, Vintage, Gamer & Geek, Steampunk, Fairytale & Fantasy and other misfit themes are what we’re interested in. Hopefully we can present you with some cool ideas for your big day!’

Do you want a quirky, alternative wedding? Do you want your wedding to stand out?


Do you want your wedding to stand out?

Do you want to break free from the shackles of what is considered ‘normal’ and don’t know where to start?
Well, search no more. Here is the place to go Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza! Doesn’t it sound amazing?
We, French Made will be there too. Exhibiting our rustic, Anglo-French inspired cakes and our new range of organic homemade jams.

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As well as fabulous alternative wedding suppliers such as The Couture Company and their beautiful bespoke dresses, Rock The Frock with amazing vintage gowns, The Origami Boutique with their quirky range of origami bouquets and others accessories, Claire Spake and her cute stationery and many more!, there’ll be competitions and freebies!

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Photo: Paola De Paola                       Photo: Claire Macintyre

Wowser! Remember, Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza on 1st March in East London (Far Rockaway, Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, London). We hope to see you there!


A bientôt!

Lau xxx

Naked wedding cakes: To a ‘naked’ year! and many more!

No fondant, just homemade, scrummy sponge based cakes that exposes the delicious flavours inside.

Hello lovely peeps,

We hope you had a great Christmas and now looking forward to 2015!

I wanted to drop you a quick line and show you some of our 2014 designs and thank all the beautiful couples who hired us to be part of their big day.

In 2014, here at French Made, we created lots of rustic inspired cakes, especially naked cakes and I’ll tell you a secret, they are going to be even bigger in 2015 with the new… ‘barely’… naked.. one!!! So, I thought I’d show you a few to give you some inspiration.

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Have a good one! Bring on 2015!


A bientôt!

Lau xx