Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lady M Confections & Cake Boutique

For some reason, Valentine's Day is a holiday for sweets. That's not something I'm about to argue with, but I do have my standards, and no one sets standards for desserts like Lady M does. At $75 a mille crepe cake, Lady M does not play around. But no worries, you can always drop by their two cafes around the city and pick up a slice or two. Better yet, I usually head to their upper east side location for tea time and enjoy their delectable cakes in their intimate and limited seating area. 

Checker on top, original mille crepe on bottom

My favorite is their famous original mille crepe, a twenty or so layered crepe cake with cream custard filling between each crepe. It is an instant classic, and I promise you it will be love at first bite. My brother prefers the green tea mille crepe, which is a winner at any Asian-related dining party. Trust me, I attend many and have been served Lady M's green tea mille crepe at many. It is always a crowd pleaser.

Other desserts that I have tried include the banana mille feuille and the strawberry mille feuille. The banana one is quite a complex structure, but unfortunately it has too little banana and too much feuille. However, the strawberry mille feuille is something that I would have again because it has a great balance of flaky pastry, cream, cake, and fruit. 

If you're looking for something more cake-like, there's definitely something for you. The checkers is a great chocolate and vanilla gridded cake, layered with cream and covered in a chocolate coating. It still blows my mind every time I think about how they actually bake/assemble it. I also enjoy their strawberry short cake, but that might just be because it's a childhood favorite. Even so, their cream in any of their cakes are all rich yet not overwhelming, and that's always a plus in book. 

Whenever you're in the area, stop by Lady M and get a slice of something wonderful with a glass of iced Lady Grey! 

Green tea mille crepe on top, strawberry short cake on bottom
Green tea mille crepe on top, strawberry mille feuille on bottom

Lady M Cake Boutique
41 E 78th Street
New York, NY 10021

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