It Takes 20 Thin Crêpes To Make Each Signature Cake At This New York City Confectionery

The Lady M Confections boutique at Bryant Park has built a reputation for creating the freshest handmade cakes around

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This international cake boutique has build up an impressive clientèle thanks to its famed crêpe creations.

Lady M Confections is famous for its decadent, handmade cakes, and most notably its glorious Signature Mille Crêpes. This golden beauty is made of 20 paper-thin, handmade crêpes, alternately layered with a light, sweet, and custardy pastry cream, which is then delicately caramelized on top. This signature cake also comes in a variety of flavors, all of which are outstanding.

Lady M offers a green tea infused flavor, topped off with a glowing layer of green tea powder; a strawberry version, incorporating fresh strawberries into the cream between each impossibly thin crêpe; a refreshing, citrusy lemon option, finished off with a nice coat of powdered sugar;  the Plaza Food Hall-exclusive chocolate and banana mille crepes; a rich, cocoa powdered chocolate crepes-on-chocolate cream offering; and finally a dreamy coconut mille crêpes, with coconut flakes incorporated into the cream which is also infused with almond flavor and a hint of coconut rum.

Lady M also features a selection of chocolate cakes, such as the Gateau au Chocolate topped with dark chocolate ganache and a gold shimmer; a variety of pastries and eclairs; and other seasonal masterpieces, such as the banana mille feuille which features a flakey, puff pastry, whipped cream, and layers of vanilla sponge cake.

This place fills up fast, but it’s absolutely worth the wait. Once you step into Lady M’s all-white interior, you feel like royalty as you sip on tea and indulge on cakes in the modern and impeccably tasteful sweet shop. You can tell how much work is put into each of these creations from the very first bite. As you taste the multiple, soft layers of crêpes in between each fluffy cream layer, you just know it took a good deal of time and effort to create such a delicate, quality cake. It's not too heavy and doesn't make you feel guilty after indulging in a piece (whether or not it should!) I absolutely loved my piece of heaven and chose to pair it with an aromatic rose petal latte.

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