Lady M New York is a cake brand that originated in NYC in 2001 and now has established its presence with 39 boutiques worldwide. Lady M, the M which stands for Mille Crepes is an original creation based on the fusion of classic French crepe techniques with classic Japanese flavors.
We’d describe the common denominator of all Lady M’s Mille Crepe:
- Minimalist appearance
- Caramlised crepe top
- Complex tasting experience
- Velvety cream textures
- Delicate and subtle sweetness
- Light and airy paper-thin crepe layers
We tried a variety of Lady M’s cakes, from the famous Mille Crepe to Shortcakes to Tarts. Here’s our honest reviews so you could bet your money on the best cake!
1) The Signature Mille Crêpes (6 inches) $85
The Signature Mille Crepe features a lightly caramelized top, and alternately layered with ethereal light pastry cream. Literally melt in mouth experience. This is the cake that made them famous worldwide!
We definitely recommend this one, for it’s appearance, taste and quality.
But for a 6″ size cake, the price range is definitely on the high side. This is one of the cakes that’s below the usual 3 digits price tag.
2) Green Tea Mille Crêpes (9 inches) $130 – Most Worth It!
This mille crepe features a top generously covered in fine powdered green tea and between each layer, the pastry cream is infused with green tea – enveloping a mild bitter-sweet tea fragrance.
If we were to pay $85 for a 6″ signature cake, we’d place our money on this cake instead. It’s 9″, and with generous amount of high-end green tea powder (expensive stuff!).
3) Checkers (9 inches) $130
Striking black and white in appearance, this lovely Checkers Cake weaves together a precise and tender checkerboard of vanilla and chocolate sponge cake, which certainly appeals to chocolate lovers. The lightest fresh whipped cream comes tucked between the squares, all outfitted in a silky dark chocolate ganache.
However, with this price tag, maybe Laurent Bernand might provide a richer chocolate experience.
4) Strawberry Shortcake (9 inches) $140
A classic Strawberry Shortcake, made from fresh strawberry slices and soft, dense sponge which Lady M prides using superfine flour imported from Japan. It’s a premium vanilla sponge cake topped with expensive strawberries.
Beautiful appearance, yes. Delicious, yes! Price tag…likely a no.
5) Tarte Au Citron (9 inches) $130 – Yes?
Fresh-squeezed lemons are the key ingredient in Lady M’s blissfully fresh Tarte au Citron. The perfectly smooth, sweet, and tart citrus custard is paired with a classic shortbread crust and an elegant ring of whipped cream.
The crust of the tarte is buttery, a little sweet and has a shortbread-like mouthfeel, resemblances the crusty texture of a cookie.
Although it’s quite uncalled for to be looking for tarts in a Mille Crepe specialty shop, this Tarte is definitely one we would recommend.
We thought that Lady M’s attempt at extending its arms to other baked goods, but seems like they’d be best focused on their specialty, Mille Crepes. Well, tarts as well, maybe!
If you’re looking for something similar, maybe consider trying our handcrafted Mille Crepe with Mao Shan Wang layered generously. It’s going at $88 now, definitely one that’s delicious and won’t break your bank.
Check out our cakes menu maybe?
Other Common FAQs
Who is the lady featured?
The lady featured, Chef Manami Narita is one of the original and senior Lady M New York pastry chefs. She is known for creating many popular Lady M cakes, including Rose Mille Crepes, Salted Caramel Mille Crepes, and Pistachio Mille Crepes. (source: Newswire)
Who is the owner of Lady M?
CEO Ken Romaniszyn
Hand-made. Every part of their cakes are made by hand, crepe layers pan-fry layer by layer and each separated with a brush of pastry cream.
Can you freeze Lady M cakes?
Cakes may be kept frozen in the freezer for up to 2 months. Please keep them frozen and defrost in the fridge for 12 hours before serving.
How many calories are in a slice of Lady M cake?
There are 450 calories in 1 slice (111 g) of Lady M Signature Crepe Cake. Calorie breakdown: 46% fat, 43% carbs, 11% protein.
How many crepes are in a Lady M cake?
Do Lady M cakes have gelatin?
Are Lady M cakes suitable for muslim friends?
Nope, contains pork gelatin.
Can’t decide what to have? How about checking out our cakes menu here?