Lady M Confections
(Bryant Park Boutique)
36 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
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. It is perfection.
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.
GO or NO
Definitely go, but try to during non-peak hours, as this place fills up fast. It’s worth the wait though. Once you step into this all-white interior, you’ll feel like royalty while sipping on tea and indulging 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 crepes in between the fluffy cream layers, 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.