Image courtesy of Lady M Cake Boutique
Lady M Confections, known for its elegant, handmade multi-layered crêpes cakes and other gourmet desserts, has gained a stellar reputation around the world. The New York-based bakery and retail cake business was founded in 2001, and in the last 16 years has grown to 22 cake boutiques globally.

The 22nd and latest cake boutique opened on Wednesday, December 13 in Shanghai, China. It is the second cake boutique in Mainland China. There are also four in Hong Kong, four in Singapore, two in Tapei, six in New York City, two in Southern California, one in Boston, and one in Chicago.

The new Shanghai location was welcomed to long lines, which was expected after the performance of the first Mainland China boutique. That one, which opened in September, had 2,000 people in line on the first day and over 3,000 per day for the few days after.

Lady M’s Signature Mille Crêpes and Green Tea Mille Crêpes cakes have become major crowd-pleasers both in-store and online. Zagat has continually identified its boutiques as top category scorers with 29/30 ratings. The New York Observer sums up the boutiques’ dessert quality:

“This is the kind of dessert that sparks revolutions.  The minimalist white interior of the Upper East Side dessert salon matches the subtle richness of its famed Mille Crepes… The transformation of a Parisian street food into a dessert fit for Marie Antoinette is enough to melt any Francophile’s heart.”