How “sweet” is this?! Lady M Confections, creator of the world-famous Mille Crêpes, recently announced they will be donating 100% of proceeds from their Pink Éclairs sales throughout the month of October to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Breast Cancer Research. Lady M’s Pink Éclairs ($6 each) are a classic choux pastry filled with strawberry custard cream and topped with baby pink chocolate for a delectable treat. These sweet treats are available exclusively at locations in New York and Los Angeles. Once you eat one of these babies, you will be going back for more all month long. It might not be so good for your waistline but you only live once–and you can feel good knowing that the full cost is going to breast cancer research.
Now I have no idea how anyone could resist one of these. They are so pretty that in a way you feel guilty eating them. I think that these would be a wonderful dessert for a baby shower or you can freeze some and take them out for Easter. (The color is just right for those occasions!) I feel that the traditional custard cream inside is something that is made to perfection and I appreciate how at Lady M they never make any icing or filling overly sweet.
While you are in a Lady M Boutique (where they also serve savory lunch food, by the way) or on their site LadyMCakes.com be sure to check out the confection that put them on the map and made them famous worldwide–the Lady M Mille Crêpes Cake featuring paper-thin handmade crêpes layered with ethereal light pastry cream. Delicate and irresistible, the top is gently caramelized till golden. The texture and taste are truly fantasy-like–alternating crêpe and cream layers literally melt in your mouth, leaving a subtle sweet finish.
You probably already know that the Mille Crepe comes in many varieties and that a new flavor is launched for holidays year round. Even the “regular” cakes not made of layered crepes are something super special and different. There was a fantastic cheese cake offered last Christmas and an amazing strawberry shortcake for Father’s Day. The Butter Pecan Mille Crepes cake is my current favorite.
Last but not least, Lady M has been doing a brisk business with their Bon Bons which are in an amazing range of flavors and textures–there is something for everyone from crunchy candy lovers to gummy maniacs. There are gift sets available in different sizes and you get to customize what is put in each tray. Try the Champagne Teddy Bears and Creme Brulee Almonds–they are super popular items and the stuff that candy fantasies are made of! The smallest gift box is ideal as a stocking stuffer or wedding favor. Whatever you decide to purchase from Lady M, be sure to throw in a couple of the Pink Eclairs to show you are doing your part for breast cancer awareness!