Mille Crepe Cakes at Lady M Confections

This weekend, I ventured out to Lady M Confections at Orchard Central on the recommendation of a friend. Lady M made its name in New York with its signature Mille crepe cakes. Having a sweet tooth, I was super excited to try their cakes from here in Singapore.

Upon making our way to the store front, the hubby and I were slightly put off by the queue (we arrived at around 4:30pm on Saturday). There is the option to order cakes to go from the takeaway counter downstairs, but after some back and forth, we decided to wait it out. 

Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore
Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore

We were seated about 30 minutes later, although it could have been quicker had the staff been more attentive (we spotted a couple of spare seats at the communal bar tables). I should note that while the hubby was lining up at the dine-in queue, I was downstairs hedging our bets by lining up at the take-away counter. Surprisingly, the hubby got a table before I could get to the front of the take-away queue! 


We decided to order mostly sweet dishes (since this is what Lady M is famous for), and chose the signature Mille crepe cake, the Father's Day Special "Marron Mille Crepes" (with chestnut pastry cream), the Gateaux aux Marrons (chestnut cake) and chocolate eclair. 

Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore

The Lady M signature Mille crepe cake is comprised of twenty thin crepes with layers of cream in between. The cream was light and airy, with a hint of vanilla and undertones of mascarpone and marsala. The taste and texture of the cake was reminiscent of Penang layer cake crossed with tiramisu. Proportion-wise, there was probably too much cream compared to crepe for me. While the cake tasted okay, the hubby and I were both baffled at why people would queue to eat this.

Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore

The Gateaux aux Marrons was probably my favourite of the four sweet dishes. The crunch of the almond flour base and the creamy chestnut puree was a good combination, but not overly original (as most Asian bakeries have their own versions of chestnut cream cake, which may lack the presentation of Lady M's but taste just as good or even better).

Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore

The "Marron Mille Crepe" slice or Father's Day Special was disappointing. The crepe layers were dry and lacklustre in chestnut flavor. On the same note, the choux pastry of the chocolate eclair was bland and dry, and the chocolate glaze lacked that silky sheen. I was surprised that this classic French pastry was executed so poorly at Lady M.

Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore

Having been served all our sweet orders first, we ended up having a slightly odd flipped meal by finishing with the savoury Lady M Big Breakfast. At this stage, my expectations had been lowered significantly. To give Lady M some credit, the muffins, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce were done very well. The muffins were thick and fluffy, and soaked up the runny egg yolks and sauce beautifully. The mushrooms had a hint of truffle oil and was a good accompaniment to the eggs and baked beans. While the hubby liked the chipolata sausages, we both agreed that the low grade, overly-salty ham could have been left off the plate.

Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore

The price of our meal ended up costing approx. SGD70.00; for the experience and quality of the food, it was a poor investment. Although my dining experience at Lady M was not the best, it did remind me that you shouldn't follow the bandwagon and instead search for places that put taste and good service over marketing hype. 

(Not sure how Lady M managed to score a consistent 4 stars on websites such as Hungry Go Where - I'm being generous when I give it 2 stars in my books.)

Lady M Confections Orchard Central Singapore

xx Amanda

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