Maria Lee Tseng Chiu-kwan is seeking to make a comeback after the collapse of her bakery empire two years ago with a plan to sell food over the Internet. In what might be seen as an unusual move for a woman of 72, Mrs Lee - once dubbed 'Queen of Cakes' - says she is headed for a new chapter in her career. 'I am in talks with various listed companies which are interested in co-operating with me to sell food and lifestyle products via the Internet,' she said. Products will range from Mrs Lee's puddings and sauces, to cooking utensils and lifestyle products. The products will be sold under her name. Mrs Lee said the expected partner would provide capital, human resources as well as other infrastructure facilities such as back office support. 'What I will invest is my image,' she said. The talks were expected to be finalised in coming months. Mrs Lee hoped the e-commerce business would start this year. The new move comes after the 1998 collapse of her 32-year-old bakery and catering business. 'The collapse of my previous business did not hurt me seriously. I accepted the fact and I am looking forward to a new move,' she said. Mrs Lee opened her first cake shop in 1966 and at the peak of her fame in 1980s she owned about 70 Maria's Bakeries in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai and New York. 'At the time, we expanded too fast and too aggressively,' she said. The company came undone after diversifying into property investment. She said her company, in partnership with co-founder Fung Lau Shun-kwun, invested millions of US dollars into a commercial property in New York which turned into 'a total failure'. Financial problems eventually forced the company into liquidation in 1998, High rents and the Asian economic crisis added to the problems. 'I spent more than 30 years in my bakery business. At my age, I cannot afford to spend too many years setting up another new business,' Mrs Lee said. With encouragement from her daughter, Mrs Lee started learning computer and Internet skills last year. Her Web site details her life and carries interviews by Mrs Lee with local celebrities. Mrs Lee said she was writing 5,000 words a day to update the content of the Web site, leaving only a few hours for sleep. However, Mrs Lee said: 'I am well-prepared [for the new business]. I will be very busy.'