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Tea-time treat: Lady M launches Earl Grey cake for IFC store opening

New York-based chain celebrates opening second Hong Kong store

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 October, 2015, 4:13pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 February, 2016, 11:56am

The Lady M cake-shop chain has opened its second Hong Kong store in IFC mall and has marked the occasion by launching a cake exclusive to Hong Kong: Earl Grey Mille Crepes.

It features 20 layers of thin crepes sandwiching whipped French pastry cream infused with Earl Grey tea leaves. It’s topped with a tea glaze, decorated with earl grey sprinkles and edible blue cornflowers, and has an evident tea fragrance.

You may have to be a dedicated Lady M fan, though, to shell out HK$750 for the nine-inch cake, or HK$75 a slice.

The Earl Grey Mille Crepes will be available at the brand’s IFC and Harbour City stores.

Another exclusive for the IFC boutique is the Checkers cake, one of the best sellers on Lady M’s home turf in New York since it opened there in 2004.

This intricate cake weaves vanilla and chocolate sponge into a checkered pattern held together by whipped cream and dark chocolate ganache, and costs HK$58 a slice.