On a free Sunday afternoon, I decided it was time to try Lady M Cake Boutique on the Upper East Side. I had just heard Ted Allen talk about their Mille Crepe cake on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, so I split one slice of the 20-layer crepe cake with my date. With a name like Lady M, I was expecting a flowery parlor atmosphere but it was instead an all-white interior that made their beautiful cakes the star. I liked the mille crepe but will try their picture-perfect strawberry shortcake next time. And it's on the list as a place my mom will love. I'll take her next time she's in town to split a slice and get two cups of coffee.