Friday, September 19, 2014

Millè & B Crêpe Cakes

"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

As many of you already know, I love baking and I dream to one day open my own bakery.

I have time and again contemplated to take up a pastry course either in the UK or Paris, but due to personal commitments, I still find myself here in Melbourne, in the media advertising industry.

But there's a girl out there, living my dream.

This girl goes by the name Bee.

Bee loves baking, and she finds joy in creating beautiful and delicious cakes. It puts a smile on her face to see others enjoy her creations.

Unfortunately though, like many Asian parents, her father told her that she had "to get a stable job" and that's how she ended up with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

It didn't take long for Bee to land herself a job in a bank, but alas, she wasn't proud nor happy; she didn't get that job satisfaction all of us yearn for and she knew deep down inside what the problem was.

So, despite disapproval from her parents, Bee decided to take the leap of faith to chase her dreams, and brazenly founded Millè & B.

To keep her parents happy, Bee now juggles between baking to orders whilst maintaining her job at the bank, with a dream to one day open her cake shop in Melbourne.

This, my readers, is what I call dedication.

For that, I give Bee my utmost respect and as you can see, I'm doing my best to support her by spreading word of mouth about Millè & B.

Millè & B as you would have guessed, is an online cake shop specializing in the classic French cake known as Mille Crêpe Cake.

Each cake is handmade to order using fresh ingredients, and consist 20 even layers of delicate, paper thin crepes with each layer filled with luscious pastry cream of various flavours.

There are 8 delectable flavours available now at Millè & B and I've had to honour to try 4 of them thus far. You may view the menu here.

My absolute favourite was definitely the Oreo Oreo! Chocolate crêpes layered with Oreo whipped cream and generous chunks of Oreo cookies, then topped with an Oreo crumble. Say YUM!!!

I also really enjoyed the Sweet Salted Caramel crepes cake layered with dangerously delicious caramel creme patissiere.

But the best part for me is the crunchy salted caramel popcorn that Millè & B makes in-house. Don't say I didn't warn you, but those popcorns, gosh, they're incredibly addictive!

I also got to try the Balsamic Strawberry which I found was the lightest amongst all four. I know this flavour sounds a little odd to some and truth be told, I was a little skeptical myself, but hey, balsamic vinegar and strawberries do make a great combination!

The use of vinegar not only brings out the beautiful, bright red colour, but also totally enhances the natural sweetness of the strawberries.

Last but not least, the Matcha Adzuki - green tea crepes layered with smooth pastry cream and sweetened red beans. I appreciate that it has just the right amount of green tea, although being a matcha fanatic, I wouldn't mind it a little stronger. :P

Topped with white chocolate and green tea ganache, then finished with a matcha crumble (which I could not get enough of), this cake is made for every matcha lover out there.

I really like that Millè & B cakes aren't too sweet, and they have great, consistent texture throughout.

When eaten fresh, they are soft, smooth and taste absolutely divine. I can't wait to try the Tiramisu and Hazelnutella Banana flavours too!

Whilst some might find the crepe layers a tad too thin for their liking, I actually prefer it the way it is.

Bee mentioned that she experimented with thicker layers prior to starting her business, and she personally preferred the thin layers to achieve the melt-in-your-mouth texture. I'm with you, Bee.

As biased as this might sound, my family and I really did enjoy her cakes. To quote my sweet-tooth SIL, "Best crepe cake in Melbourne! Better than the ones we had at Jinda Thai!"

My Mum who isn't usually a big fan of cakes or anything sweet, went back for a second serving. I was so surprised and gobsmacked when she even requested for a bigger slice!

That's how good Millè & B's crepe cakes are. ;)

You really need to try these crepe cakes for yourselves! And the good news is, I have ONE WHOLE CREPE CAKE to giveaway to one very lucky Melbourne-based reader.

To be in the running to win, you will need to be living in Melbourne, to either have the cake picked up from Mille & B's location at Lygon Street, Carlton or have it delivered to an address within 10km of Melbourne CBD for a flat fee of $10.

This giveaway runs for two weeks and will end at 12am on Friday, 19th September 2014. The winner will be drawn and announced here on my blog by Saturday, 20th September 2014. Good Luck!! :)

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UPDATE (19/09/14) - Thank you to all of you who have participated in this giveaway. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Sarah, you've won yourself a whole cake from Millè & B!! I hope you enjoy the cake as much as I did. You've made a good pick too. ;)


To those of you who missed out, I am sorry! If you're really keen though, Millè & B will be at the Bend & Snap Market on the 28th September and you'd be able to get yourself slices (instead of the whole cake) to try the variety of flavours. Details as below:

Make sure you get hold of an Oreo Oreo slice - it truly is divine! ;)

36 comments :

Wan said...

Oreo Oreo pleaseeee! Looks so yummy! :)

Adela said...

It would be totally awesome to win the the sweet salted caramel. The combination of popcorn and crepe cake sounds super tempting and yummy!!!!

jennifer said...

Green tea FTW!saw your insta the other day and also other flood blogger blogged about this and makes me wanna try too!

Manda said...

Love to try double chocolate.

esther lim said...

Matcha is the love

Nita Sofan said...

Matcha

Sophia Zhong said...

Would love to win the matcha and adzuki bean crepe cake as I'm an avid fan of anything that spells matcha. have always wanted to try mille & b crepe cakes and chanced upon it when i saw your insta post on it. knew that I had to try having heard such great reviews about it. would be really awesome if I could be picked and would defiitely recomend to my friends ^^ crepe cakes, basicaly desserts, are my achilles' heel. it's a to die for!

Hannah said...

sweet salted caramel

Grace Tanumihardja said...

Sweet salted caramel

Jess said...

I'd love to try the matcha adzuki cake!

michelle Feruglio said...

would love to try the oreo cake, I love Oreos!!

Mary Nguyen said...

This is so asian of me, but ofc the matcha azuki, you got me at white choc and matcha crumble. Plus, I'd love to share it with my mum and 2 sisters :D (and omg crepes in a cake :O)

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I would love to try the vanilla dream flavor!

J.†.™ said...

Oreo Oreo please :)

thanh7580 said...

I want the Oreo cake after you said it's the best. Now, when do I pick up my cake? ;-)

S said...

Matcha and adzuki!

Sarah Buchanan said...

Gotta be Oreo! Yum

Claire Choy said...

I will like to try the Matcha Adzuki flavour! Yum Yum!

aatn said...

I would like to try the oreo oreo because i love cookies and cream.

Jayne Nguyen said...

I'd love to try the tiramisu version! I generally find the traditional tiramisu dessert too much so this might just be the ticket for me :)

Jessica A said...

Matcha adzuki please!

Mariana Yunita said...

Salted caramel for children please

Mariana Yunita said...

Sweet salted caramel please. I've been wanting to try this, and my children will extremely happy with the cake.

Evelyn Liu said...

I want the Oreo Oreo one!! Love it so much!

Evelyn Liu said...

Oreo Oreo!!!i love it!!!

Evelyn Liu said...

Oreo Oreo!!!

jhhelent said...

So many yummy flavours to pick! Probably start with Oreo Oreo and then I'll work my way through the other flavours haha

BakingTray said...

wow!! that is so awesome! thanks for sharing because I wouldn't have known this shop existed! I love crepe cake! only just discovered it and so happy she is living the dream~ I hope I can too one day.

I would love to try the sweet salted caramel ^_^ thanks for the giveaway!!

Samantha Cahn said...

Sweet salted caramel - sounds like the perfect way to end the week!!

Joey Ting said...

I would love to try sweet salted caramel

EatPlayShop said...

You are giving away a whole cake?! How can I NOT be in this comp?! I would love to try that Salted Caramel one!

And she is so living my dream too! (Goes back to day job and thinks about baking when she has enough energy to do so.....)

hungrycookie.net said...

So glad that someone is finally making these in Melbourne. I have been looking for these cakes since my NY visit. Hope the cake dream comes true for her! Its a really great budiness idea. The oreo oreo sounds sublime. They all do.

Sue Meng said...

Would definitely like to try the matcha adzuki ! To my disappointment, I haven't been able to find many good crepe cakes in Melbourne so far ! Matcha ftw !

Kimberly Peterson said...

Sweet Salted Caramel, please! Although they ALL look amazing.... #greedy

Alice Tan said...

Hi dear!
I'd love to have the sweet salted caramel mille crepe ALL TO MYSELF!
Diet plan off after reading your post!
They are so tempting!


Alice

Semi said...

Strawberry balsamic! :)

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