I can’t bake to save my life, but that doesn’t stop me from admiring a beautifully decorated baked good (and eating them, too!). I discovered Elizabeth Mayhew’s charming cake creations on instagram (you’ll want to follow!) a few months back and always enjoy her updates. From contemporary artists (Hunt Slonem’s bunnies!) to English china (Wedgwood Etruria for the win!), Mayhew draws inspiration from a seemingly endless array of sources for her cake commissions. Below, explore some of my favorites creations by the talented Elizabeth Mayhew (also known as “the Dutchy of Millbrook”).
A timeless blue and white Wedgwood Etruria inspired cake.
This nostalgic strawberry design is a white cake layered with homemade strawberry jam covered in vanilla buttercream. Yum!
This fabulous cake was inspired by one of my favorite Lisa Fine textiles, Kalindi Reverse.
A cake based on the iconic china pattern, Blue Willow. Inside is white cake layered with lemon curd covered in french buttercream. The detail blows my mind!
A wonderful cake inspired by Marian McEvoy’s fabric collection for Kerry Joyce Textiles.
A cake inspired by a classical Swedish interior.
A lemon cake with charming cherries on top! The cherry pattern was inspired by these sweet plates.
A darling lily of the valley design.
Mayhew’s graduation cakes are particularly charming. This one was for a recent graduate of the Upper East Side’s prominent all-girls school, Spence.
A cabbage-inspired cake based on a piece of antique French lettuce ware. The little ladybug!
This cake was inspired by Katie Ridder’s wonderful peony fabric.
A dashing green cake for antique dealer Gerald Bland (obsessed with the columns!).
Hankering for a cake of your own? Message Mayhew on instagram here.