In my web marketing day job, I appreciate the mild panache a subtle gradient can add to a design projects. They give things a little more depth and interest without a lot of flash.
The same could be said for this fab gradient cake, so artfully demo-ed by the lovely baker Ashley Rodriguez (of Not Without Salt). It’s a low-key but super way to give a little cake a big personality. Plus, I’m a fondant lover and have yet to play with the stuff myself, this just might be my beginner’s ticket.