I love the solid, bold single color accents against an uncluttered background. For a portfolio site, the division of sections would be useful for clarity. Also, including some whimsical red graphical icons would add some character.
Just saw the prettiest plastic plate at Target. now i have a reason to go back and get it! DIY Cake Stands from outdoor plates and cups. (Wouldn't suggest using a rounded/concave plate as it might sag the cake or pie.