I wonder what thinking went into the choice of color for individual topics. Currently, it seems as if the color of a topic is simply chosen based on the first letter of its name. Is this a deliberate design decision and set in stone, or just something done as the easiest solution possible to have a more colorful design?
On the one hand, I love that the list of topics I'm following (https://www.cake.co/me/following) has this nice color gradient going on - but on the other hand, having all topics that start with the same letter look the same can lead to situations like the one in the screenshot attached to this post, where a recent post has been added to four topics all named "music*".
If there isn't some larger design choice for this, may I suggest choosing the color differently, for example by picking the first few bits of a hash of the name?