Originally Posted by ladyren
"Being skilled at the mechanics of cake decorating has very little to do with skill in other aspects of this business, as has been demonstrated repeatedly in this very forum."
Isn't this kind of the point? That this editor/past wedding consultant at The Knot may not have the same knowledge as bakers about wedding cakes and costs and such?
My point was that you do not need actual cake decorating skills to be knowledgeable about the cake decorating business. By the same token, you do not need to be an expert on how to run a baking business (marketing, pricing, accounting, etc.) to be a skilled cake decorator.
The Knot focuses more on the business side of cake decorating as it relates to brides (plus a lot of other non-cake topics) than on, say, techniques for draping fondant, since brides will usually be paying someone else to worry about that. So if the editor is not an expert at cake decorating, that's not really a big issue. We don't even know what her experience level is in that respect so it may be a moot point anyway.