Learn the techniques to craft beautiful and delicious cakes
Imagine yourself in our studio bakery, where you will have the opportunity to learn new techniques every day. As you progress through the program, you will gain a thorough understanding of baking, decorating, and design. You will have the chance to hone your skills through practice and, by the end of the program, you will earn your certification. These skills have become yours to use and build upon as you continue to build your business.
Canadian Food Safety Certification
Icings Frostings Fillings & Ganaches
Creating Tall Cakes
Korean Bean Paste Flower Cakes
Wedding Cakes Design & Display
Desert Cakes (4 Baking Methods)
Realistic Florals Design & Display
Baking For Dietary Restrictions
Special Occasion & Wedding Cakes
Vegan Baking Alternatives
Primary Design Application
Baking Primer Technique & Theory
Royal Icing Techniques For Design
Gumpaste Floral Modeling
Modeling Chocolate/Cake Toppers
Wafer Paper Floral Design
Intro To Sculpted Cakes
Costing For Recipes & Projects
Painting On Cakes
Gluten Free Baking Alternatives
When you complete the certification program...You will have the skills and confidence to run your cake business, start a retail bakery, cake shop or pursue a career with some of the best names in the industry. Our students have done all that and more!
Have the freedom and flexibility of working from home and setting your own schedule.
Earn a living doing interesting, creative work you enjoy.
A low-risk, low-overhead way to earn an income right away.
Get out of the corporate grind and make a positive change.
Starting a home-based cake business can be both challenging and rewarding. Our cake business started in the family kitchen of our condo, then a second kitchen in our house, now we’re in a commercial location. The point is that we understand your journey and are here to offer guidance support.
We built a successful cake business from nothing, with no help on how to do it or how to grow.
Lesi Lambert has won numerous awards and has been trained by notable experts in the cake design industry.
We started in our family kitchen, 2nd kitchen, then expanded with rented spaces, and renovated our new 3500 sq. ft. commercial space.
We’ve taught over 5000 students cake decorating skills over the years.
Lesi has consulted for a celebrity wedding featured in Martha Stewart Magazine & sold custom cakes for as high as $8000
Our program is based on our industry experience and only covers what we do, or strategies we've personally tested that work.
We Help You Plan Out Your Business
During these sessions, we will help you plan and strategize for your business, offering insights and guidance to ensure your success. Even if you are just starting out and plan to operate your business from your home kitchen, we can help you get started on the right track.
If you have any questions or need guidance, we are here to help. Whether you need help with a recipe, advice on a project that's not going well, or ideas for branding and marketing, we are here to provide assistance and support. While we don't claim to know everything, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
The focus of the business course is to help you run your cake business smoothly, understand branding, and how to market yourself locally. We also provide guidance on how to sell effectively and increase productivity.
12 months support
50k per year personal action plan
One-on-One business review & planning session
How to use outsourcing to do the techie and marketing work
Wedding Consultations - tasting set up, bookings & Contracts
Costing for wedding cakes & occasional cakes
Step-by-step how to navigate city permits & licensing
Free local traffic 1000's of visitors per month
Paid advertising quickstart
How to brand yourself correctly
Professional website builder free for 1 year
30 Day Cake Business Roadmap
The 30-day road map was designed to complement our cake business course, which can be overwhelming for those with little business experience. The road map breaks down the course material into manageable, bite-sized tasks, without any unnecessary filler. Each lesson is brief, and the instructions are straightforward.
You don't have to feel rushed to set up your business while you're focused on improving your cake design skills during the certification program. With access to the roadmap for a full year, you can take your time to implement everything you've learned at your own pace. This allows you stress-free focus on perfecting your craft without feeling pressure to rush through setting up your business.
“I took the Designer Program again in 2021! I also took all the hobby classes again just as a refresher! I really loved the second part of the program which is the business aspect. It was very informative and got me on the right track. I enjoy Lambert Academy so much that I took the entire Cake Designer Certification twice!”
"I walked away with a strong foundation of decorating and business knowledge that I will be able to build upon for years to come. I also gained a cake-decorating mentor and a business consultant from Lesi and Scott. I could go on and on about the experience I’ve had at Lambert Academy and the lifelong friendships I’ve made, in only six weeks! "
"Lesi is an excellent mentor and instructor She supports and encourages you at every step. Learnt a lot of techniques that I have read and seen about but was never confident to do it. I have done creations that is professional and received many compliments. I will always treasure those memories. I am in the process of setting up my own home business."
The program is divided into six one-week modules, which can be completed in any order or all at once.
It was originally designed to be completed over six weeks, but you can choose to take the modules based on your schedule and availability. It runs six time per year.
We begin at 9am and end approximately 4pm each day. You will receive 210 hours of in person, hands on instruction during the six weeks of training.
The best way to learn baking, decorating and design skills is by being face to face in a bakery and working with your instructor. This type of immersive learning cannot be replicated through your computer.
All your tools are included. We provide you with a uniform, apron, hair nets, personal tool kit and Kitchen Aid mixer that is yours to use for the program. There are of course many other tools in the bakery. The only thing you need to bring is your great attitude and your motivation to succeed
Absolutely not, each hobby class is designed for learning one skill. These classes don’t go into the depth that a professional requires. Think of it like going to the YMCA for swimming lessons and comparing that to the training and coaching an Olympic athlete goes through in order to compete. Both are swimming lessons but there is a huge difference in skill level.
Not at all. Our focus is very narrow in that we teach you to become a professional cake designer. A culinary course is designed to train you to be an employee in a high production kitchen or bakery. That is a completely different.
Financing Is Available
Legal, registered, licensed business
12months professional support
Professonal website builder
Cake business manuals
Online 30 Day Business Roadmap
Cake design & cake business manuals
210 hrs of hands on training
1 year USCA membership
6 Weeks of Training
Founded in 2008 Lambert Academy of Sugarcraft is a cake design training company with our head office in Calgary Alberta.
We are engaging the power of entrepreneurship and nurturing it through our students. Come and experience the evolution of home-based cake design and bakery businesses by starting your next career change with us.
Lambert Academy has partnered with The United Sugar Craft Association and The Professional Cake Designer Certification Program is exclusively available to USCA members. For a limited time your membership is included when you enroll!
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