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Get The Training You Need To Run A Successful Home-Based Cake Business

Learn the techniques to craft beautiful and delicious cakes

Skills You'll Learn in The Professional Cake Designer Certification Program

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

  • and that's not all of it...

    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!

    Enjoy Your Work & Control Your Time

  • 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.

  • Why The Professional Cake Designer Certification Program At Lambert Academy Is Right For You

    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.

    Build Your Cake Business

    We built a successful cake business from nothing, with no help on how to do it or how to grow.

    Become a Pro Cake Designer

    Lesi Lambert has won numerous awards and has been trained by notable experts in the cake design industry.

    Use Our Proven Strategies

    We started in our family kitchen, 2nd kitchen, then expanded with rented spaces, and renovated our new 3500 sq. ft. commercial space.

    Unlock Your Potential

    We’ve taught over 5000 students cake decorating skills over the years.

    Learn From a Master Baker

    Lesi has consulted for a celebrity wedding featured in Martha Stewart Magazine & sold custom cakes for as high as $8000

    Become Great at Baking

    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.

    You Get Support For One Year After Graduation

    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.

    Cake Business Course Included

    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 

  • Operations

  • Wedding Consultations - tasting set up, bookings & Contracts

  • Costing for wedding cakes & occasional cakes

  • Step-by-step how to navigate city permits & licensing

  • Local Marketing

  • 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.

    Here's what past students have to say

    “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!”

    Cheral C.

    "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."

    Geraldine S.

    Your Questions Answered

    How long is the program?

    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.

    What are the hours?

    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.

    Can I do this training online?

    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.

    What's included in the program? Do I have to purchase any additional tools?

    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

    What if I strategically take all the hobby classes over time, won't that give me everything offered in the Certification Program?

    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.

    Is the program just a short version of a culinary course I can take at the local university or trade school?

    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.

    Professional Cake Designer Certification

    $ 1149 per weekly module (there are 6 modules)


    $5,997 for the complete six week program

    Financing Is Available

    • Professional Certification

    • Legal, registered, licensed business

    • 12months professional support

    • Professonal website builder

    • Local Marketing

    • Cake business manuals

    • Online 30 Day Business Roadmap

    • Cake design & cake business manuals

    • 210 hrs of hands on training

    • 1 year USCA membership

    • Operations

    • Production

    • Business Plan

    • 6 Weeks of Training

    Get a Detailed Breakdown Of The Certification Program And Dates For 2023


    Apply For Enrollment

    In The Professional Cake Designer Certification Program

    There is no obligation or payment required. You will be able to schedule a discovery call to get all your questions answered about the program, dates, financing...anything. 


    Lambert Academy

    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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