About

Lambert Academy of Sugarcraft
Contact: Lesi Lambert
Ph: (587) 332-4234
Email: lesi [at] lambertacademy.com
Address: In the community of Woodbine SW Calgary
Here is a little bit about Lesi Lambert – Owner of Lambert Academy Since 1989.  I have taken  on many food roles from private personal chef  to cake artist,  but my particular passion always came back to cake artistry because it allowed me the opportunity to fall back into my  artistic roots.  I spend  countless hours crafting cakes and teaching people the ins and outs of cake decorating and cake artistry, and I love every minute of it. I had always wanted to pass on my knowledge in cake design and cake art, so I  began my teaching career with  the Wilton Method of cake decorating at Michael’s. This was in addition to my full time job in the medical industry.   However, after a few years,  I felt that MY creativity wasn’t being passed on but what I had attained from the experience was  a solid background for teaching cake artistry.    This prompted me to establish my own school, “Lambert Academy of Sugar Craft”.   My focus was to expand on where the Wilton method leaves off.   I saw no  sense re-inventing the wheel.  I resigned after 24 years in the medical field to pursue cake design and teaching cake design as my new career.  I have since  had the opportunity to influence a great many young cake enthusiasts,  several of whom  have started lucrative businesses both  in and around Calgary and around the globe as well.  Here at Lambert Academy, you can learn everything from cake sculpture  to gumpaste art  and all things in between.    Interestingly,  my  business model is ever evolving.  As we continue to branch out, in addition to our regular hobbyist class, we now have a Professional Cake Designer Certification Program.  We still do small intimate class situations too, such as hosting  interactive birthday party  classes in which the participants are walked through the process of preparing  a themed  birthday cake for the guest of honor.  And then there are the host of many corporate challenge events that use the Cake challenge theme.  The possibilities in caking  are endless…. everything  from group training to one on one instruction.  Of course,  I must keep my hands in it, by working  my own cake creations as well.  I’m a  bit of a caking addict, you might say. I continue to learn and grow.  I love to travel  and  study with cake artists all over the world, since the styles of each region are so varied.  When  time doesn’t allow me to travel,  I study  through  live and online video training and on line webinars. My goal is to introduce as many new people to the  cake world as possible by nurturing their creative processes and guiding with my knowledge.
Training and Education
Sait,   Baking and Pastry Arts
Bonnie Gordon College,   Designer Cake Certification
Studied Sugar Arts with:  
Nicholas Lodge, James Rouselle, Becky Rink, Lourdes Reyes, Norm Davis, Claudette Peters, Lucinda Larson just to mention a few.
Awards Held
2009 Larche Cake Walk – Peoples Choice Award2nd place Novelty  Cake Artist

2010 Calgary Stampede – Red Ribbon Award   Novelty  Class

2nd in class Tiered Cakes

2012 Calgary Stampede – Red Ribbon First in Section – Novelty Class

2014 Calgary Stampede – First in Section – Novelty Class

2014 Calgary Stampede – Best Overall  in Section – Novelty Class

Featured in:

Edible Artists Network Magazine – Summer 2013

Avenue Magazine – Summer 2015

CTV Primetime News – August 2016

Calgary Herald – September 2016

Australian Cake Decorating Network  2016/2017