Unleash your creativity with this Lambert Academy sculpted cake class from famed cake designer Lesi Lambert. With Lesi’s help, you will sculpt a 3-D cake of a classic looking Fat Chef. Lesi will guide you step by step through the process as you stack and carve your cake, adding in support and details along the way. Learn how to personalize your chef’s face by using Lesi’s secret cake paste technique that will only be shared with the cake designers who have this video. Lesi even includes her own cake recipe that is stiff enough to hold up under the pressure of sculpting and tastes so good your friends and clients will love it for any occasion.
Meet your instructor, Lesi Lambert, and go over the tools you'll need to sculpt your project.
With a few supplies from your local hardware store you will have a sturdy base that will support your cake even if you must move it to another location.
Learn how to properly stack layers upon layers in a way that stays uniform and stable for sculpting. You will also add underpinnings to keep your cake upright and begin building the basic structure.
Here you'll begin to carve the cake and creating the overall shape using your template.
Your crumbcoat is the base your fondant is laying on and this stage done well will make it look flawless!
Get your gloves on and watch how Lesi sculpts and molds cake like it's clay.
You'll notice how versitile fondant is and how easy it is to make those cool little chef shoes.
Rolling, measuring and cutting fondant to fit perfectly.
Lesi teaches her secret "cake paste" technique that will influence your cake sculpting for years to come.
Lesi teaches you how to carefully cover the head in fondant and add definition to the face.
Adding the details and finishing touches to the coat makes him look like a chef.
Fondant hair technique.
A simple way to make a great looking chef hat
We recognize a chef by his coat so the detailing has to be special and Lesi shows you how to make a chef coat with style.
Add eyes, skin tone with powders and dusting to give your chef personality.
How to make realistic hands that compliment the other life like features of your chef.
Lesi is a certified cake designer who has also studied with some of the top cake artists and sugarcrafters around the world. She’s won awards for her cake designs and some of her cakes have been featured on CTV Toronto and in the Toronto Sun.
Lesi teaches full time in her own cake decorating school Lambert Academy, teaching everything from cake sculpture to gumpaste art. Currently her favorite subject matter is sculpted cake design.
Lesi’s goal is to introduce as many new people to the cake world as possible by nurturing their creative processes and guiding them with her knowledge and continually growing skill set.