About Sachiko Windbiel

Cake and cupcake designer Sachiko Windbiel, originally from Japan, relocated to New York City in 2008 to attend a culinary school specializing in vegetarian cooking and healthful food preparation techniques. Upon graduating, Sachiko began working at a wedding and specialty cake company, where she quickly realized that pastry was her destiny. In 2010 she launched mimicafe Union, where she creates custom-made edible fondant toppers for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops; she also leads classes in how to create them. Her specialty is 3D cake toppers; Sachiko says she loves the challenge of figuring out how to translate a photo or idea into a fondant figure. Sachiko has won many cake competitions, including first place at the 2014 National Capital Area Cake Show in the Wedding Cake division; first prize at the 2013 ‘That Takes the Cake’ show for her cupcakes and toppers; and first place in the Best Anniversary Theme Cake category at the 2013 National Capital Area Cake Show. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Cake Masters and American Cake Decoration. Sachiko’s motto is “Live a happy life and cherish your sweet memories.” To which we add: Especially the ones you can eat!

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