Born in Mexico City, Lourdes Reyes was always crazy about art. She began by painting miniatures and was soon doing all types of crafts.
In 1992 she began teaching courses in various techniques including Wilton Method Cake Decorating, Cake Decorating with Fondant, Jellies and 3D Gelatin art, gingerbread houses, and Fine Art Chocolate, Cookies, Gumpaste Flowers , Modeling, etc.., from Mexico City, the United States and Internationally.
Lourdes was involved with cake shows for several years and participated in major exhibitions in the bakery industry in Mexico and trained many bakery employees.
She was an active, long term member of the International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES) and participated as often as she could as a vendor and as a teacher at the various exhibitions held throughout the United States. Lourdes was an ICES Approved Teacher who graciously shared her love of the sugar arts with fellow ICES Members.
Lourdes was very fond of Kerry Vincent and the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show where she also shared her many talents. In October 2006, she participated in the contest of "Wedding Cakes Around the World", winning a silver medal as a finalist which was published in the book "Decadent Details"
She participated in the first contest of gelatin in Mexico in 1997 and won First Place. In 2010 she participated in a contest for the website Cake Central for their Steampunk Cakes in which won 5th place with her creation of cake and gelatin called "Captured in Time."
In April 2011 she was appointed by Dessert Professional magazine as one of the Top Ten Artists decorating cakes for this year.
Lourdes has been featured in countless newspapers and magazines, from Haute Cuisine to American Cake Decorating and everything in between. At times she even had major holdings in television programs nationally and internationally such as: Univision (EUA), Fox (EUA), Hello Peru (Peruvian National Television), and Mexico: A New Day, Today, Our House, Every Morning, Club 4 TV, Cable Club.
For all those lovely qualifications the words you'll most often hear about Lourdes are how kind she was, how generous and loving she was and that is why this memorial scholarship is important. To honor someone who gave so much to the sugar art community. A community which fiercely loved her in return.