Racene "Ray" Mendoza is a DFW native, self-taught cake decorator, and co-founder of Reverie Bakeshop. She was inspired to learn about cakes from her aunt, who was a cake connoisseur herself. Racene is a woman of the arts and loves to paint, sing karaoke, play guitar, garden, and craft. She is also the mother of four conure birds and two goofy dogs. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her boyfriend, friends, and family, travel, and explore the local food scene.