meet reine bayoc

Reine Bayoc is a maker of delicious things… vegetarian food and desserts are just two of the many. She was born in McKenzie, Tennessee, and grew up in Los Angeles and St. Louis with three brothers, her father, and her mother.

After studying abroad in Lyon, France, where Reine solidified her love of desserts, she graduated from Saint Louis University with degrees in English Literature and French.

After working a few cubicle jobs—while coming home to bake whatever her heart desired, Reine decided to take a shot at the dream of owning and operating a small bakeshop. In December 2008, she opened SweetArt Bakeshop and Art Studio with her husband Cbabi Bayoc.

SweetArt is STILL open and thriving (yay!), and Reine is currently implementing big plans for SweetArt’s bright future.

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Gonna hate to see this one go... Lemon Meringue Pie...Vanilla cake filled with the BEST EVER French Lemon Cream and topped with meringue then torched. If you haven't tried it, get here as soon as you can. #TwoDollarTuesday #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #loveandmagic
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A cupcake for a recent wedding...the #CookieMonster. Vanilla cake filled with chocolate buttercream, topped with vanilla Italian meringue buttercream and a salted mini Maine Event cookie. Maybe a March cupcake flavor? Hmmm, what flavor do you want to see on the March menu? #brainstorming #alwayseatin #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #loveandmagic #startedthedaywithagreensmoothiethough😂 #balanceyall
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Did you know SweetArt provides #SchoolLunches? One of our favorite schools is in session today making up a snow day from earlier this year. On the menu for their lunch: Veggie Cheeseburger Sliders with Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Fresh (never, ever canned anything) Fruit. Is your pre-school/daycare looking for inspired lunches? Food that is #fromscratch and made with #loveandmagic? Send us an email and we would be happy to develop and deliver a menu that your school's students would actually want to eat AND feel great for the rest of the day post lunch! Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. #custommenusavailable #nongmo #localandorganic #nocans #nojunk #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Today's Lunch Special: West Indian Chana (chickpea) Tacos with #vegan sour cream, cilantro chutney and these #beautiful cabbage sprouts from @cityfarmstl #GlutenFree #soyfree #vegan. Sounds like lunch. Come taste the #loveandmagic 🤗 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #spicy
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Oh, hey. Good morning, y'all. We serve this beauty Tuesday-Saturday as part of our breakfast menu. We call it the Grandpa Bill Biswich...named after Cbabi's grandfather (and #1 fan/promoter/PR😂), Bill Adams. He would get a kick out of this. And I would never tell him the sausage patty isn't "real" meat😂 Rest well, Granddad. #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #loveandmagic #vegetarian
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We have a #vegan Big Momma Cinnamon roll with your name on it this morning. Lemon-Blueberry Mommas too! Come taste the #loveandmagic. We open at 8am❤ #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Cherry-Buttermilk pies ready for the oven. Let's hope the cherries stay in place...🙂 Gonna be topped with Orange Blossom whipt cream. Also known as #loveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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For a little while now, I have not been "first in" to the shop. No 4am arrival for me. And this morning was no different. This morning, Valentine's, our counter charmer missed her bus and arrived late. Our breakfast chef was ill and needed to go home (though she came in like a champ cause she knew what the day could entail), our bakers worked the counter until our charmer arrived....and had to remain there because everybody came in for #loveandmagic. All the many cupcakes we made were just about sold out by 9:30am (!!!! My. Goodness!!!!), and more of everything was needed. Asap. And no one called me panicked. No one called me wondering what to do. Everybody stepped up to get it done...and put out all the fires themselves. And when I arrived later that morning, everything flowed. I've had talented people, but even the start of this day would have warranted a panicked call. But this is a crew of leaders. #Priceless. Shout out to today's crew...Renee, Jessica, Jermasa, Charles, Yaman, Léna, Verchelle, Mia, Ivette, and Jakiya. You all made today super successful, and it would not have happened without y'all. Thank you so very much❤ #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #Leaders
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So, we are about sold out of cupcakes and we've only been open for 2.5 hours. And we baked abuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunch!!!!! God is so good. And so is our baking team...we are scooping and baking and frosting more cupcakes so people aren't without the #loveandmagic today! Thank y'all so much❤ #bestcustomersevahevah #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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We are getting ready for all your sweet needs. See you tomorrow for some #loveandmagic ❤ And, remember, it's $2 Tuesday! #thatfornowthough😂 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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#Mood As we approach Valentine's Day tomorrow, please know: There is no love on this earth like self love.. No friend, lover, spouse, child, family member's love can replace one's self love. And, honey, once you have it... #seephoto #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #selfloveisthebestlove #beyourvalentine #comegetyourselfacupcake😉
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We make our #vegan Big Momma Cinnamon rolls everyday. And today, we have ou r traditional version and our #LemonBlueberry...so come taste this #loveandmagic. And here's a little tip: most bakers roll their cinnamon roll dough first then slice. We believe that puts too much stress on the dough, so we slice, then roll each one individually. Plus, this technique helps keep each roll a similar size...every time. #stressfreedough #howweroll #plantbased #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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When both teenagers have things to do, but #babyboy can hang out for a few in the kitchen while momma works. Surrounded by cupcakes, cakes and brownies...and he is out-shining all of it💥 #myyoungest #mysonshine #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #loveandmagic
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All day. All night. Renews. Encourages. Heals. Uplifts. Makes you feel like spontaneously giggling... #orisitjustme #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #loveandmagic
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Join us this Friday and Saturday for a new #Vegan pancake special we are calling the "Sanka": chai-spiced pancakes topped with fried #ripe plantains, toasted sweet coconut, lime zest, and served with an Island Rum Buttered Maple Syrup. All. Vegan. Our pancakes come with Creole-spiced potatoes and #vegan sausage...and it's all under $10. We open at 7am, and you should seriously consider coming to taste this #loveandmagic. #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Vanilla Buttermilk Pies with fresh blackberries headed for the oven. And a little #WednesdayWisdom. Come taste the #loveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #pie
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Shout out to one of my FAVORITE customers...Patrick. He has been coming for the past eight years, is a fantastic artist (he just gifted me this image for our kitchen), and a masterful energy worker. Thank you so much, Patrick! #wehavethebestcustomers #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Old-School Chocolate Fudge frosting gets me every time😐 Simple recipe made with the best ingredients thanks to #PlugraButter and @foxriverdairy with the specialty cocoa and chocolates🤗 #itsheavierthanitlooks #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #loveandmagic