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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It's all in the details... Speaking of details, have you signed up for Chef Reine's How To Frost a Cake Like a Pro class? Class link is in our Instagram profile. Learn the art of the details...and take a cake home with you at the end! #cakeclass #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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#Vegan Lemon-Cherry Big Momma rolls this morning...plus our traditional bigs. Happy Saturday, y'all! It's a beautiful day for some #loveandmagic💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #ThankGod
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Sweet Potato Brioche Bread Pudding, topped with a brown sugar meringue...for the #FabulousFox #MotownTheMusical And don't worry, we will have some in the shop tomorrow for y'all🤗 #wrongtimetobedetoxing😐 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic💫 #elamorylamagia
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Congratulations to SweetArt's Reine Bayoc, the newest resident chef at @meetanew. Chef Bayoc will bring her signature #loveandmagic by offering delectable #plantbased dishes and show-stopping desserts. We are so proud to be a part of such a fantastic organization. #allthewayup #sweetartstlouis #meetanew #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Have you signed up for SweetArt's own #chef Reine's How To Frost a Cake Like a Pro class? Learn tips and secrets on how to execute showstopping designs in a fun and relaxed setting. Class is Sunday, April 2nd from 2:00pm-4:30pm, and the sign up link is in our profile. The best part? You get to take a cake home with you! #cakeclass #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Cause our #Vegan Come Hither Carrot cake is probably the best carrot cake we've ever had. Ever. And it's #TwoDollarTuesday, y'all🤗 All cupcakes (traditional, vegan, and #GlutenFree are just $2. Grab one after joining us for lunch. We can't wait to see you. Like, for real😊 #loveandmagic💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Introducing the #AudreLorde Bowl...cause she's our #buddha. This bowl is always #Vegan and changes weekly. This week: Spicy Peanut-Coconut Chickpeas with Turmeric Quinoa, Garlic-Sesame Broccoli, Red Cabbage and Pickled Carrots and Daikon. Come taste this #loveandmagic💫 #GlutenFree #plantbased #thisweekonly #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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When you tell the kids Garam Masala spiced Okra is part of dinner, and they celebrate...and by celebrate I mean complain and start negotiating other vegetable side options. Even salad. To avoid having okra. And you explain that momma knows how to de-slime (or reduce the mucilage) in okra so it's all good. And they still negotiate😑 So. Ungrateful.😂 Recipe coming to the blog soon. #ishouldhavemadeslimyokra #whentheyleavethisgoodcooking #theylllearnoneday😂 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic
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Rest well, sir.
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Spiced #Vegan Belgian Waffle with our scramble of the day and Creole-spiced potatoes. Breakfast is so ridiculous today! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Chef Reine in the beginning stages of putting a little #loveandmagic on a #Vegan chocolate cake. A sincere thank you to those who have already signed up for Reine's #LoveandMagicSundaySessions How to Frost a Cake Like a Pro class! It is going to be so much fun. If you haven't signed up yet, the link is in our Instagram profile. #cakeclass #sweetartstlouis # #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Lemon Pound cake with a vanilla donut glaze and fresh, tart strawberries. Could be your breakfast...we won't tell. Happy Friday, y'all 🤗Come taste this #loveandmagic. #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Let SweetArt's chef/owner Reine Bayoc lead you in fun and relaxed atmosphere through the process of decorating a three-layered cake like a pro! You will learn how to level, fill, crumb coat, final frost and execute a custom buttercream design on your very own cake that (this is the BEST part) you get to take home and enjoy with your family. Limited space available. Purchase tickets via link in Instagram profile. Traditional, #Vegan, and #GlutenFree cakes available. It's going to be so much fun! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagickitchen #loveandmagic #cakeclass
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Cause #Vegans need Chick'n & Waffles too. New #Spring menu starting this Saturday. We hope you come by to see AND taste what we've been working on! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Happy Wednesday, y'all! Let us make your #humpday a little better. Today we have a Throwback Burger Special for dine in or carry out...with Kale Yeah salad or locally-produced @billygoatchips. Just $7. Lunch starts at 11am. See you soon! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Good morning, y'all! Happy #PiDay #314. We open at 7am, and there is nothing better, in my humble opinion, that a slice of pie for breakfast! It's my favorite breakfast, actually. We have Bourbon Pecan pies, #vegan #Cherry pies, and Tuscan quiche. So worth the crunches and squats. Trust me. #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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As we gear up for a new week... It takes real courage to use and speak your heart when all the world seems to be on #TeamPetty or #TeamIGiveNo (insert your word of choice). Speaking your heart is so freakin sexy and strong. #brenebrown #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #thisweekuseyourheart #itmakesyoustrong #strongoverpettyanyday
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Fun cake executed by pastry chef @mrsdees for a surprise 30th birthday party! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #CustomCake
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Y'all (!!!!) my baby girl has worked at the shop for the past two days, and I cannot stop smiling😁😁😁 I LOVE HER SO MUCH! She's doing great, and we are functioning well in the work environment, and I am so proud of her. And her parent-teacher conferences rocked!!! 😂 And, no, she did not want to take a picture. But oh well😁😁😁 #sheswaitingonherphotographyinternshiptobegin #untilthen.... #TeamSweetArt #yallknowthatmotherdaughterrelationshipbespecialasamug #teenagers #babygirl #sweetartstlouis # #elamorylamagia #allthehashtags 😂😂😂
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While the weather is being #SoStLouis, we showed up and out anyway. Come taste the #loveandmagic. #plantbased #Vegan #pancakes #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Cherry Pie today. And it's ridiculous. #sweetartstlouis # #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Your reminder.
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#internationalwomensday Shout out to the originator...my momma #JuanaElizabeth. The first woman who taught me to trust women. She said if a woman says she doesn't trust other women, then she doesn't trust herself. It has nothing to do with other women. And thank you momma for teaching me to MAKE MY OWN MONEY (a--effin'--shé) May the women in your community be your sisters...which is everything. #wetrulydoruletheworld #ifwecanstoptrippin #wemightevenchangeitforthebetter #sweetartstlouis # #loveandmagic