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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Chef Edna Lewis. Granddaughter of an emancipated slave. Published four cookbooks. Received the #JamesBeard Living Legend Award in 1995 and the Southern Foodway Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Transitioned in 2006. I would have loved to feed her at my #LoveandMagicBrunch coming up August 13th at Anew @meetanew. It's always a big deal when #blackwomenchefs have the opportunity to create and be highlighted in this field. I hope to see all y'alls faces for this brunch! Purchase tickets via the link in our profile💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #brunchlove #plantbased #vegan #vegetarian
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Pies today...with ice cream. Come cool off with some #loveandmagic. #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #love #buttermilkpie #blackberries
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Breakfast til 11, then lunch begins. Get here for some #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #breakfast #brunch #love
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It's Friday, so we will have #FridayPieDay and with those pies our brownie sundae...and ice cream cookie sandwiches. It's hotter than any of us want to think about, so come chill with here today. We will be open until 8pm💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #brownie #icecream #sundae #hot #cooki
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When you say to yourself that you will not eat the photo slice with @scoopsstl #vegan coconut water ice because you have had a sh!tastic diet since vacation and you need to get right with life. And then you eat it anyway because it's essentially 80% fruit. Shout to @doriegreenspan for posting many moons ago how to make a strawberry pie without having the strawberries turn into complete mush. You rock. This will be a #vegan pie highlight tomorrow with other goodies for the #FridayPieDay. We hope you come celebrate Friday and the weekend with us💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #pie #baking #icecream #womenchefs #plantbased
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Tomorrow is #FridayPieDay...and we will be open until 8pm serving pie and ice cream ... and brownies with ice cream ... and ice cream cookie sandwiches. ...and ice cream and @scoopsstl water ice by the scoop! We will have #vegan Peach Cobbler and this #vegan Strawberry Pie with Cardamom Crumble, Southern Sweet Potato pie and Buttermilk pie with fresh Blackberries. We will also be featuring @bohlenfarms produce for a special flatbread for the evening... Roasted Sweet Corn with Purslane, peppers, feta and mozzarella (or vegan cheese for those who prefer). We hope to see you all for a little relief from this heat. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #pie #icecream #bakery #bakeshop #womeninthekitchen #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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Ooooweeeee! We are SO excited about this party disguised as brunch! On Sunday, August 13, this is where you want to be! Join SweetArt's Chef Reine Bayoc and DJ Needles and enjoy some of the BEST food and drinks you will have this year at @meetanew 💫 Click the link in the profile for tickets and menu. We promise you will leave full and fulfilled! #canyouturnupatbrunch #whyyesyesyoucan #anew #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #loveandmagicbrunch #womeninthekitchen #blackwomenchefs #brunch #showupandshowout
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Our Come-Hither Carrot cupcake is not on the menu, but joy is. Maybe it will be an August flavor...maybe Harmony will return...something Earl Grey inspired...or lavender. Possibilities are endless... #thinkingthinking #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #joy #cupcakes #bakery #womenchefs #womeninthekitchen #feedfeed #food52
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sweetartstlouis

Tomorrow is #TwoDollarTuesday 🤗 all cupcakes just $2 each all day. And if you haven't tried this #vegan Strawberry Sundae cupcake, don't sleep. July is more than half over...get here before it is gone💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #plantbased #cupcakes #cake #dessert #bakery #bakeshop #womeninthekitchen #womenchefs
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Til 8pm tonight...or until sold out. Along with Buttermilk pie with strawberries, Sweet Potato pie with whipt cream or ice cream, ice cream cookie sandwiches, #vegan Peach Cobbler, ice cream by the scoop for just $1. Come taste a little #loveandmagic on this fine Friday evening💫 #sweetartstlouis #FridayPieDay #elamorylamagia
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So tomorrow evening we are extending our hours until 8pm for a little #FridayPieDay. We will be featuring a new #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree AND #locally-made ice cream ( #Scoops) along with this #vegan Peach Cobbler, Buttermilk Pie, Brownies, ice cream cookie sandwiches and Scoops by the...scoop. We hope to see y'all. Trust us, you won't want to miss It! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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It's officially #Cupcakehappyhour ...buy two cupcakes and get one free. And this Raspberry-White Chocolate cupcake is 😍 Get here, y'all💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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This week's blondie is Blueberry Cheesecake. Our blondie batter is swirled with blueberry cheesecake and baked to perfection, then topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh blueberries...cause we have no self control😐 #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartstlouis
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It's #TwoDollarTuesday...and our new July flavors are the #truthandthelight. Traditional flavors: Southern Red Velvet, Banana Pudding, Raspberry-White Chocolate, and Chocolate Salted-Caramel. Vegan Flavors: Fauxstess, Strawberry Sundae (strawberry cake, vanilla frosting, chocolate Ganache, sprinkles and a cherry), and Saturday Morning (Fruity Pebbles). Gluten-free...It's Ya Birthday. And brownies, blondies, cookies, pecan bars, rolls, quiche, and for real #loveandmagic. Get here💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Technically, it could be breakfast because we don't judge your life choices... Try the #vegan Saturday Morning cupcake... #FruityPebbles cake topped with vanilla frosting, fruity pebbles cereal and a spoon...cause #wefancy. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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sweetartstlouis

Good morning, y'all...and happy Tuesday. We hope to see you tasting some #loveandmagic today. We open at 7am and serve breakfast until 11am. And this #vegan Big Momma Cinnamon to is just one of the many breakfast goodies. Get here💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Lemon Gooey Butter bars...done perfectly 😍 Come try one or 12... #sweetartstlouis # #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Cupcake flavors change next week, AND we will be closed July 4th and 5th . So come see us and experience some of the finest flavors (peach cobbler😍) we've made. We can't wait to see y'all! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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It's Pizza Friday...come enjoy a #slice on our organic ciabatta crust. So. Dreamy. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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She's Baaaaaaaaack. #AliceWalker bowl...all #vegan #glutenfree deliciousness. Coconut Curry Vegetable Lentil Stew on top of turmeric quinoa with our #kaleyeah salad, cilantro and cucumber. A customer favorite. Full of #loveandmagic💫 Get here, y'all. #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Daydreamin' and I'm thinking of you, daydreamin' and I'm thinking of you... Why are you still daydreamin'? Come try a #plantbased burger today! #Vegan #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartstlouis
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Chik'n & Waffle Wednesday💫 Have you missed our Saturday #vegan Chik'n & Waffles? No worries, because today we have it as a lunch special! Come taste this #loveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #plantbased
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sweetartstlouis

When you say "no bun" for your #vegan Southwest burger...but still get the onion rings. #nojudgementfromus😉 #plantbased #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #kaleandonionringsbalanceeachotherout