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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Quick and Easy #Vegan "Beef" n' Broccoli: For sauce: 1 cup water, 2/3 cup low-sodium gluten-free tamari (or soy sauce), 2 Tablespoons agave, 2 teaspoons white miso, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes. Whisk all these ingredients in a bowl and set aside. "Beef" and Broccoli: two, 9oz packs of @Gardein beefless tips, 6-7cups chopped fresh broccoli, 4 cloves of garlic, minced, 1-2 Tablespoons of oil of choice for sautéing. Sauce thickener/cornstarch slurry: stir together 3 Tablespoons cornstarch with 5 Tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl. Set aside. Directions: over medium heat, warm up your oil of choice. Add your @Gardein beefless tips and sauté for 6-7 minutes. Add your chopped broccoli and continue to sauté for 3-4 more minutes. Then add your minced garlic and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes. Pour on your sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add your cornstarch slurry and stir until thickened. Continuen to cook for 2 minutes, then serve on brown rice, quinoa or noodles. Drizzle a little sesame oil on top if you are #aboutthatlife. Want it completely #glutenfree? Substitute Portobello mushrooms or tofu for the Gardein product. #plantbased #recipes #dinnerin30minutes #chefreine #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #whatmyfamilyatelastnight #dinner #veganeats #food52 #feedfeedvegan
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Heyyyyy, my #babybrother is getting married!!! There's another wedding cake in my future!!!! And I've loved his fiancé @ray4me like a sister even before today!!! Congratulations you two! Momma is so proud💫❤ #thatbachelorettepartythough #westurningallthewayup #yeswes #loveandmarriage #loveandmagic
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sweetartstlouis

It's not Wednesday, but I need to shout out my #vegan sister and fellow business owner Monica of @puravegancafe. Here we are at the #loveandmagicbrunch ... and this is always how we are when we see each other--unless we are complaining about taxes or staff 😂. If you've not been to @puravegancafe ...stop playin! Run there this weekend and give her a record-breaking Saturday! #womensupporteachother #itsenoughbusinessforeverybodytowin #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia Amazing photos by @lbphotography1
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sweetartstlouis

We made all kinds of #loveandmagic for you today BUT TOMORROW😁, for #FridayPieDay, we will have brownies and ice cream, ice cream cookie sandwiches, peach cobbler with ice cream AND everything is available #vegan, but we will have some dairy ice cream available for those who are about that life💫 ANNNNNNNNND, we will be offering our #burgers into the evening, so come have Friday dinner wiyh us. We will be open until 8pm and the festivities begin at 4❤
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Will there be a first day of school that I don't cry a little? Probably not. Look at my babies!!! From left😂 my new 7th grader, my new 11th grader (wth?!?!), and my new 9th grader. Look at those Bayocs! #reasonformyhustle #firstdayofschool #icanbarelytypethis😣 #greatkids #horriblecleanersthough #sweetartstlouis # #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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And this post from @kateheartscake made me cry. Great photo...and so kind! Thank you so much for coming and celebrating this new path with me💫 #loveandmagicbrunch #JuanaElizabeth #mymommawasallupinthespot #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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In every field...
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I'm still floating from today's #loveandmagicbrunch ...and half asleep😂 Shout out to two of my three brothers for their love and support...they always show up! I thought 25-40 people would be great, and I was blessed with 70 for this brunch. #lookatGod 💫 More photos to come, but for now... #sleep☺ #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth
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sweetartstlouis

Friday night ice cream and treats. Brownies à la mode, ice cream cookie sandwiches, pie and ice cream. Starts at 4pm until 8pm every Friday! We hope to see y'all there 💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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sweetartstlouis

Did you know #Hibiscus has been used for centuries in #love spells. It is the base in my rum punch recipe, and on Sunday at the #loveandmagicbrunch at @meetanew, we will be serving Hibiscus Mimosas...cause #loveandmagic isn't just our tagline. Herbs, flowers, and cooking in general is real #magic. But trust, don't go brewing up some juju for love...unless you are mixing a potion for #SelfLove...cause that's the only love that matters❤ #MyAncestorsDidItToo💫 #spreadtheloveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #brunch
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And if that conversation is over our #vegan Big Momma Cinnamon roll, all the better💫 We open at 7am with breakfast, #coffee, #tea and #loveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #cinnamonrolls #howweroll
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sweetartstlouis

#ThrowbackThursday ...all burgers just $7 today. Won't you join us for lunch? #vegan #plantbased #burger #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartstlouis
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sweetartstlouis

Happy #TwoDollarTuesday!! All cupcakes are just $2 all day long. And have you tried the new #vegan Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch? Seriously, come taste this #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #plantbased #elamorylamagia #cupcakes
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sweetartstlouis

The Love and Magic Brunch is THIS Sunday, August 13th from 11am-2pm at @meetanew . Tickets are available here: bit.ly/lovemagicbrunch ...and these #bestEVER biscuits will be there. Come enjoy a delicious #vegan/ #vegetarian brunch with mimosas and the super fly @nappydjneedles 💫 We can't wait to see You! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #brunch
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It's still #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay and we have ice cream sandwiches with our Maine Events tonight. Open til 8pm💫 #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartstlouis
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When the babies express #TGIF better than all of us😂 We are open til 8pm today with pies, cookies, cupcakes, brownies and ice cream! Come celebrate the #weekend with us💫 Photo by @bella_words1#sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #joy
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sweetartstlouis

I have a thing about biscuits. My momma made the best, and once she passed, it took me seven attempts to create a biscuit that matched my memory of hers. Seven. I love when people say, "This biscuit is better than Popeyes biscuits." 😂 And...they may be right. At the #loveandmagicbrunch Sunday, August 13th at @meetanew , we will have biscuits with fresh preserves, salted maple butter, and pimento cheese butter...and so much more! I promise you have not ever had a better buttermilk biscuit in your life. Get your tickets http://bit.ly/lovemagicbrunch #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #biscuits #womeninthekitchen #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs #brunch
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sweetartstlouis

With the man himself, @nappydjneedles , discussing music for the #loveandmagicbrunch at @meetanew Sunday, August 13th, from 11am-2pm. Cocktails, fresh juice from @puravegancafe , a #vegan/ #vegetarian spread you'll ADORE, PLUS desserts...with an "s". Link for menu and tickets is in our IG profile. Get your crew together and have the brunch experience you've been dreaming of. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #brunch #womenchefs #womeninthekitchen #blackwomenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

#FridayPieDay ... So we will habe #vegan Peach Cobbler and this Vegan Strawberry-Cardamom Crumb pie today and other pies to light up your Friday. And since it's #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay, we will have some ice cream cookie sandwiches too. Open til 8pm tonight. Come taste this #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #pie #womeninthekitchen #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

It's #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay 💫 and this is our #vegan Maine Event (chocolate chip-chunk cookie) and we have our traditional Maines also. So come taste the #loveandmagic and celebrate the cookie today! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #cookies #plantbased #bakery
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sweetartstlouis

All burgers just $7 today. Come taste this #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #burgers #plantbased #vegan #
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sweetartstlouis

This week's burger special: Hot Fun in the Summah Time! Our house vegan burger patty with vegan chili, pepperjack cheese or vegan nacho cheese sauce, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, magic spread and bbq sauce. Come taste this #loveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #plantbased #vegan #burger #burger #womeninthekitchen #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

August flavors, top row: TRADITIONAL Mudslide, Harmony, Strawberry Cheesecake, and #GlutenFree Banana Split. Bottom row, ALL #VEGAN: Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch, It's Ya Birthday, Fauxstess, Lemon Sunshine. Come taste these new additions, and remember, EVERY Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm-6pm is #CupcakeHappyHour ...buy two and get one free😍 #loveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #cupcakes #bakeshop #bakery #womenchefs #womeninthekitchen #feedfeed #food52