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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Browned-Butter Blondies with chocolate chips, salted caramel, and cayenne-spiced Brazil nuts. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #butter
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Good Saturday morning, y'all. We're just gonna put this #Vegan Big Momma Cinnamon Roll right here💫 Hope to see you today! #happypride #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartstlouis
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Feeling like a breakfast taco type of morning... scrambled eggs or tofu scramble, Creole-spiced potatoes, vegan chili, cilantro, Southwest sauce on organic corn tortillas... #loveandmagic💫 #vegan #vegetarian #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #GlutenFree
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It's #CupcakeHappyHour! Buy two and get one free. Come taste this #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out in the world and to @cbabi Thanks for being present from day one in our children's lives...thanks for being the main driver's ed teacher because I do not have the nerves for it😂, and thanks for creating an open relationship with each child where they can come to you for anything. Shout out to my brothers @maine_event75 @2ndro and my eldest brother who doesn't do social media cause he's the smartest, Cedric José) for all being like a dad to me in some way. And to my dad, Ellis. #celebratedad #fatherhood
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A little #vegan Cherry-Peach Galette today. Still serving breakfast and lunch starts at 11am. We hope to see you! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Cause @clementinescreamery Salted Crack Caramel goes perfectly in a Maine Event Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich. Visit the businesses in the #shawneighborhood tonight from 6pm-8pm and support local entrepteneurs💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #summertime
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For tonight's Shaw Crawl from 6pm-8pm, we will have cupcakes, cookies and bars...and this #vegan Brownie goodness...topped with @clementinescreamery #vegan chocolate ice cream or topped with their Salted Crack Caramel ice cream. We will even warm up the brownie for you cause we like y'all like that💫 See you tonight! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #shawneighborhood
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Tonight's the night! Join SweetArt and other Shaw Neighborhood businesses for #ShawCrawl where you get to experience the small businesses in the Shaw Neighborhood! SweetArt will be open today until 8pm serving sweet treats, cool drink and brownie sundaes. Swing by to see us and all the other great businesses that make this community even more wonderful💫 We are all here for you ❤ #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #shawneighborhood
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sweetartstlouis

Our buttermilk pie will make your day. Happy Friday, y'all! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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I'm going to put this right here... Happy Wednesday, y'all. Come taste some #loveandmagic today. We open at 7am💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Happy Monday❤ #repost
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"I have two older sisters. And they told me a man should smell good. So I've been wearing cologne everyday since I was nine," T.R. Something I heard today that made me laugh. Happy Saturday, Y'all. #minipoundcake #sweetartstlouis # #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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When you make #vegan Peach Pie Big Momma Cinnamon Rolls because you know life is worth living😂 Y'all, come taste this #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #plantbased
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Clockwise from top right: #vegan Maine Event, #vegan Sunkissed (lemon-cherry), our traditional Maine Event, and our traditional It's Ya Birthday. Cookies make a Saturday better. Trust us. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #cookiegamestrong
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Breakfast BLT Bagelwich...with an egg or baked #organic tofu. Served daily. Come taste the #loveandmagic and get your day started in the right💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Maine Events, named after my brother Jermaine, but I have two other brothers and their cookies are coming soon😂. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunk-Chip cookies. That salt on top though💫... #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartstlouis
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#Vegan Peach Cobbler cupcake...all up close and personal...all delicious and not nutritious...all filled with peach pie goodness and #loveandmagic💫 See y'all tomorrow☺ We open at 7am, and you can have this cupcake for breakfast (or something from our "real" breakfast menu). No judgment. #liveyolife #cupcakesforbreakfast #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Some newness up in the shop. We have a new #Mediterranean bowl with sundried tomato hummus, millet tabouli, #organic mixed greens, pickled red onions and Moroccan-spiced carrots. And if you are needing some grounding, we have a Gloria Bowl that's made with turmeric quinoa, berbere-spiced black-eyed peas, sauted kale, roasted sweet potatoes with a Curry Coconut #Peanut sauce. And a crazy delicious hummus wrap with cilantro cilantro, cucumbers, roasted carrots and organic greens. Join us for lunch. Right now until 3pm. And it's #TwoDollarTuesday on all cupcakes. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #plantbased #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree
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For staff bonding, Charles suggested the crew take a Trap Yoga class with the sensational Nikole Brown (@grumpusbrown). This morning only 33% of the SweetArt crew showed up😂 But earlier in the week everyone was all, "Yeah, that sounds great! I'm in." Where were y'all at though?😑 😂 Y'all missed @mrsdees calling on Jesus😂 Thank you, Nikole, for the perfect way to start a Sunday! We missed you Ashely, Lena, Renee, Yaman, Ivette, Kendall, Barbara, Britine, and Hanna😂 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #nobodywantedtogetupthismorning #lookatthosepostyogasmiles #iheardmynewthemesongwhileinclass #ijustmaylovetrapmusic #yoga #yoga #yogaeverydamnday
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SweetArt's Jermasa (@mrsdees) single-handedly made this four-tiered cake for one of this weekend's weddings. And it is phenomenal 💫And she got invited to the reception 😂 So proud of the job she did and does at SweetArt!! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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sweetartstlouis

#Vegan Lemon-Cherry Big Momma Rolls this morning...and a little #Oprah. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Mini French Lemon Cream tarts with fresh blueberries. 'Tis Saturday, y'all. Come taste this #loveandmagic💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Our #SecretWeapon. We've had a #BiscuitRevolution going on for a while here at SweetArt. Our buttermilk biscuits make any day better. Trust us. #BiscuitLove #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia