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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We open at 7am tomorrow morning, and tomorrow is #FridayPieDay so we will be open until 8pm with treats, ice cream and a limited savory eats menu. And it's almost time for #vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Big Mommas. Almost... #butitswarmthisweekend #causeStLouisweatherbelikethat #iworeajackettoday #SaturdayImaybeinshorts #ionknow #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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sweetartstlouis

Happy Tuesday, y'all. Wanted to share this great #custumercapture from @smpenn of the vegan Southwest Burger. How lovely😍 We are having a burger special today, so swing by. All burgers just $7 with a side of Kale Yeah Salad or @billygoatchips . #soundslikelunch #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #burger #burgers #plantbased #vegan #vegetarian
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Class announcement! Join SweetArt's Chef Reine Bayoc for her #PlantBased class on a Budget, Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm. Have you been wanting to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, but think it's too complicated and expensive? Well, it doesn't have to be. Sign up for this class and learn some tricks, ask some questions, and eat some delicious food that is inexpensive to prepare. Ticket link is in our IG bio, so sign up and let the learning begin💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartcookingclass #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen
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sweetartstlouis

#Vegan Strawberry PopTartlette 💫 We may be a little bit extraordinary today... #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #pie #wedidnotcometoplay
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sweetartstlouis

Old-school Caramel Cake...the #legend💫 We don't make this often because the frosting takes about 4 hours to complete and the way life is set up... but come grab a slice today. #HeyGrandmomma #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen
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sweetartstlouis

When your Apple Pie is showin' out💫 Happy Saturday, y'all...come taste this #loveandmagic. We open at 8am! #sweetartstlouis #pie #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52
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sweetartstlouis

Our browned-butter blondie with chocolate chips, topped with spiced Brazil nuts and salted caramel💫 Yup, happy Friday! #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #bakeshop #bakery #blondie #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

Some of the best breakfast tacos in town. House-made #vegan chili, Creole-spiced potatoes, scrambled eggs or #organic tofu on corn tortillas with Southwest sauce and cilantro. We open at 7am tomorrow, we hope to see you💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #Plantbased #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

In love with the new #vegan Pumpkin Pie Cupcake. Try it and see what all the fuss is about😍 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #cupcakes #plantbased
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sweetartstlouis

Loooooooove this #custumercapture of our #vegan Southwest Burger with the addition of bacon😋 #Plantbased never tasted so good. Join us for lunch💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

Inside look at our #vegan Chocolate -Pistachio-Orange Blossom cookie. All kinds of #loveandmagic in there💫 #sweetartstlouis #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

It's October...and we have new cupcake flavors...and it's #TwoDollarTuesday ...and this customer favorite--Sweet Potato Pie Cupcake-- is here 💫 SweetArt...encouraging #FallBodies since 2008!😂
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sweetartstlouis

Really missing this #vegan double chocolate-pistachio'orange blossom cookie. It is, in my humble opinion, the best cookie we've ever created. And perfect for #fall. Look for it this week💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #cookies #cookies #plantbased
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sweetartstlouis

Our current favorite oatmeal cookie: Oatmeal-Ginger-Peach Tea. We combine our favorite #whitetea from Octavia Tea which makes this #vegan cookie even more incredible. Trust us. #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #blackwomenchefs #bakery #bakeshop #cookies #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

It's true, tomorrow is #FridayPieDay . ..and we will be open until 8pm serving our burger, nachos, pies...and #vegan Orange Chik'n and Springrolls...all house made💫 We hope to see you! All the evening eats start at 5pm and go until we sell out. We will have our standard lunch menu from 11am-3pm and breakfast from 7am-11am. Come celebrate #TGIF with us❤ #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #plantbased #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs
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sweetartstlouis

It's almost #CupcakeHappyHour ...buy two and get one free! And next week is officially October, so the cupcake flavors will change...so get in here to taste the chosen ones from September💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #cake #cupcakes #vegan #plantbased #vegetarian
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sweetartstlouis

It's typically just for Saturday mornings, but tomorrow (Tuesday for y'all who are like me and forget what day it is cause they run together sofast) we will have #vegan Chik'n and Waffles as a special...for breakfast and lunch! Spreading the #loveandmagic 💫 We hope to see you! #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #breakfast #lunch #plantbased #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #eat
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sweetartstlouis

I really want to take a moment to give an ENORMOUS thank you to all who attended the #loveandmagicbrunch yesterday at Anew. We were SOLD OUT, the mimosas were flowing (thank you, Barbara!), the food was filling and delicious (thank you @bohlenfarms for such excellent produce!), and the energy was amazing (@james.biko thank you!). There were so many smiles that the memory is helping my body-- which currently feels like the walking dead😂 My crew: Jermasa, Yaman, Soda, Nicole Lomax😉, Ashley, Barbara, Bonnie, Jakiya, and Moon-- thank you for the hard work and the effortless hospitality you gave to those who came out to enjoy and support. Y'all are the real superstars💥 Til next time...❤ #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #igetitfrommymomma #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs #dedicatedtomybrothersandblackmenaroundtheworld❤ #smile
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sweetartstlouis

When @puravegancafe creates a signature welcome juice for your #loveandmagicbrunch 👐 Thank you, Monica, for being a true friend and sister in the business and in life! #womeninbusiness #itaintacompetition #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #sweetartstlouis
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sweetartstlouis

It's only pretty to the #madscientists bakers tend to be. But here she is...our #vegan White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookie topped with #maldon and lime zest...cause #wefancy Part of Sunday's #loveandmagicbrunch at @meetanew . And it's official, the brunch is sold out!! Thank you all who bought tickets and all who are calling the shop to see if anyone cancels💫 We feel all the love. Thank you sososososoososoooooo much! #humbled #grateful #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #plantbased #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen
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