Tuesday, June 29, 2010

THE NEW YORK TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There will be a picture with this post. Did you see us? Cupcakes & Canvases? In the New York Times. We are over-the-moon about this one. For those of you who don't know, the oh-so-humble SweetArt was mentioned in Sunday's (June27th) New York Times. There was a great feature about St. Louis in the Travel Section (36 hours in St. Louis). Read it and be proud of SweetArt and the other businesses highlighted.


Friday, June 25, 2010

LoriAnn's Cake

Congratulations to LoriAnn and her new husband! LoriAnn's pastry chef had to back out of doing her cake and the pastry chef suggested us (we're so honored). She came in knowing exactly what she wanted and how it should look. The top two tiers are vanilla cake filled with raspberry buttercream and the bottom tier is chocolate cake filled with raspberry buttercream. The reception was held at the Annex at Sqwires (fantastic location; so charming!)

We sure hope you two had a great honeymoon. Come see us on your way back to STL.

grace & peace,

Reien & the SweetArt Crew

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My brother, Maine

First off, he hates being called Maine; it's Jermaine, officially. My brother was the first one to tell me to go into business. Namely saying, "You can sell this cookie." That cookie became the "Maine Event," our signature chocolate-chip/chunk cookie--the top selling cookie in the shop.

What's stranger is the fact that years and years ago (atleast 20), I made some sugar cookies that he claimed after one bite had him doubled-over in disgust. True. They were pretty awful. Now, I have a little shop and people pay money for my sweet treats. For this, I am so grateful. For my brother, I am truly blessed.

See, Maine, is always there for me. When I get way-off reviews from people who know little about vegetarian food because they'd rather die than eat a meat-free meal, Maine flashes back to grade school and keeps it elementary by saying, "They're stupid." And although that's a word I don't allow in my home around my children, when on the phone with my brother who is trying to lift me back up from someone's opinion (did I mention someone's misguided opinion?) of my dream, I say, "Yeah, they're stupid."

See, I was the only girl amongst three boys. And to this day, I can always count on them to lift me up when I'm feeling underneath it all. When I'm feeling like it would be so much more sane to do custom cakes out of a small boutique store that is never, ever, ever open to the public because with the public, you get other peoples' issues. So you don't know Maine or my other brothers, but thank them if you love SweetArt. They keep me fighting.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sarah & Paul's Cake

Congratulations to Sarah & Paul...the FIRST couple who gave me complete creative control over their wedding cake. Thank YOU!! I hope you don't regret it! Their red velvet cake got a design that I thought fit Sarah's sunshiny personality.

We at SweetArt are wishing you both great healthy, longevity and lots and lots of love.

grace & peace,


Deborah & Walter's Cake

Congratulations to Deborah & Walter! They were married last week and everyone at SweetArt wishes them well!

grace & peace,

Reine & the SweetArt Crew

Monday, June 14, 2010

Looking for a great peach?

Hi, my name is Reine Bayoc, and I'm a peach fanatic. I've been searching the St. Louis area thus far in hopes of satisfying my peachy desires. And I'm not happy. The peaches thus far look the part but don't taste the part. Any suggestions? I need a good, sweet, juicy, tender, luscious peach. Simple request.

I am almost about to drive two hours away to a stand that had the best peaches I've ever had in my entire life. It was the summer of 2000, and I was pregnant with our first child and I craved peaches and eggs with onion rings and cheese (with ketchup) (as a combined meal). I want those peaches. Maybe I'll take the kids next Sunday on a search, with Poppa in tow, of course.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sweet Weddings!

Check out our new Sweet Weddings page on our website. Even if you are not getting married, check out this page because we added a rather long list of unique cake combinations that are delicious for any celebration.

grace & peace,