Tinapayan Festival, a local bakeshop in Manila offering soft and sweet baked products for over 40 years now, is bringing nostalgia back by recreating well-loved family recipes.
“It was always a dream of ours to share what we have not only in the knowledge and skills in baking but as well as the family recipes we have grown to love. Our customers are very dear to us and to our growth, so it is just right to share products that are inspired by our own family recipes and memories,” said Lucito ‘Chito’ Chavez, founder and general manager of Tinapayan Festival.
In 2020, Tinapayan Festival offered for the first time its bestselling Queen’s Chocolate Cake, which was launched in time for Mother’s Day just as the country underwent its first pandemic lockdown. It is made with the finest Couverture chocolate and the highest quality cream.
“When most of the local bakeries across Manila closed shop in 2020, we had to stay open to serve the community in need. We received a lot of inquiries for special cakes and thought why not create a premium chocolate cake befitting a queen for our deserving mothers. Using premium chocolate depicts how special our mothers are for us and we knew that our customers would love it, too,” said Potenciano Clarito Chavez, operations manager of Tinapayan Festival.
Aside from it being created in honor of Queen Elizabeth, the premium chocolate cake was also made in honor of the hard work, commitment, and love the family has for Maribel “Belen” Chavez, one of the co-founders of Tinapayan Festival and the wife of Chito.
This month, Tinapayan Festival launched its Adelaida’s Torte, a special torte made of meringue with chopped nuts, filled with chocolate ganache using premium quality Couverture chocolate, butter icing, and caramel, and topped off with rich butter icing made specifically for the dessert.
The torte is inspired and is a tribute to the founder’s late mother, Adelaida “Diday” Chavez, who loved planting cacao beans that were later then made into local Batangas tablea the family gave out as gifts to friends and relatives back in the day.
Tinapayan Festival also revived its special polvoron—now dubbed Nanay Diday’s Special Polvoron—which was based on Nanay Diday’s homemade polvoron recipe and features full cream powder, which complements all the other ingredients and ensures that each flavor is tasted by consumers.
Nanay Diday was known back in the 1960s for molding polvoron using her hulma purchased in Escolta. This specific hulma was used by her family up until the late 1980s and was kept as a reminder for the family for all the years Nanay Diday gave to creating handmade polvoron.
Nanay Diday’s love for ube also led to the launching of two products— the Ube Loaf and Ube Twirl. The Ube Loaf is the bakeshop’s twist to the soft and moist bread with real ube halaya, low protein flour, eggs, milk, and refined sugar.
Visit Tinapayan Festival at 1650 Dapitan St. corner Don Quijote, Sampaloc, Manila, or call (02) +8 732 2188 or (63) 0961 715 2714 to place advance orders. Send them an email at sales@firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tinapayan Festival is also available in GrabFood and FoodPanda. You can also place bulk orders in advance. To learn more about Tinapayan Festival’s Mother’s Day products and treats, follow them on Facebook or Instagram.