Reimagined Filipino & Latin-inspired Desserts.
Melody Anne Lorenzo, better known as the “Pinay Pie Lady,” serves as an ambassador of Filipino desserts in the Bay Area. A Filipina immigrant and self-taught baker, her culinary journey started when she took a baking class with Meg Ray of Miette in 2008. What started as a passion project, baking treats for family, friends, and coworkers turned into an entrepreneurial endeavor.
Still working as a state employee, she launched Sweet Condesa Pastries on the side in 2017. First catering weddings, then popping up at Undiscovered SF in October 2019, she debuted her signature Filipino-flavored pies, including ube, calamansi, and pandan. She left her job to pursue Sweet Condesa full time right before the pandemic in February 2020. At the San Ramon Farmer’s Market, she reintroduced #BayAreaFilipinoPies and launched her scones and vegan banana bread.
Melody's desserts are influenced by growing up in the Philippines, featuring nostalgic treats like turon, halo-halo, bibingka, and brazo de Mercedes, and folding in adjacent Latin ingredients, such as dulce de leche, guava, avocado, and more fresh flavors.
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