CLARK FREEPORT The smell of freshly-baked breads and pastries is so inviting that it draws people's attention. It can evoke feelings of love and warmth, bring memories from your childhood or remind us of something or someone.

For years, freshly-baked breads and pastries have been the cornerstone of family gatherings.

Couple Brian Carson and Cristene Manlangit are both fans of freshly-baked goodies.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, their jobs were badly affected and they had to stay at home most of the time.

Brian is a chef at an island resort, while Cristene is a purchasing officer at a hotel in Clark.

However, the two did not let the challenges of the pandemic bring their hopes down.

Brian and Cristene used their time to do what they always wanted to — bake.

They created their own version of the ube cheese pandesal that became a trend in 2020.

Their fluffy, freshly-baked ube cheese pandesal was an instant hit to their family, friends, and co-workers.

“That’s when we decided to sell online and open C’Victoria,” Cristene shared.

C’Victoria is named after the couple's daughter Celestine Victoria.

Aside from their signature ube cheese pandesal, C’Victoria also takes pride in its fluffy cheese rolls topped with powdered milk, a first in Pampanga. The bread and pastry shop also offers classic ensaymada, ube ensaymada, cheese bread, milk bread, coffee roti and more.

C'Victoria also creates bread and pastry packages for special occasions including birthdays, weddings, and parties --- perfect for giveaways.

In February 2022, C’Victoria was one of the homegrown small businesses that became part of the SM StartUp Market at SM City Clark.

“The SM StartUp Market was a big boost to our business. Many people got to know about us and our products,” Cristene shared.

Five months after showcasing its products at the SM StartUp Market, C’Victoria opened its first physical store on August 18 at SM City Clark.

“We’re nervous and excited about the opening of our first physical store,” Cristene shared, “But, we promise our customers to enjoy the same fluffy and freshly-baked breads and pastries we make from our new store.”

Take home the best of C'Victoria today and get a taste of their freshly-baked breads and pastries.

Visit their store at the SM City Clark ground floor in front of Prime Steak House.