About us


Hello visitor – thanks for dropping by. My name is Maha Zabaneh and I'm a lifelong home baker. 

How Pistacia came about? I always knew I'd do something more with my baking which until 2020 was limited to "limitless" sharing of cookies, cakes and sweet bites with family, friends, and colleagues at various occasions and holidays throughout the years. This rendered me the "designated" dessert lady at almost all gatherings and events. While the idea was always on my mind, it was difficult to deliberately walk away from a rewarding and enjoyable career in professional services.

Come 2020 with all its disruptions and challenges, I found solace in baking and gradually decided to build on it. It was time to take my passion for baking to the next level and make the "career switch", even though baking is not work in my dictionary. On the contrary, baking has always been my de-stressor and Zen.

The soft launch in 2020 garnered a flood of orders, providing the encouragement needed to dive into this new chapter. Four years later, I continue to relish creating diverse products, from special occasion cakes to gluten-free delights and seasonal treats. My goal is to make sure there's always something for everyone, for every taste, and for every occasion.  

I invite you to try our goodies and share your feedback. 

Sweet wishes!

(Photo: with wedding cake and desserts prepared for my friend's wedding in September 2023)