Hi, I’m Hani, the creator of Haniela’s. Welcome to my blog.


I created this blog in 2010 as a place to share my recipes and cookie decorating ideas. And over the course of 9 years it became a delicious blend of my loves. I like to create themed, pop culture desserts, decorated cookies, gingerbread house and cakes.

I love traditional pastries like Apple Strudel, Slovak Veternik, Challah bread, Peach Lekvar and savory dishes like Roasted pepper split pea soup and Potato Galette or Perfect Roasted Potatoes. You can find those here as well.


If you are new here, let me show you around the site. It will only take a minute.

There is a Recipe Index where you can browse for recipes by categories. Here on Haniela’s I share both Sweet and Savory Recipes. Sweet Recipes are divided into more detailed categories from breads to cakes, cookies, pastries frozen treats to breakfast and icings.


Cookie Decorating is a big part of Haniela’s. I’ve been decorating cookies since 2008.

This section includes cut out cookies, royal icing recipes, useful tips, FAQ, and lots of step by step decorating tutorials.

You’ll find detailed tutorials on how make Gingerbread Houses, Royal Icing Butterflies, Sugar Diamonds and many more. Many of decorating tutorials, cookies, cakes pastries are inspired by popular pop culture themes. Look around, I hope you’ll find something that will inspire you.

Most of the tutorials and recipes also include video step by step directions. I’m constantly working on creating new videos.

Most Popular Post from Decorated Cookies Section

Hocus Pocus Gingerbread House

30 Cookie Designs with one Cookie Cutter

Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

Fresh Lemon Royal Icing

Gingerbread Bird House

Small Batch Royal Icing

Royal Icing FAQ

Vegan Sugar Cookies


From a simple family favorite Sponge Bundt Cake to hubby’s favorite Dobos Cake to a more elaborate Willy Wonka Cake.


I love Holidays and I always create desserts inspired by them. You can browse this section by a category.


I have shared hundreds of videos over the years. To view the full gallery you can visit my YouTube Channel.

If you get lost, you can utilize SEARCH option at the top of the page or at the bottom of very bottom. And Back to the Top button at the very right bottom corner will take you from the bottom of the page right to the top


If you are curious about baking, decorating or general kitchen tools I like to use you when I decorate, bake or cook you can find them in my SHOP. From the mixer, to baking sheets, parchment and even my favorite knives.


There are several ways in which you can keep up with new recipes and tutorials posted here on Haniela’s.


You can reach me via contact form on the Contact Page . I’m also very active on Instagram and you can contact there or leave me a comment.

Do you have an idea for a future project. I’d love to hear about it.

Have you tried a recipe from this blog, or perhaps you made decorated cookies or a cake inspired by one of my tutorials? I absolutely love seeing your creations. Be sure to tag me on social media or shoot me a message via Contact Page. I can’t wait to see your creations.

I hope you’ll come back for more.