Tiered & Petite by Cotton’s Gourmet Gifts & Creations, LLC is a licensed, insured and MBE certified dessert boutique serving the DC Metropolitan area. We specialize in delicious, beautiful tiered cakes and decadent miniature desserts. All of our cakes and desserts are made to order from scratch.

Cotton is the owner of Tiered & Petite by Cotton’s Gourmet Gifts & Creations, LLC in Hyattsville, MD. She specializes in buttercream cakes, nostalgic desserts, chocolate/sugar decorations and dessert tablescapes.

Her passion for baking started at a young age as she baked alongside of her late mother, Barbara Carter Clemons Ward. Cotton established her baking company, June 2003, shortly after losing her beloved father, James Henry Ward, who truly was a lover-of-all-sweets. Since “Cotton” was the nickname given to her at birth by her father, she felt it necessary to dedicate the business to her nick-namesake.

Cotton is a self-taught baker and decorator consistently honing her craft and elevating her skill set. Cotton shut the doors at her storefront location and now operates from a licensed commercial kitchen receiving orders by appointment only. The entire process of baking each custom order from scratch, from beginning to end, right down to personally hand delivering the custom order to the venue, keeps Cotton and her team extremely busy. So please be patient if Cotton is not able to personally answer your call or email. However, you will surely meet Cotton as she handles our private tastings and deliveries.

Cotton prides her baking business on outrageously delicious cake flavors that are beautifully decorated. Ultimate flavors. Exquisite taste. Superior service.

– Nicole ‘Cotton’ Ward