Tiered & Petite by Cotton’s Gourmet Gifts & Creations, LLC is a small batch-baking business providing quality handmade petits fours, tiered cakes and petite desserts to the DC Metropolitan area and ships abroad. Our tasting room & design studio is located at 4331 Gallatin Street, Suite 204B, Hyattsville, MD 20781.

Cotton’s passion for baking began at a young age baking alongside of her late mother; Barbara Carter Clemons Ward. Taking no shortcuts, Cotton excels at her mother’s lessons: from scratch, old-fashioned, southern baking.

Cotton created her baking business shortly after the loss of her beloved father, James Henry Ward in June 2003. Since “Cotton” was the nickname given to her at birth by her father (lover-of-all-sweets), she felt it necessary to dedicate this awesome baking business to her nick-namesake.

“I am a self-taught baker/decorator consistently honing my craft to elevate my skill set. My team and I keep extremely busy throughout the entire process of baking your desserts from beginning to end including: consultations, baking, decorating and personally hand delivering orders to venues. I thank you for allowing us to be such a special part of your special event by providing outrageously delicious, beautiful cakes and desserts. We look forward to creating a masterpiece for you soon!”