Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer cake tastings? Yes. At your tasting session, you will be served 4 of our most requested flavors.

Is there a fee for the tasting? Yes. Tastings are $40 per couple and $20 for each additional guests (up to 4). Tastings are reserved for weddings and large events (75 guests+).

What day can I schedule my tasting? Tasting sessions are held on Thursdays, after our business hours, between 5pm-7pm at our Hyattsville or National Harbor office.

Why can’t I find your address on your website? Since we no longer have a storefront, we cannot accommodate walk-ins/drop-ins. If you have a pick up, we will provide you with our pick up location via email but our physical address is not available online.

Do you offer gluten-free or sugar free baked goods? No, we do not.

How many flavors can I choose for my cake? We highly recommend no more than 2 flavors to serve your guests. Too many flavors may overwhelm your palate. If you choose a 3rd or 4th flavor, a $50 fee per flavor will apply.

Can I come in to purchase ready made birthday cake? No. We operated from a licensed commercial kitchen and do not make cakes for daily sales. We are a custom cake and dessert boutique that bakes from scratch on a per order basis. We accept a limited number of weekly orders. A 2-weeks notice is necessary when placing orders. However, every effort will be made to accommodate last minute orders.

Can I purchase individual desserts only instead of a full dessert table? No. We no longer offer desserts individually. We have refocused this part of our business exclusively on dessert table displays.

What is included in your custom dessert table package? Dessert table displays include: a color coordinated table linen; a personalized framed menu; premium disposable napkins; display equipment (pedestals, platters) with serve ware (spoons, tongs) and custom floral centerpieces & décor. Be sure to contact us at 240.467.3977 for a proposal.

Do you make birthday cakes for children? Yes! We LOVE creating birthday cakes. The minimum order for celebratory cakes is 30 guests.

Do you make cupcakes? Yes. We offer cupcakes from our Kindergarten Cake Collection only. A perfect fit for your child’s birthday or any kid-at-heart gathering. There is a 3 dozen minimum.

Do you make custom cupcake towers for weddings? No. We no longer offer custom cupcake towers. We have refocused our business exclusively on larger custom wedding cakes.

Do you ship your cakes? No. We no longer ship our cakes.

What is your most popular flavor? It varies. Depending on where you are from, it could be a few flavors. But, to narrow it down a bit, our most requested flavors are: Sweet Potato Poundcake, Lemonicious, Deep Chocolate, Red Velvet, Strawberries ‘n’ Cream, Smooth Almond Velvet, Cookies ‘n’ Cream and Creamy Caramel Rum.

Why don’t you offer fondant cakes? Buttercream cakes are our specialty. We offer fondant at an additional cost for clients with specific cake designs needs.  

Not everybody eats cake so how many cake servings will I need? It depends. At your consultation/tasting session, we will go over questions to help determine the total servings you will need for your wedding cake.

I received my proposal, signed it and sent it back. Is my order confirmed? No. Once we receive your signed proposal back, an invoice will be sent to your inbox. Once that invoice is satisfied, your order will be confirmed and secured.

Do you make faux cake layers so we can make our wedding cake look bigger? No. We do not sell faux cakes or faux tiers.

Can we order a small wedding cake for cutting and serve the rest of our guests with sheet cakes? Yes. Supplemental round, buttercream cakes (with no decorations) are offered as a courtesy for clients who must first purchase a cake to serve at least 100 guests for their wedding or special event.

Don’t see your question answered above? Feel free to CONTACT us and send us an email at Cotton@TieredandPetite.com or call us at 240.467.3977. We are delighted to answer your questions.