About Lil´Franz

Lil’ Franz’s roots are German, but his aspirations are as big as Texas. Our tiny cakes want to be your new best Lil’Franz.

Founder of Lil´Franz

I’m Vera, Founder of  Lil´Franz. I was born and raised in Munich and moved to Houston in 2016. I thought it would be nice to bring a German tradition to Houston.

I missed German sourdough bread. Not everyone is familiar with sourdough, but when baking it, you work with what’s called a “starter” that can be used for several years. People tend to give their starters names. We called ours “Franz.”.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to make a little treat for my husband, Max. Using my special bundt cake molds that I brought from Germany, I baked some cake bites. While baking, it occurred to me that a tiny cake would be a great addition to the Houston pastry scene. Sometimes I crave sweets and don’t want a whole cake, just one bite. And I thought I might not be the only one. That was the day Lil’ Franz was born.

Vera - Founder

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