A little by of history was that Cramers Bakery was once one of Sacramento city’s most popular Bakeries. In 1972 my grandfather George Premock Sr. purchased Cramers Bakery on Freeport Boulevard. Cramers history included a major fire that took place in the business complex that caused the bakery to burn down along with other nearby businesses in the 1980s.
As for Cramers offerings, “We made everything from scratch from a small item to a large item – cookies, cupcakes, scones, doughnuts, Danish, coffee cakes, pies, all kinds, breads, tea cakes, loaf cakes, cakes and wedding cakes. The specialty items were the fruit basket cake, the fruit basket was made from a butter sponge we split two layers into four layer and filled in the layers with three different types of fruit , then, we covered the cake with freshly made whip cream. We were also known for our not to sweet butter cream icing and the beehive which was another specialty item.”
Hours of Operation
Cramers Bakery was open Mondays through Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The schedule changed one time per year. “We took two weeks off – closed the bakery during the summer for family time, the annual two-week closure was important, considering the many hours that the entire family and non family members dedicated to the business. Growing up I missed my father presence (at home). He worked six to seven days a week (and) about 12 to 14 hours a day. We had to be super quiet during the day, so he could sleep, which was very hard to do. I have learned no one appreciates or values the labor involved in a product when you make everything from scratch and you do not use equipment to do the work for you. My father’s feet, legs, hands were in pain all the time. My uncle had back injuries from heavy lifting too.
Cramers had dedicated daily customers, even if it was for a cheap cup of coffee. During the holidays we had two sets of numbers ranging from one to 100 people. The customers would have to take a number, go shopping elsewhere and return to pick up their pre-orders because the lines where out the door for last minute purchases. We had people traveling from San Francisco, Reno, etc. to purchase our items. A lot of our customers were state workers they would order for office meeting and events.
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