Boutique Cakery and Patisserie, Bakes by Jean was founded in 2015 by Jean Cleary-Coyne, a professional pastry chef now living and working in Melbourne Australia.

Jean’s sweet and cake making skills led her from Ireland (where she began baking sponge cakes and apple tarts with her mum at the age of three) to London where she worked at the famous Harrods of Knightsbridge for three years before travelling the world and landing in Australia in 2005. 

In Melbourne, Jean worked for The Big Group, Australia’s largest privately owned catering events company. TBG is held in the highest regard amongst peers and clients for its exceptional record of delivering the consummate catering experience. At The Big Group Jean headed up the specialist in house bakery and patisserie, lovingly called Buttercup Bakery where daily she and the team created sweets and cakes. On behalf of The Big Group, Jean has also travelled to Abu Dhabi, UAE and Doha, Qatar to help cater for Royal weddings.

Bakes by Jean has grown by word of mouth through Jean’s large catering and peer network. She is known for her bespoke creations, unique to each event,  and for her exquisite attention to detail- AND,  did we mention the superb taste and flavours in everything she produces?