Two days before the February 22 premiere of season 7 of Spring Baking Championship, LRM Online posted an interview with contestant Jahmal Dailey on YouTube. Without giving anything away, of course, Dailey discussed the stresses that came with being on the show. “It gets so chaotic, I think that I was definitely kind of scrambling a little bit at pretty much every point,” he said in the interview. “At the end of the day you can plan all you want, but then, like, life happens,” he added. Dailey also told the LRM Online interviewer that the show changed him for the better. “Some of the challenges were like, ridiculously out of the box, and I was able to really do some things I was proud of,” he said.
In the real world, Dailey runs The Dailey Pastry shop in Brooklyn. Now that the show is over, Dailey told LRM Online, he wants to focus on promoting his unique macarons. He has come up with a vegan and nut-free version of the pastry, which is a real feat because the outer cakes of the macaron are traditionally made with three ingredients: sugar, egg whites, and ground almonds.