later, we got an email saying ‘Your child is no
longer being considered,’” said Lyndsay.
Over the weeks and months that followed,
Saylor continued to hone her skills. She
even started her own baking company called
SaySay's Kitchen, a nickname coined by
cousins and close friends. Using the name
of her baking enterprise, she started posting
pictures of her baking on Instagram. Soon,
she was filling orders for everything from
beautifully decorated cakes, pies, cupcakes,
and delicious cookies to scones and macaroons.
In February 2018, Kids Baking
Championship contacted Lyndsay to invite
Saylor to submit a new application. After
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hours and hours of interviews, Saylor became
one of only nine children chosen from
across the nation to compete in the show’s
5th season, which would consist of seven
episodes. Competitors would have only two
hours to complete each baking assignment.
A competitor would be eliminated during
episodes one through six to determine one
winner and two runners-up.
To prepare, Saylor practiced her recipes
until she knew the basics of any desert she
might be called on to make by heart. She also
searched social media for anything that was
“We could not tell anyone that Saylor
her own baking
pies, cookies and