Holy CRAP, those look amazing! You should be more than happy with them, definitely proud at the very least!Ok, incoming macaron pics. I've been practicing ... and I'm finally happy with these.
While looking for the bread photos, I found two of the hazelnut brown butter cake that I made a month ago. A friend recommended making one of these and after some searching, I settled on this recipe:
The darkness and little "pimples" are a result of the brown unrefined sugar that I used. They eventually disappeared... after a day and a half, I believe.
Since my wife really doesn't like filled cakes (and also because two slices of this fill you up easily), I left it at this. And I have to say that it didn't need any more, be it flavours, calories or layers.