When I asked Ho what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he couldn't think of any suggestion. I know he loves meringue, but I really find it too sweet. Then I remember he likes macarons too. So I started searching through internet.
I did it! I did it! I finally found the sure win macaron recipe! Thanks to Not So Humble Pie, I made my first batch of macarons to put on top of a chocolate mousse cake. The sense of accomplishment overcode everything, we're so happy with the macarons that they became highlight of the cake. The cake was still good, but the mousse was not smooth enough, texture still has room for improvement.