So as for my second attempt, it was still unsuccessful... My first attempt, the batter was too runny so it couldn't even hold its shape much when piped out. This time around, the batter was too stiff...
I think that explains the oddly shaped macarons, which my H liked to call macarooms cause they looked a bit like mushrooms :p
Anyway, later today I'm going to go for attempt # 3... wish me luck!:) I hope three times the charm :D