Good news, Los Angeles friends- last week I stumbled upon a place in LA that sells ice cream macaron sandwiches. Like the ones in my header picture, only larger and in more muted shades. Check out http://www.themilkshop.com/ and stop in if you live nearby. Definitely worth it- I tried the banana dulce de leche ice cream and it was wonderful, so I can only imagine how great it would be in sandwich form. The store also sells tons of cookies, brownies, etc.
In other bakery news, my favorite local cupcake shop has a ton of new flavors. A couple of months ago a friend brought over a dozen cupcakes from that particular bakery and I was able to identify the flavor of every single one by sight. I am still split between whether I should be proud or embarrassed by that feat… but regardless, new flavors means I have some studying up to do! Gotta keep my Cupcake Queen title, after all.