My friend Sarah asked me to make some banjo cookies for her dad for his birthday. He plays the banjo and she thought it would be the perfect little sweet treat for his birthday, and I must say, I think it is the perfect gift. I think these banjos may just be my favorite decorated cookie because as I said...they are soooo cute and they turned out just like I wanted!
So here's the deal with them. They are black and white cookies, which poses a problem given the potential for the black frosting to bleed into the white. The best way to avoid this...let the black dry for a LONG time before you put on the white, at least 12 hours but maybe even up to 24 hours. I unfortunately did not have 24 hrs to allow to dry, so a couple of them had a tinge of black bleeding into the white which forms a little purplish color, but overall, not too bad! I finished them off with some white details and black strings.
Here they are:
a little black outline
a lotta black filling
after a bit of drying...some white fills in
finally...some black & white detail!