Last month it was Mozart's birthday. I'm not usually one to celebrate everyone's birthday but I was craving some sugar so this was an excellent excuse. My husband came up with the idea of putting music notation on them. We had a blast putting them together.
I used a basic recipe for butter cream frosting. To make the frosting true black I separated the frosting into two parts leaving one of them white. The second part I mixed in some powdered cocoa to make it brown and not to mention it tasted chocolaty as well. Double bonus!! :) After I made sure that the powder was mixed in really well I used some black food coloring and it didn't take very much coloring at all to get it black.