The last thing any of us ever want to do was Math on our mobile phone, but the game 2048 had made it to almost every mobile phone around! For those who don’t know about the game its basically a single player game, the objective of which is to move tiles around adding up to the number 2048…. Errr… it’s not as easy as it sounds though. The tiles can also add up to a larger number, but let’s stick to 2048 for now.
You can check the game out here: https://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/
It has been a while since we played the game, years even. But had a hit of nostalgia when Chef Nayantara told us she was about to make 2048 cookies! Well, not Two Thousand Forty-Eight cookies but… you will understand when you see it.
It’s a lot of work, and in Chef Nayantara’s word, “ This is the kind of thing that involves a lot of work, and no work at the same time.”
For the Cookies:
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
For Royal Icing
2 egg whites
330g icing sugar
2 tsps lemon juice
* Detailed Recipe for Cookies here : https://goo.gl/da2ZGF
* Roll the dough to about 2mm thickness and then use a ruler to measure out how big you want each square to be. The ones Chef Nayantara made measured 7.5×7.5 cm.
* Lay them out gently on a baking tray and bake. You will roughly need 25 cookies, but always have a few extra… just in case.
* While the cookies cool, move onto making the different colours of icing.
* Detailed Recipe for Royal Icing here : https://goo.gl/jviQHj
* For this specific layout, we needed 12 different shades, plus white. You only need to make a little of each shade since each colour will go on a max of two to three cookies.
* For this recipe, we used specific Americolor shades that would work perfectly for this since it is most commonly used, however you can use basic shades and tweak them here and there to get the desired shade.
* Let’s go shade by shade and what you need to add to get it to that colour:
Blue for 131072 – Americolor Sky Blue
Green for 32768 – Americolor Forest Green
Green for 8192 – Americolor Mint Green
Green for 4096 – Americolor Electric Green
Yellow for 256 – Americolor Lemon Yellow + Orange
Yellow for 128 – Americolor Electric Yellow
Red for 32 – Americolor Coral Red
Orange for 16 – Americolor Electric Orange
Orange for 8 – Americolor Peach
Grey for 4 – Americolor Espresso
Grey for 2 – Americolor Slate
Grey for filler pieces – Americolor Ash
* DO NOT use liquid food colouring, since it tends to thin out the royal icing.
* Fill the coloured icing into piping bags, without nozzles. Fit a thin round nozzle onto a piping bag, and fill in the white icing.
* It’s time to start icing the cookies! Check the grid you are using, and start covering each cookie, using the technique mentioned here : https://goo.gl/jGk6rM
* Once all of them are done, set them aside overnight to dry. Keeping the coloured icing(s) until you are done, just in case there is any damage when you set up the cookies in the grid.
* The next day, all you have to do is pipe on the numbers, and you are done.
* Lay them out however you want, we followed the grid that is actually a part of the game.
The cookies looked too pretty to eat, but after clicking a few pics we began munching on them immediately! For more delicious recipes,
you can check her blog : https://nayantarapandit.wordpress.com.