Exhibiting hot cross buns
I discovered many years ago that the cross on a hot cross bun pre-dated the Christian era. I mentioned this at our local Humanist group meeting which was discussing mountng an exhibition in the local library.
Knowing I'm a home bread maker, the organiser said, "Ah, we have our first exhibit!"
I thought of making a batch of, say, a dozen (maybe a baker's dozen?), buns, closely packed together, rather like with the Chelsea buns:
...and then, when they've cooled, giving them a coat of varnish - clear, of course! Unless I'm to replace them every couple of days - the exhibition is on for a week.
And, unless I hear differently from you guys, I don't intend putting a pastry cross on top. Rather I shall cut a cross in the buns with the back of a knife - much as I did when I was a lad in my dad's baker's shop over 60 years ago.
Looking forward to your thoughts!