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: