So these are without question - the easiest, yummiest things to make. They also happen to be my boys favourite. For sponges I always use an all in one recipe - no sieving, just about measured and with proper butter if I have it or Oli's light lurpak if I don't!
Recipe: (found here)
Buns:3 lg eggs
175g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
1tsp baking flour
zest of 2 lg lemons.
Icing:3/4 tbsp Icing sugar
1tsp (ish) lemon juice
Chuck all ingredients into a bowl and mix with whatever tool you use to mix stuff. I whizz for quite a while till it's pale, shinny and smooth. Then if making buns divide it into your bun cases and if making a cake pop into a lined cake tin.
Cook till golden on top and bouncy to touch. (20mins fan oven at 180)
Mix icing sugar and lemon juice till you have a glue like paste. Add more of each if needed.
I decorated mine with thyme flowers which was really pretty - I might try adding a little thyme in the icing next time.. or maybe he sponge.. not sure though.. I then wrapped them up in napkins and fabric and took them round to a friends to enjoy.