3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) soft dark sugar
10 1/2 ounces (300 grams) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 to 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 large free-range eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons clear honey
10 1/2 ounces (300 grams) instant royal icing sugar (made to packet instructions)
3 tablespoons water
Gold or silver sugar balls or sprinkles
Florist's ribbon or wire, for hanging
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