Combine honey, lemon juice, rum (or brandy), and sugar in a saucepan. Cook the mixture under medium heat.
Continuously stir the honey mixture with a spatula, and cook until all the sugar is completely dissolved.
Once it’s done, turn off the heat and add the fried dough balls carefully into the mixture. Stir the mixture carefully, making sure not to damage the dough.
Once all the dough balls are covered with the honey mixture, transfer them to a serving plate. Set the remaining mixture aside.
Meanwhile, arrange the dough balls around the serving platter, leaving a hole at the center. You may place a glass in the middle so that you can estimate the hole you are creating. You can also simply make a mound of dough balls at the center, if you want an easier assembly.
After you’ve assembled the dough balls on the serving plate, carefully pour some of the remaining honey mixture on top. Put as much as you prefer.
Next, cover the dough balls immediately with sprinkles, confectioner’s sugar, or any other edible decorations on top.