These might be the classiest cupcakes around. Pour some Champagne into the cake batter, as well as into the vanilla custard filling. You can use sparkling wine instead of authentic Champagne from its namesake wine region in northern France. And don't forget the crowning touch: The gold dust. Gold! Yes, it's edible. But nothing less will do when you're using sparkling wine in your dessert. It's a golden confetti kind of event. No sprinkles here. Make it dust, for the crème de la crème of birthday cupcakes.
These elegant cupcakes, perfect for a birthday or anniversary celebration, start with a simple, moist vanilla cake batter, baked in lined muffin tins. You scoop a bit out of the center of each, and fill with a vanilla-flavored custard.... Read More