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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. Top with luscious, softly-whipped cream, and—for the ultimate in easy glamour—sprinkle each with a little gold leaf or edible gold dust.
Make-ahead note: You can make the filling up to 2 days ahead, and bake the cupcakes the day before you plan to fill and frost them. See how to open a Champagne bottle too.
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To make the filling: