Using a hand held mixer beat the cream cheese, vanilla, and butter in a bowl until well blended.
Add the powdered sugar gradually, beating until well blended after each addition.
Chill until it becomes easy to work with for frosting your cake.
I use a hand held mixer for this recipe, it makes it really quick to put together. I normally sift the powdered sugar twice before using it to be sure that all the lumps are removed. If you are using a hand held mixer that shouldn't be too much of a problem.
You can of course color the frosting with the addition of a drop of vegetable food coloring.
Another suggestion is to add at the end 110 grams of flaked coconut and then finish off with a light dusting of a little more coconut.
You can also go to Kraft Foods and they have lots of variations on this recipe.
I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.
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