Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2004
- 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces
- 2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
Mix cream cheese and vanilla on medium speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle until creamy and light, 2 minutes. With mixer running, gradually add butter; mix until combined.
Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in sugar until combined.