you can use fresh fruits (i.e. strawberries, raspberries) or even nuts as a wonderful garnish. you can also use different flavoring; this is by far the last cream cheese frosting you'll ever need. it is so easy to alter and manipulate and very very easy to make! Enjoy!
grab a large mixing bowl. use a rubber spatula to soften cream cheese (make sure it is room temp.), gradually add the softened butter and vanilla until combined. (I use a mixer on the lowest setting and mix for about 5 min using a rubber spatula to scrap down the sides to ensure even mixing)
gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar. (Add more if you wish until you reach a good consistency for spreading)
add whipping cream (optional, depending on what consistency you're looking for; the whipping cream is great for piping icing for cupcakes)
(frost cupcakes with a butter knife or pipe it on with a big star tip)