This is the most amazing frosting ever, I'm not sure what Artemis did to make it "sickeningly sweet", as I tend to think it is less sweet than those store bought versions. Yuck. Anyway, I bake a TON for neighborhood gatherings and this recipe gets rounds of applause everytime. I don't like sweet, heavy frostings, and I find this recipe to be light, fluffy, and not to rich. This is a pretty standard ratio of powdered sugar to fat, and if you just add 1/4 cup cocoa powder you'll make it chocolate buttercream! I've made the cookies n' cream version too- YUM. I've never had such an awesome frosting, not to mention vegan- it pipes well, spreads well, becomes just the right firmness... it's just perfect!