How to Make Sweet Bean Paste for Cake Decorating Flowers

How to Make Sweet Bean Paste for Cake Decorating Flowers

In this video I’m gonna show you how I
make this incredible sweet bean paste recipe, so stay tuned. Begin making a
sweet bean paste with 16 ounces of white beans, I’m using great northern beans.
Soak them overnight in water a little bit more than you put the beans in you
put the water about an inch higher than the beans let it soak overnight and this
is what it’s going to look like, and then I’m going to show you the next step.
You want to drain, followed by putting your beans in a pot. Add 6 cups of water,
I’m sorry 5 cups of water, and a pinch of salt. Then you want to cook your beans
until soft. I’m going to put it on medium high. While your beans are cooking if you
see a foam on top just strain that off. I turned it down to medium because it started to boil over. And just
really keep an eye on them. Stir them once in a while until the beans
are cooked down. They’re really soft. And I’m gonna let these cool before I put
them in the blender. So here goes. I’m putting the beans in the blender and
they’re still quite actually quite hot. And then I’m going to add one and a
quarter cups of sugar. One and a quarter. I’m also going to add a dash of vanilla. You end up with this really thick paste and if
you’re going to use the blender definitely do small amounts at a time.
I found that I put the whole thing in there and that was a mistake. This is
kind of reminding me of hummus with chickpeas. Then we’re gonna cook it down
until it becomes thick enough to pipe. See how smooth that is? And here’s the end result of my batch of
sweet bean paste. So a few tips. It doesn’t need to be cooked down for that
long. I think I probably did it for like maybe 15 minutes just keep stirring it
and when you’re able to put your spatula run it through the bean paste and the
bean paste holds its shape then it’s ready. Now it’s gonna seem
really squishy and it it almost feels like it’s too squishy to pipe, but it’s
actually perfect. I have some in a pastry bag here I’m gonna go ahead and show you. Look at that. It just really holds
it’s shape. It pipes smooth and easy. So thanks for watching and I’ll see you
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45 thoughts on “How to Make Sweet Bean Paste for Cake Decorating Flowers

  1. great recipe, great idea! thank you! How do you store this? i am assuming it needs to be refrigerated? Thank you

  2. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe, can you share recipe for bean paste to make flowers like fondant not for piping. Thanks again.

  3. Hello, Thank u very much for sharing this recipe. May I ask, did u need to remove the skin from the bean?

  4. hi! new subscriber here! love your videos. Do you have an idea how to make the bean cream? I just want to improve the taste of the bean paste but not sure what to add. Is it almond flour or powdered milk that we need to add to make bean cream? I would really appreciate your reply. Thanks God bless you more. 😊

  5. I love the idea of bean pate how is received by customers? What are the ups and downs? I have my first few cakes at my channel “chef Michael griffin” if you have any interest in seeing

  6. Awesome. Thank you so much. One question now- how do we adapt it to act more like gumpaste-say for making flowers like roses etc? TIA

  7. thank you for taken time to teach us, Can you please tell me how to store the flower . My daughter wedding shower coming soon. I would like to make flower ahead of time. Please help

  8. I made the paste, but the flowers have cracked edges, not smooth and the paste is sloppy
    What should I do?

  9. Do you have to peel the beans? or is it ok as is. Love your video and thank you for sharing this, your awesome!

  10. Thank you sooo much I am happy I watched your video it's amazing
    Can I please ask you if we can use honey instead of sugar for people who are trying to eat healthy ?? I dont like stevia I just eat unprocessed food
    Thank you so much

  11. Hi! I’ve had a problem with these. They were going well after piping but i realized after i finished my floral arrangement it started to dry out in the air in less than a day. Love the look of bean paste but I just can’t figure out a way to make them stay moist and not harden and look dry. Please help. Thanks!

  12. А можно, все что сказали по английскому. Сказать на русском. Расскажите весь процесс приготовления крема из фасоли ,но только на русском. Пожалуйста.

  13. Hello, I tried this and my issue was that it was too hard to pipe. I left it in the fridge the night before I piped it but it’s not smooth enough to pipe consistently. Please help!

  14. I've seen this paste on YouTube and been wondering how it tastes. Is it as flavorful as buttercream or icing?
    I will try it soon thnx for the video ☺

  15. Hi! Thanks for the video. Super helpful. I was just wondering if there was any way we could bring the moisture back into the paste just incase we have over cooked them? I have already made your recipe and it turned out amazing. I'm asking this for future reference. Thank you 😊

  16. Question: What does the bean paste taste like? I see you added sugar, but since this is a decoration on a cake, I know that it's meant to be eaten. I just don't know what the taste would be like. ???

  17. Thank you so much for simplifying this over complicated recipe. I wanted a realistic look to pipe cupcake flowers but I’m a little apprehensive about bean paste vs buttercream taste on the cupcakes since they are an individual piece rather than a full cake decoration. Would you say the bean paste is as tasty as the buttercream and have you tried any other flavouring than vanilla? It’s surely got to be a lower in fat alternative? Thanks in advance xx

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