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Korean Bean Paste Recipe for Piping Sugar Flowers

Korean Bean Paste Buttercream for Piping Flowers

The new treand is buttercream flowers in an Asian paste made with white beans called Korean bean paste buttercream but is not really a buttercream. It has very little butter and sugar but lots of beans. Perfect for those who do not like sweet buttercream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Korean
Keyword Buttercream, buttercream flowers, Cake Decorating, Korean buttercream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 flowers
Calories 82kcal
Cost $10


  • Sieve
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowl


  • 500 grams Canned white beans drained - 2 cans
  • 160 gram Sugar
  • 27 g Butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Rum or fresh cream

For consistency

  • ¼ cup Fresh Cream as needed



  • Drain and wash the beans in clean water.
  • Skin the beans by simply crushing them between your fingers.
  • Alternatively, crush the beans through a sieve this will leave the skin behind.
  • Use a blender to grind the beans further to a smooth paste. This will give you a smooth buttercream
  • In a saucepan heat the bean paste and sugar until the sugar dissolves.
  • Continue until all the sugar is evaporated and you have a white bean paste mass.


  • Combine the prepared bean paste, butter, vanilla extract, white rum or fresh cream, and white food coloring.
  • Mix thoroughly until you have a smooth soft paste.
  • Leave at room temperature to cool completely.
  • This paste is now ready to color and make your bean paste flowers.
  • Use fresh cream to create a softer consistency as required.
  • The more fresh cream you add the softer the petal will be.
  • This bean paste buttercream will keep in the fridge for up to a week.



Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg