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Regularly: $0.99/Each

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  • 5/16" wide tip
  • Made of durable, rust-resistant stainless steel
  • Plain tip produces smooth-edged designs
  • Ideal for creating dollops, wide swirl designs, and filling macaroons or cannolis
  • Perfect for enhancing dessert presentation
  • Great for decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more

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Ateco Piping Bags, Short Spatulas and Pastry Tubes

Ateco Piping Bags, Short Spatulas and Pastry Tubes

Hi, this is Julie Bashore from the Sugar Arts Institute. Let’s have fun with some of the Ateco piping tips. Working with their disposable piping bags that come on a roll, they tear off really easily, I like to work with the smaller 12” bags but they also have 18”. Working with a coupler, remove the nut from the base of the coupler and place the base in the bag as tightly as you possibly can. Working with a pair of scissors, above the screw marks, just cut the edge of the bag and remove that. And then you’re going to choose the piping tube that you’d like to work with, place it on the top of the coupler, and screw it down firmly. This is a piping bag stand; it’s very convenient, especially if you’re piping alone or you don’t want to interrupt anyone to fill the bags, it holds the bags really well and you can slip your icing in there. This is the short-ended Ateco spatula which is quite wide so it’s really convenient for picking up the buttercream. Pull the bag up, place it on the table, and spread the buttercream down to the end. And then of course it’s important not to forget to burp the bag. This piping tip that I’m using is a ruffling pipe piping tip, and it’s absolutely amazing how quickly it works. Have a look, come in close. Doesn’t that give an awesome ruffle? Let’s work with another tip. This is the shell tip; don’t forget to burp your bag. This is great for a border; in fact, I sometimes use it on the edge of my ruffle. It gives a really nice shell design. The tip itself is curved so it gives a nice puffy shell appearance to it. Ateco has a new set that they’ve brought out: polycarbonate plastic piping tips, they are large tips, very strong and very precise in the edging. This one is a basket weave design; it really makes an awesome border. Place the bag over the holder, again, don’t forget to push the butter cream all the way to the edge and burp the bag. It has two edges, a flat edge and a scalloped edge so this makes a great ribbon design; you can also wiggle it or make just a ribbon and also wiggle this. Flip it over and wiggle. Great for basket weave.

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Looking for just the right tools to decorate your cakes with? Try the Ateco piping bags, short spatulas, and pastry tubes! These tools will help you create weaves, ribbons, scalloped edges, and more that will leave customers impressed every time.

Opening Length 5/16 Inches
Opening Width 5/16 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #3
Type Plain

Customer questions about this product

What do the different pastry tube numbers mean?
For Ateco plain, open star, closed star, and french star pastry tubes, #0 - #9 indicates the size of each tip in comparison to the tube type. For example, plain #0 is the smallest plain tip available and plain #9 is the largest. Ateco's product numbers also assist with identifying tip types - plain: 800 – 809; open star: 820 – 829; closed star: 840 – 849; french star: 860 – 869.
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Decorate your cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies with this Ateco 803 5/16" plain #3 pastry tube. Made of durable stainless steel, this tube is rust-resistant and designed to withstand repeated use without bending out of shape. Featuring a plain, #3 tip, you can create smooth-edged patterns ideal for creating a single dollop of frosting or wide swirl designs. This tip is also great for filling macaroons and cannolis without making a mess. Plus, its small size is perfect for adding intricate details to confectionary creations. Using the right sized pastry tube for the job will enhance your presentation to draw patrons' attention to your display cases and plated desserts.

Bringing you innovation and quality for over 100 years, Ateco, an August Thomsen brand, has been internationally known in the industry for creating baking tools of superior craftsmanship and design. By continually improving on tools, materials, and packaging, Ateco is dedicated to providing professional bakers with the kitchen essentials they need to succeed in an ever-evolving industry!

Overall Dimensions:
Opening Length: 5/16"
Opening Width: 5/16"

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

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Customer Reviews

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    Ateco 803 5/16" Plain #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 35 reviews


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    I like these plain round Ateco icing tips. This is a good size for mini cupcakes. Webstaurant offers a good selection and price for Ateco tips.

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    The last number of each tip refers to the relative size of the tip opening, the higher the number, the larger the opening , good price

    from Aslan Khan LLC Posted on

    Ateco 803 5/16" Plain #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is the perfect size for filling pastries or piping tiny puffs. Great price as well! I would highly recommend!

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    This it a plain tip for your pastry bag as it's it stiff at the end to help direct the direction of where you'd like to go with it.

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    Love Ateco piping tips. The price is great. They don't rust at all and are very sturdy some other bend very easy and these don't.

    from ashleys cakes Posted on

    Used this tip to create the classic elegant black pearl border you see in this picture.

    We like to use the #3 pastry tube for things like cream puffs so the batter doesn't run out to quickly. This is a High quality piping tip.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    This tube/tip is great for decorating and making swirls. The plain/round ones are so versatile and a necessity for any collection of supplies. This one uses the medium size coupler.

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    Icing tips...... Everybody needs them. You can get them cheap here. The quality is great. This brand tends to speak for itself. Get yours now!

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    this is the #3 pastry tube this thing is great I'm going to buy the entire set and at the price its easy to afford too

    from home Posted on

    These tips are of good quality- HOWEVER... I did not realize how huge they are until after I received them and I ordered a couple each of every size. These WILL NOT fit standard size couplers. Will have to reorder some regular sized tips

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    Ateco 803 5/16" Plain #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) I use these little pastry tubes to create lines in our pastries and icing well not me but my sister lol

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    This is a nice medium size plain round tip. I personally think it is a good size for using with mini cupcakes, but would also work well for adding some decorations or border to a cake.

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    I love using this tip for mini cupcakes. Great solid swirl for frosting the tops of cupcakes. Easy to clean and they are top rack dishwasher safe

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    Great tip for creating swirls and other thick ropy parts on cakes. Good metal construction, solid and clean when piping. Get a coupler to make your life easier when changing tips!

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    Nice pastry tip. Note that it is an 803 even though it is listed as a #3 (large tip opening, not small tip). Have held up well in the dishwasher.

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    Love how durable these pastry tubes are. I use them for piping icing and also for cutting fondant circles (both sides create a clean cut!

    from All in the Details Posted on

    I use this tip to frost cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Works great and my pastries look super cute. Ateco products are amazing and this is just another great item.

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    We use this size for our frostings when decorating custom cakes. Cleans up easy, just soak, and some soap. We've had them thrown in the sink with tons of dishes, and never have they dented.

    from Ivy Bakery Posted on

    We have been adding to our tip collection and we love this tip. It is a good quality and the size works well for our needs. Great for our needs.

    from Bakeshop LLC Posted on

    These things will last you forever, as long as you don't send them to your dishwasher. Great quality, but easy to lose. At only a dollar a pop, maybe you should just buy a back up!

    from Blushing Berry Posted on

    This plain pastry tube is great for filling cream puffs as well as piping pearl borders on cakes and clean swirls on cupcakes. Ateco makes great pastry tubes and this is no exception. I like that they don't rust as easily as other brand pastry tubes, and the shape of these tubes fit over couplers perfectly.

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    Works great - simple of course. This size is too large for small text on cakes however - could be good size for larger text on a full sheet cake

    from Mountain Oven, LLC Posted on

    This is a very economical tip and will also fit on other brands pastry bags as well. You can just stick them through the end of the pastry bag without needing the connectors

    from Gluten Free Kids Posted on

    I use this primarily to ice my cupcakes, and it does the trick. It's a standard round tip, so design options are there, but limited. If that's what you need, get it

    from Just Velvet Posted on

    buying this for the second time, to give one to my mother and I'll probably be buying ANOTHER for my mother-in-law. because the price is perfect! I've seen them much higher at other places. I use these to make polka dots with frosting (maybe not their intended use, but it does the job)

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    These round piping tips or tubes as Ateco likes to call them are great to pipe buttercream on cupcakes. You'll need a large coupler for these.

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    ateco are the best tips out there and this site is the best in the pricing of these tips we got hundreds of these and they last a long time if you dont crush them in the sink..

    from jeanne's bakeshop Posted on

    Great to use when filling macarons or any other sandwich cookie I would say. Great value for the price and the fact that these sizes are not available at places like craft shops.

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    Best price online for these Ateco pipping tips. We've paid more per tip at other stores, but not here. Very strong metal construction (as in it's really hard to bend these).

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    Very affordable Pastry tube made by Ateco. Easy to clean and fits standard pastry bags. Great for detail designs and drawing on cakes and cupcakes.

    from Countryside Cakes Posted on

    This pastry tube is a nice size for decorative work on cakes, making dots to hold decorations, and making small cake borders. It's a little too small to frost a cupcake.

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    I love this tip for big icing swirls with no pattern. It works well with icing that has "chunks" in it, like cookies and cream.

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    This is a great pastry tube! It is a good size for piping filling into small pastries. These tubes are multi-purposeful and very tough, I highly recommend them.

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    Filling a Small Tartlet With Almond Filling

    A good size for making characters, fruit, or larger beading on borders. I often use this one for filling cupcakes and pastry shells. The smooth edge doesn't snag on the cake.

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