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Regularly: $0.99/Each

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  • 3/8" wide tip
  • Made of durable, rust-resistant stainless steel
  • Open star cut produces lightly-grooved icing patterns
  • Ideal for forming shells, stars, fleur-de-lis, rosettes, and flowers
  • 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 3/8 Inches
Opening Width 3/8 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #4
Type Open Star

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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Easily add lightly-grooved patterned icing to your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 824 3/8" open star #4 pastry tube. Made of durable stainless steel, this tube is rust-resistant and designed to withstand repeated use without bending out of shape. Featuring an open star, #4 tip, you can create shells, stars, fleur-de-lis, rosettes, and flowers. The open star design produces a subtle texture great for a soft presentation. Plus, its medium size is perfect for icing confectionary creations quickly and efficiently. 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: 3/8"
Opening Width: 3/8"

  • 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 824 3/8" Open Star #4 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    5.0 stars from 42 reviews


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    ateco 824 , star shape is for layer making on you cupcakes or cakes , solid , quality and heavy duty item , best price

    from Aslan Khan LLC Posted on

    Get frosting tip at a wonderful price. Shipping was quick as always! This tip is perfect to frost cupcakes and crest a beautiful design and flowers too!

    from Sugar rush Posted on

    These are all great piping tips. You cant go wrong with any of them. They are durable and get the job done. This is a nice tip 824 for piping shell borders.

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    This is my go to tip for decorating cupcakes with perfect rosettes. I have several of them - you just can't go wrong. Happy with the quality here.

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    Works great and feels like a nice solid piece. I bought the 10" Ateco reusable plastic bag on here and had to trim it to fit this piece but that's no big deal. Unless you really abuse this thing I don't see it breaking in any way. And the price it's great for what you get.

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    This made as it says a star. Great when integrated with the rest of the set to help get you that change in design on your food decorations.

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    This is a great product to quickly and easily give your homemade cupcakes a professional look. It takes only a couple of minutes more than just smearing icing across the top of a cupcake, but the results are well worth it.

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    This is one of our go to tips! It makes a beautiful design on our large cupcakes. Great price and they last forever! We use them daily and have yet to dispose of one.

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    We use these tips to add borders to our smaller four inch cakes. The open star brings out a beautifully piped border that looks perfect on smaller cakes.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    I enjoy having these in the various shapes and sizes. They are metal, durable, and easy to clean. This one uses the medium size coupler.

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    Chocolate cupcakes with coral colored Bavarian cream frosting

    Love these ateco open star tips! They are great for use with disposable or reusable bags, and are pretty easy to clean to. I would highly recommend these to anyone!

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    Ateco 824 3/8" Open Star #4 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) these hex star shaped tubes are good for churro designed and shapes in your pastries

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    I love Ateco Tips. They are strong and don't crush easily. I appreciate their sharp points to provide a smooth result. They create a perfect cupcake swirl!

    from Sweet Treats Bakery Posted on

    unbeatable price. i have 10 of these in my shop for multi colored cakes and cupcakes. easy to clean and will not rust. very nice and affordable

    from Designer Cakes Posted on

    I love an open star pastry tip to decorate my cupcakes. It gives a professional look that is easy to achieve with a solid tip like the Ateco 824. Unlike some other brands that are a lesser quality and tend to rust, the Ateco tips maintain their luster and last a long time.

    from Sugar Buff Posted on

    A perfectly piped frosting swirl!

    This is one of my favorite tips and often used. Great open star for large fast piping. stainless steel so no rusting and as always a great price.

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

    I love every pastry tube made by ateco. The quality just can't be beat, and for only a dollar or so, this open star nozzle makes beautiful designs on my cakes

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    Great for piping out a duchess potato!Cant beat the price! These clean up great and are meant for heavy duty work. I keep a few extras in my desk in case they get lost in the dish machine!

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    Versatile tip good for rough detail work and covering area. 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

    Very sharp tip, and a price that can't be beat. What more can I ask for. I have plans to get various sizes to fit different occasions, cupcakes, cakes ,scones....even fancy wasabi paste

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