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Regularly: $0.99/Each

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  • 1/2" wide tip
  • Made of durable, rust-resistant stainless steel
  • Closed star cut produces deeply-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 1/2 Inches
Opening Width 1/2 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #6
Type Closed 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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Create deeply-grooved icing patterns on your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 846 1/2" closed star #6 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 closed star, #6 tip, you can create shells, stars, fleur-de-lis, rosettes, and flowers. The closed star design produces a defined texture for eye-catching bakery decorations. 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: 1/2"
Opening Width: 1/2"

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

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

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Ateco 846 1/2" Closed Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    5.0 stars from 31 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    A well made tip by Ateco. A nice BIG tip perfect for quickly icing cupcakes or even making designs on cakes. Very nice quality and can't beat the price.

    from TRW Posted on

    Works great for easy roses on cookies too

    My cakes and desserts look just perfect when I decorate them using this Ateco 846 1/2" Closed Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen). I strongly recommend getting this tube.

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    846 ateco star pastry tube , just go ahead and purchase all ateco tubes and make yourself a nice quality set of Ateco tubes, they also have box

    from Aslan Khan LLC Posted on

    The Ateco 846 closed star pastry tube is a medium size tip. Makes piping quick and easy with theses larger tubes. Could be used for cupcakes, piping stars and borders.

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    This tip is wonderful it makes a beautiful boarder that is not to big for smaller sheet cakes or small layer cakes...I have even used it for mini cupcakes

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    These are an easy way to give your homemade baked goods a professional appearance with very little effort. I've started an entire collection of them, as I enjoy "playing" with them. Just a tip - make sure your frosting isn't too thick, or else it's difficult to squeeze the pastry bag...and I recommend the disposable pastry bags you can get right here.

    Posted on

    This is our standard tube for quickly frosting standard size cupcakes when we want the closed star look. We will be ordering more of these.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    This is yet another great Ateco tube/tip. It has a medium to large opening. It uses a medium size coupler. It helps to create such great looking treats.

    Posted on

    I have this hole set almost I love these tips this # 6 star is fantastic easy to use and clean and looks great thanks

    from home Posted on

    Ateco 845 7/16" Closed Star #5 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) the medium size tube makes a very narrow armed star that you can you to create patterns in pastries and icing

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    Makes an amazing swirl on our cupcakes. Great Ateco closed star for decorating our cupcakes quick and easy. Well worth picking one up and giving it a try

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on


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    Good tip for a variety of tasks that requires larger ropes of icing. 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

    Really great tip by Ateco. As always, great quality, doesn't rust and doesn't bend. Creates great piped roses on cakes and also on cupcakes. I use this one a lot

    from Jennie's Cake Creations Posted on

    Piped roses on top tier made using this Ateco tip

    This is the best pastry tube for a perfect swirl! This is the only pastry tube i use, makes frosting cupcakes a breeze and they look extremely cute with the swirl you get from the tube.

    Posted on

    Perfect swirl from the Ateco #6 Pastry Tube!!! Red Velvet Cupcakes.

    Great piping tip are you there for everything from roses to just decorating around the cake borders I definitely recommend this piping tip it's a great tip

    from Where's the sweets Posted on

    This tip works great on cakes, cupcakes and cookies. It is easy to wash and maintain. Ateco has great products and this tip does not disappoint.

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    This is the smaller of my large closed star icing tips. I use it all the time for swirled cupcake frosting...My cupcakes look like they came from a bakery when I use this tip.

    Posted on

    This pastry tip is perfect for whipped cream topping as well as cake icings, and pate a choux. The strong stainless steel has not bent or rusted. Great product!

    Posted on

    We love the size of this tip as it is not readily available at the big box craft stores. Great buy and wonderful details for frosting!

    from Bakeshop LLC Posted on

    Love these piping tips! Easy to use for the perfect swirl on cupcakes. Easy to clean as well, great with disposable or reusable piping bags

    Posted on

    Love this piping tip. It's much more sturdy than the ones you can buy in a craft store (other brands), so the tip stays in the perfect pronged configuration.

    from All in the Details Posted on

    Great quality pastry tube. Love the size and construction of this tool. Makes piping icing on cupcakes easy and leaves you with a perfect finish ever time.

    Posted on

    I use this tip most often for piping buttercream onto cupcakes and cakes. The closed star design produces deeper cuts and more definition. Ateco piping tips are sturdy, clean up so easily and are made to last.

    from Baked Bliss by Laura Posted on

    I'm new to the whole cake decorating business, but this tip made it a lot easier! I've never done roses before but they actually came out really nicely! I've gotten so many compliments on my rose cakes! Thank you so much!!!

    Posted on

    Excellent price ! ! ! and will keep ordering more, very high quality like all ateco products very fast shipping which is a plus! Have all sizes

    from Kedbys Kreations & Party Rental Posted on


    I like this one, its a MED size compared to what I'm used to using. I usually use these to frost cupcakes and make designs on cakes. I'm used to smaller sizes, but this one works well. Doesn't feel cheap like others I have used from other companies

    Posted on

    Who doesnt love a closed star tip. Gives cupcakes a gorgeous and elegant finish, and this is the perfect size! Not too small, and not so big that you dump a ton of frosting on them, that many people end up scraping off anyway.

    from KiwiCakes Posted on

    This was the most frequently lost item in our pastry kitchen. That is because it was the most frequently used. very good, awesome that they can be purchased individually here!

    Posted on

    This tip was larger than I had expected. Very sturdy and well made and helps me to decorate my cupcakes like a champ. I love the prices on these tips and will be back for more!

    from Your Pit BBQ Posted on

    This is a nice larger size star tip! It is good for garnishing individual lemon or key lime tarts with fresh whipped cream and berries!!!

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