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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.

Ateco 803 Specs
Opening Length 5/16 Inches
Opening Width 5/16 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #18
Style Plain
Tip Size Medium
Type Piping Tips

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What do the different pastry tube numbers mean?
To ensure you choose the right sized pastry tip for the job, most Ateco pastry tubes feature numbers, starting at #0. The number indicates the relative size of each Ateco tip in comparison with the tube type. For example, French star #0 is the smallest tip available, while French star #9 is the largest tip size available for this tube type.
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Ateco 803 Details

Decorate your cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies with this Ateco 803 5/16" plain #18 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 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

  • Overall User Rating: Ateco 803 5/16" Plain #18 Piping Tip (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 59 reviews


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    tip pastry great size Ateco cupcakes tips piping plain Tube

    I love this tip because it is a bit longer than a standard Wilton tip and it has a small ridge around the large end that seems to help it stay in place better.

    from Blessings Cakes & Cupcakes Posted on

    This decorating tip is the perfect size for filling cupcakes and pastries. It is just a basic tip, no design but sometimes that's all you need!

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    I think this small to medium sized plain pastry tube is best used for frosting bite size cupcakes. It adds just enough frosting with a simple pipe.

    from Fast Casual Cafe Posted on

    Allows for quick, simple work.

    Perfect for my beehive cupcakes! Works great with reusable bags. I leave the tips on and freeze my frosting to use later. Buy more than one!

    Posted on

    This tip was great for our beehive cupcakes!

    This size is an "in between size" - you can't really use it for writing, but it is good for borders on cakes or for frosting some cupcakes - For the price, try different ways to use this tip!

    from Hardcore Sweet Posted on

    Perfect to use for filling. Used in center of the frosting.

    Hi I am using the 5/16" #3 plain pastry tube witch is just a plain round tip. It is simple and easy witch is good for a mom like me.

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    5/16" #3 plain pastry tube

    I'm a fan of Ateco piping tips. They're always reliable and reasonably priced. I used this size for various cake/pastry piping jobs and it's perfect.

    Posted on

    This plain pastry tube has a 5/16" wide tip. The tube is made by Ateco, a very high quality manufacturer of pastry tools. Pastry tubes can be used to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and other pastries and desserts. The tools makes decorating easy and precise. The pastry tube is made of durable stainless steel. We highly recommend hand washing these attachments.

    from Dig & Serve Posted on

    A good strong 5/16 tip good for piping larger diameter round design or writing bolder letters. Good quality stainless as always with Ateco. You can't go wrong.

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    This 5/16" plain #3 pastry tip make such elegant patterns of a great circle which I love to use whenever decorating cakes or cookies. I highly recommend using them for any baking you may do.

    Posted on

    small pastry tube

    This is a plain pastry tip, and easy to use with or without a coupler. I use this tip for piping macaroons, or when creating pearling. The Ateco brand tips are very good-they are made of stainless steel, hold up very well to normal use and abuse, and clean up easily in the dishwasher without rusting.

    Posted on

    These are a perfect size for a pearl trim on a cake. Or if I want a nice thick buttercream name written on a cake.

    from Courtney's Cakes and Sweet Treats Posted on

    Ateco 803 5/16" Plain #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is the perfect item for writing on cakes and cupcakes, it's thin enough to draw detail.

    from Mocha Choca Latte Posted on

    beautiful designs, these plain utensils are perfect for borders and creating lines to start your decorating process.

    This 803 Ateco tip works nicely with large items and cupcakes. The stainless steel thickness is great for our needs, keep its original shape even after our everyday wear and tear

    from BKE Posted on

    I found this Ateco 803 tip perfect for piping macarons. I think it gives you more control over the batter when using this one compared to a larger tip.

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    Love this size for piping macarons.

    Easy to make great designs with this tip. Results are always positive and the product holds up with multiple uses. They are also longer which makes them easier to handle and get into your bags.

    from Coco & Mini's LLC Posted on

    Ateco is the leading name in tips. This one is no different. I have purchased all of the Ateco tips. Best quality at the best value. You will not go wrong or regret buying Ateco tips.

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    I love using this piping tip for piping my macarons. The opening is not to wide which makes the air bubbles pop while piping. Very nice and sturdy will definitely purchase a few more of them

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    Plain #3 pastry tube

    I love this tip. I primarily use it to pipe macaroon batter, for which it's a perfect size. They're so cheap here that I just bought five of them, which turned out to be good when my boyfriend accidentally ground one up in the garbage disposal. They fit perfect in a Wilton reusable piping bag, or on the Wilton classic coupler size if you want to be able to switch out tips on the same frosting bag.

    Posted on

    This tip is the perfect size for piping macarons!

    These are great if you are not planning to use a coupler. They are much bigger that I was thinking. If you are looking for large tips, then this is great

    from MY Pepper jelly Posted on

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