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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

  • Overall User Rating: Ateco 803 5/16" Plain #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 46 reviews


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    Great tip pastry Ateco size tips cupcakes piping tube cakes

    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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    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.

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    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

    The Ateco 803 5/16" Plain #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) works well. It's perfect for decorating cupcakes and cakes. The quality is great as well as the price. I definitely recommend this pastry tube.

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    I really love these pastry tubes. This one is plain#3 and works great with any type of icing. Great for decorating your baked goods. This tube is pretty strong it doesn't bend at all.

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    LOVE this product.... is wonderful to use to make flowers... or small balloons for cakes or cupcakes... makes just the perfect size... but be sure to buy a few if you are like me you use more then one color per flower.. and instead of switching them to each color bag.. way easier to just drop them down and use them per color

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    These Ateco 803 pastry tube is great for for filling cream puffs, cupcakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc....it's also perfect for piping. A little too big for intricate detail work but I strongly recommend this item.

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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.

    Posted on

    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

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