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Regularly: $0.99/Each

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  • 1/2" 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 1/2 Inches
Opening Width 1/2 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #6
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 826 1/2" open 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 an open star, #6 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: 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 826 1/2" Open Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 49 reviews


    People Talk About:

    tip cupcakes tips great Star pastry Ateco clean nice icing

    I loooove using this tip to pipe roses on the sides of my cakes. If the rose edges look too clean I like to pry open the points on this tip just a little bit which makes a more natural looking flower. Perfect!

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    This is one of the best piping tips I tried. Very strong, holds up really good, very easy to clean. It makes such nice clean lines that I will definitely be using it a lot.

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    The Ateco 826 1/2" Open Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is one of my favorites. The quality is excellent and the price is very reasonable. Works great with my coupler on cupcakes. Definitely recommend!

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    This is a really cool product! This open star #6 pastry tube works great for large detailing. Meaning a larger area to cover. Creates a really nice textured look.

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    I love this tip. I use it on mini cupcakes, if you use a slight twist when squeezing the bag while lifting up, it will make a nice peak in a mini cupcake

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    This pastry tube is perfect to decorate your cupcakes with swirls. This is a large icing tip and it will not allow you to make intricate detailed work.

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    High quality product at a reasonable price. Sturdy construction and easy to clean. A beautiful addition to my collection of supplies! You can't go wrong when you are using Ateco!

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    They are commercial quality and made of heavy stainless steel rather than merely plated like many of the less expensive brands found in hobby stores.

    from Aslan Khan LLC Posted on

    Perfect for icing cupcakes, and looks great. This is a large icing tip, so not suitable for minis or intricate work. But we love them!

    from Everything Iced Cupcakes & More Posted on

    The largest open star we have in this set so far and it adds to the change in design as needed on any kind of creative input used in food design.

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    didnt realize this was a large tip but i love it. easy to use and clean. perfect piping everytime. shipping was super fast also as always

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    The #6 tip is generally where we start when it comes to frosting standard size cupcakes. Frosting easily pipes out yet holds together well. High quality piping tip and easy to clean.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    This one had a medium opening. It also uses a medium size coupler. It's great for swirls with a few lines to add to the detail. It creates a very pretty finish.

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    This review is for number 6 open star pastry tip it's awesome I had a great price point it makes fantastic stars on my cupcakes

    from home Posted on

    Nice large star tip. This brand is durable, using it for years without any regrets. Creates some of the best designs and you can make numerous pattern with this tip. Be careful the top is very sharp

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    Ateco 826 1/2" Open Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) if you wanting to make a star shaped patter in your icing or pastry you will do well with this

    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

    I really like this brand, and this tip is no exception to the quality I have come to expect. It is great for decorating cupcakes.

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    Sturdy construction and prawns seem tough enough that they wont bend, unless you wanted them too. Pipes smoothly and with ease. I am defiantly going to order some more.

    from Fusion Tapas Posted on

    Works great and fits good in all our bags. The open star pastry tube gives us a nice clean decoration on our cupcakes. Wonderful price.

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

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