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Ateco 843 Specs
Shipping Weight0.02 lb.
Base Diameter Size Medium
Material Stainless Steel
Style Closed Star
Tip Opening Size0.41 Inches
Tip Size Medium
Type Piping Tips

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How are Ateco pastry tip base diameter sizes defined?
They are categorized on a scale from "small" to "extra large" based on the diameter of the base:

Small - 0.71" (requires no trimming when using Ateco reusable bags)
Medium - 0.98"
Medium/Large - 1.22"
Large - 1.42"
Extra Large - 2.1" or 2.5"
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Ateco 843 Details

Create deeply-grooved icing patterns on your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 843 5/16" closed star 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 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 small size is perfect for adding intricate details to confectionary creations. It is also compatible with the Ateco 402 coupler and Ateco 407 coupler using the 7/8" coupler ring, making it easy to switch tips without changing the pastry bag. 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: 0.41"

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4.9 stars from 34 reviews


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Customer Reviews


We will continue to always use the ateco brand tips! They work so well, they're great quality and they last forever! We are customers for life!

Holly M. from Three Sisters Cake Shop on 09/25/2019

This aTECO closed star piping tip is really great and makes a large swirl the metal is strong and durable and a very long lasting thank you so much

Yoel R. from Century Centimentals on 04/03/2019

this brand was recommended to me.i did not want to spend a lot as i never used them before.they are made of stainless steel and heavy thick.i would think they will last a long time.

Robert P. from Bobs Bbq And Grill on 09/15/2018

I use these Ateco 843 #22 Closed Star Piping Tip (August Thomsen) all the time to decorate my baked goods. I use it to make little rosettes, flowers, borders and they look perfect and professional. These are very good quality and I will purchase them again and again...

Kiera T. on 05/25/2018

This pastry tube makes a design that is a medium size and. perfect for decorating cupcakes. It holds its shape, produces crisp lines and is so easy to clean!

Gail P. on 02/04/2018

I used this pastry tube recently to add little dollops to a simple but nice cake I created for a customer. This small tube makes that job so simple and that saves a lot of time.

L O. from Fast Casual Cafe on 01/22/2018

You can get a nice larger swirl with this 5/16 inch closed star tip by ateco. These tips work great and hold up well to use and abuse.

Hevenly D. on 01/02/2018

As a mom of kids who likes their goodies looking pretty and fancy this is a great and easy way do to so, as my decorating is not the best.

Nora S. on 12/31/2017

Closed star #3 pastry tube makes a design that is kind of in the middle range. Perfect for decorating cupcakes. It produces a very nice and sharp line that holds its shape. It is also very easy to clean.

Lyudmila T. on 12/19/2017

The tip of this pastry tube measures 5/16" wide and the tube is constructed of stainless steel. This pastry tube is great for decorating cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts. The closed star shape pastry tube is another style pastry tube we own. This pastry tube is made by Ateco, a quality manufacturer of pastry bags and tools.

Brandon G. from Dig & Serve on 12/07/2017

I pop these out of the drawers when I need to make small 6 to 8 inch cakes. They are perfect for those and more.

Hai N. on 12/06/2017

Ateco 843 5/16" Closed Star #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) allows me to decorate the way I want to, for a fraction of the price

Sheila H. from Mocha Choca Latte on 08/15/2017

Love the Deep grooves I can get from these ateco 843 5/16 closed star tips they work very well and make decorating a Breeze great quality

Kathy J. from Kathy J on 07/17/2017

This is a good basic standard closed star tip. As with other Ateco tips the quality and reliablity is impeccable. Really a great great value.

Stacy M. on 06/18/2017

The Ateco 843 5/16" Closed Star #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is excellent, one of my favorites. It's perfect for decorating cupcakes. The quality is very good as well as the price. Highly recommend!

Ann A. on 05/03/2017

I highly recommend this Ateco 843 5/16" Closed Star #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen). They are just perfect to decorate your cakes, cupcakes and desserts. Very easy to clean them and constructed very well...

Maria T. on 03/11/2017

ateco is A Must Have For The Baker In The House! go for all pastry tubes and other products of ateco , no mistake at all

Cengizhan K. from Aslan Khan LLC on 02/09/2017

This is number three Ateco pastry tube will come in handy when decorating cupcakes and small details on cakes. The metal is also very thick so it's very durable.

Reginald on 02/02/2017

Quite simply the best piping tip. So versitile. Great for buttercream, great for piping meringue on tarts, works great for whipped cream too. Not to big!

Meryl H. from CSSC on 01/15/2017

We use Ateco closed star 843 pastry tip for medium cakes. This makes medium size swirls or shells. Its always good to have different sizes of decorating tips for different sizes of cakes.

Erika V. on 01/15/2017

This is a smaller pastry tube that you put at the end of your pastry bag you will need to use more force since it is a closed star

Lj F. from Sweet Candy Finds on 11/21/2016

One of the few closed star tips we use for mini cupcakes. High quality piping tip and easily pipes our frosting on to our cupcakes.

Travis F. from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe on 10/17/2016

Each size and shape of these tubes is a great addition to any collection. They are durable and Ateco is a good company. This one uses the medium size coupler.

Tonya L. on 10/12/2016

My closed start pastry tube is perfect for piping cupcakes, cookies and cakes. It does a great job making quick work of the task and filling nicely

Russell H. from Russ' Sub Shack on 07/31/2016

Great pastry tube for a variety of jobs. Love the deep grooves that add a flourish to any cake. Good metal construction, solid and clean when piping. Get a coupler to make your life easier when changing tips!

Michael P. from Mike's Mindful Plate on 05/18/2016

This tip is one my favorites because is a cross between small and medium. Perfect for cookies, cakes and also cupcakes. It is easy to use and easy to clean.

Brenda M. on 01/28/2016

This is a great closed star tip for piping on cookies and small pastries. Good quality tips at a reasonable price. We would highly suggest these tips.

Samantha K. from Bakeshop LLC on 08/03/2015

The Ateco Closed Star #3 is great for making rosettes. We use them especially on our mini cupcakes. It is also the perfect size for making small (about 1") Meringue Cookies.

Chiyon Y. from Sugar Defined on 06/10/2015

The Ateco star tip is perfect for piping roses. High quality and good price gives it a five star review! Any simple buttercream recipe will do great in this tip.

Diane W. on 04/19/2015

Love this cake decorating tip! It works great for standard cupcakes, mini cupcakes, and making large shell borders on cakes. Excellent price and nice quality.

Kristin C. on 03/22/2015

i am very happy with my purchase of the closed star tip. took a decorating class and learned how to make flowers with it and let them dry before sticking them to the cake!

Edith I. on 11/29/2014

Decorated a cake for a baby shower worked great easy to control the flow of icing. Fits the medium coupler snugly so no leakage from the bag.

Joyce G. on 07/06/2013

This is a great pastry tip for making borders on square cakes! It is a beautiful tip for making attractive deviled egg appetizers! Great for piping potatoes too!!!

Eric K. on 10/11/2012

I love my ateco 5/16 closed star pastry tube. This tip works great and it is a good price. I have all sizes of this tip.

Lateisha P. on 08/16/2012

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