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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 843 Specs
Base Diameter Size Medium
Material Stainless Steel
Style Closed Star
Tip Opening Size .41 Inches
Tip Size Medium
Type Piping Tips

Customer questions about this product

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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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Ateco 843 Closed Star Piping Tip

    4.9 stars from 34 reviews


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    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!
    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
    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.
    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...
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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
    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.
    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!
    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...
    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
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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!!!
    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.

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