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  • 3/16" wide tip
  • Made of durable, rust-resistant stainless steel
  • French star cuts produces fine, deeply-grooved icing patterns
  • Ideal for forming shells, stars, flowers, and scalloped designs
  • 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 861 Specs
Opening Length 3/16 Inches
Opening Width 3/16 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #1
Style French Star
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 861 Details

Add fine, deeply-grooved icing patterns to your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 861 3/16" french star #1 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 french star, #1 tip, you can create shells, stars, flowers, and scalloped designs. 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: 3/16"
Opening Width: 3/16"

  • 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 861 3/16" French Star #1 Piping Tip

    4.9 stars from 16 reviews


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    Quality of this french start no 1 tip is really impressive. It is really sturdy product for such a great price. It is really well performing too!
    French star #1 pastry tube is one of the smaller pastry tubes. It produces a very small, cute and detailed design which is perfect for smaller bakery items. The pastry tube is very high quality too.
    Pastry tubes are used very frequently in our kitchen. This tube has a 3/16" wide tip and comes in the French star shape. The tube is made of stainless steel and very easy to clean. We do suggest hand washing these. tubes.
    Ateco 861 3/16" French Star #1 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is a more exotic attachment which gives beautifully created designs that I've come to love!
    Great tip for decorating cupcakes or piping little decorations on chocolate and candies. Easy to use and big enough that it is easy to handle and doesn't get lost.
    The Ateco 861 3/16" French Star #1 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is perfect for decorating cupcakes. The quality is very good, this pastry tube will last for years. This is definitely one of my favorites.
    when decorating a detailed cake i use this tip either to write with or to do a thin clam shell design. I am very satisfied with this tip.
    I love this Ateco 861 pastry tube is made of very good quality material and easy to clean...This tube is perfect for making borders, swirls or shells on your cupcakes, cakes and desserts.
    Perfect tip to Add to my collection, and to use on any small pipping, Quality and durability are excellent and let's not mention the price best price I found so far
    The stainless steel tips are always top quality and easy to maintain, take care of them and they will last you. The French star opens up your decorating choices. This tip is smaller but still nice for decorating.
    This one also has a narrow opening. It's great for small designs that are big on pretty. It uses a medium size coupler. That is helpful for an easy switch when using different tubes/tips of various sizes.
    With this pastry tube you can make desings a little more defined on your cakes or cupcakes with star desings, and its a good material
    Ateco 861 3/16" French Star #1 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) the French star is a nine armed star very spiny so this will be the pattern it makes in your icing and dough
    This small star tip works great for smaller cakes ..makes the borders look in proportion to the cake size and is a cool design. I am ordering more
    Nice quality tip good for detail work, I personally just don't like the fineness of the grooves. Good metal construction, solid and clean when piping. Get a coupler to make your life easier when changing tips!

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