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  • 1/4" 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.

Opening Length 1/4 Inches
Opening Width 1/4 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #2
Type French 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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Add fine, deeply-grooved icing patterns to your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 862 1/4" french star #2 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, #2 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: 1/4"
Opening Width: 1/4"

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    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Ateco 862 1/4" French Star #2 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 13 reviews


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    Ateco 862 1/4" French Star #2 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) #144862 is one of the many French star attachments that I've grown to love. Highly recommend

    from Mocha Choca Latte Posted on

    This is a great baking tool! It's a fine hole only measuring #2 and French star making beautiful rivets. These are strong tubes and clean well.

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    The Ateco 862 1/4" French Star #2 Pastry Tube is one of my favorites. It is perfect for decorating cupcakes and works great with my coupler. The quality is excellent as well as the price. I am very happy with my purchase.

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    Perfect for decorating cupcakes and fits my coupler. Highly recommend!

    This tip works great for doing clam shell borders on cakes and even frosting mini cupcakes, of of course that depends on what look you are going for.

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    This Ateco pastry tube is great is great for making larger lines and decorate your cakes, cupcakes and so much more, but is not very good for piping small intricate details. I highly recommend this tip.

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    Perfect tip to Add to my collection, and to use on any small pipping you have, Quality and durability are excellent and let's not mention the price best price I found so far

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    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. Frost mini cupcakes with this one to add a different look.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    This one is good for creating swirls and more with nice lines through the frosting. It uses a medium size coupler. Ateco tubes/tips are great to have in so many sizes and shapes.

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    With this pastry tube #2 french star you can make more big your desings on your cake to draw wherever you want or you can make a big frosting on your cupcakes for a better presentation

    from SUSANA'S CAKES Posted on

    Ateco 862 1/4" French Star #2 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) if you are gifted with decorating this 9 arm star will make beat patterns for you in your icing and dough

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    Good tip for larger 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!

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    Great for boarders. It gives a nice full shell boarder and is now a replacement for the brand I use to previously swear by. Ateco has changed my life in cake decorating.

    from Sweet 1603 Posted on

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