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  • 5/16" 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 863 Specs
Opening Length 5/16 Inches
Opening Width 5/16 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #3
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 863 Details

Add fine, deeply-grooved icing patterns to your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 863 5/16" french star #3 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, #3 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: 5/16"
Opening Width: 5/16"

  • 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 863 5/16" French Star #3 Piping Tip (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 16 reviews


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    I love this tip and the texture it adds to doing unicorn hair. I also love using this tip for my succulent cakes. These multiple teeth tips are awesome!
    This french star pastry tip is just fantastic! It is so easy to work with and it is a breeze to clean it! It also create such a nice pattern!
    This pastry tube has a 5/16" wide tip and is made with a stainless steel construction. This tube can easily connect using the Ateco coupler. Our pastry team has a variety of shapes and widths of tubes. Ateco makes this pastry tube and they are a very reputable pastry tool manufacturer.
    Great pasty tip. I like the larger size for cupcakes or piping larger cakes. The price is great, and so far it is holding up well.
    Ateco 863 5/16" French Star #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is a beautifully crafted piece that makes gorgeous designs, I ordered the whole set because I'll use them and you get quantity discounts!
    I love love love this tip. It's perfect for cupcakes or anything else. So easy to use and super easy to clean. It's very sturdy as well. Definitely recommend.
    The Ateco 863 5/16" French Star #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is one of my favorites. It works really well decorating cupcakes. The quality is great as well as the price. Definitely recommend!
    I absolutely love this product! This French star#3 pastry tube works great! This tube is slightly larger than the #2 French star tube. Easy to use and great quality!
    Very good quality pastry tub. Perfect to make borders and little rosettes. Dishwasher safe. I will definitely buy a couple more of these to use in my business.
    Perfect size tip to pipe on a mini size cupcake, Quality and durability are excellent and let's not mention the price best price I found so far
    Borders on six inch cakes is ideal for this tip. 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 one is good for swirl designs on cakes and cupcakes, borders, and more. It uses the medium size coupler. It's a great addition to a collection.
    Since August thomsen French star is fantastic absolutely one of my favorite pastry tips I have multiple of the set sooner or later I will have all of them
    Ateco 863 5/16" French Star #3 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) if your into clay sculpting like me or cake decorating like my sister get a set but if your into both get two cause that's just gross
    This is my new favorite tip for a shell border, not too thick not too thin. It is better than the previous 32 tip I was using in another brand..
    Good tip for large detail work, I'm not a fan of the fine grooves but it's a well made tip. Good metal construction, solid and clean when piping. Get a coupler to make your life easier when changing tips!

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