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  • 3/8" 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 864 Specs
Opening Length 3/8 Inches
Opening Width 3/8 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #4
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 864 Details

Add fine, deeply-grooved icing patterns to your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 864 3/8" french star #4 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, #4 tip, you can create shells, stars, flowers, and scalloped designs. Plus, its medium size is perfect for icing confectionary creations quickly and efficiently. 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: 3/8"
Opening Width: 3/8"

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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 864 3/8" French Star #4 Piping Tip (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 21 reviews


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    ATECO tip Pastry star French Tube tips great piping size

    This is one of my favorite pastry tip ever! Size 4 is just right for most kinds of usage! It works just as you expect and quality and price are great!

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    French star no 4

    This is a smaller star tip but it works very well if that's the look you're going for. It is a great piping tip. Thanks

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    Sturdy tips!

    French star #4 pastry tube is one of the medium sized pastry tubes. It produces a nice and detailed design. I use it mostly for decorating cupcakes or cakes The piping tube is very easy to clean as well

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    French star #4 pastry tube

    This pastry tube has a 3/8" wide tip and is made with a stainless steel construction. 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. This tube can easily connect using the Ateco coupler.

    from Dig & Serve Posted on

    A wonderful tip by Ateco that easily pushes icing through the tube in the shape of a French star. A novice can even make the best looking designs with these tips. Highly recommend!

    from Dream Thread LLC Posted on

    French star #4 decorating tip

    This pastry tube works great. They are good size measuring 3/8". They fit most pastry bags. The French star design is beautiful making lots of texture in your decor.

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    Ateco 864 3/8" French Star #4 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) makes really nice decorations, very tight French star looks, it's really a nice item. I like it.

    from Mocha Choca Latte Posted on

    The Ateco 864 3/8" French Star #4 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is one of my favorites. The quality is very good as well as the price. This tube is perfect for cupcakes. I am very happy with my purchase.

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    French Star tips are my favorite! Ateco, is definitely the brand to go with! This one is perfect for icing Mini Cupcakes! It makes a nice swirl!

    from Cake Box Posted on

    ateco 864 , write the number on your recipe so you wont make mistake on next time , very solid and well hard quality for heavy duty use

    from Aslan Khan LLC Posted on

    The Ateco 864 french star pastry tip is a a medium size tip. That could be used for piping different decorations. We use this for our rectangle cakes to pipe shell borders.

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    Perfect size tip to pipe on a regular size cupcake if you want a smaller amount of frosting, Quality and durability are excellent and let's not mention the price best price I found so far

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    If you want to add a different look to standard size cupcakes this is your go to 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. Great product.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    This one has a medium size opening. It's great for those cupcake spirals and so much more. It uses a medium size coupler. It's of Ateco quality, as expected.

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    Ateco 864 3/8" French Star #4 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) I've been trying to learn cake decoration my sister is teaching me I'm better at using my hands so I'm learning on these

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    You can never have too many piping tips. The metal tips that we use at our bakery are all Ateco brand and some of them we've had over 10 years!. These tips are highly recommended. This tip can also have the teeth closed in a bit to restrict the flow and change the shape of what you're piping.

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    Good for smaller work, this tip puts out almost as much icing as a round one, making decoration heavy and dense. 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

    This tip (Ateco 864) is somewhere in the grey lines of the industry. I feel it's too small for most uses. Other than maybe piping a thick frosting this tip is simply too small for normal uses, but too large for intricate piping work.

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    This #4 tip is my favorite when icing cupcakes. I think it gives it some elegance. Also one of my favorite tips to border my round cakes with.

    from Simply Davids Posted on

    This Ateco French Star tip is great and lots of fun to use! Ateco is a great brand for heavy duty use, great quality- doesnt rust!

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