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  • 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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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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Ateco 866 Specs
Base Diameter Size Medium-Large
Material Stainless Steel
Style French Star
Tip Opening Size 0.58 Inches
Tip Size Medium
Type Piping Tips

Customer questions about this product

How are Ateco 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 866 Details

Add fine, deeply-grooved icing patterns to your cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more with this Ateco 866 1/2" french 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 french star, 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: 0.58"

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

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  • Overall User Rating: Ateco 866 French Star Piping Tip

    5.0 stars from 23 reviews

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    I love Ateco piping tips and this french star tip is no different. Ateco tips are always seamless and sturdy. The points don't bend easily even if you drop them and they've never rusted on me. I like this tip for mini cupcakes and standard cupcakes. They're good for piping shells, drop flowers, and rosette swirls.
    French star #6 pastry tube is one of the larger pastry tubes. It is made of a very nice high quality material that has been holding up really good It produces a nice large design. Perfect for cakes or cupcakes
    This pastry tube has a 1/2" wide tip, French Star design, and is constructed from stainless steel Our pastry team has a variety of shapes and widths of tubes. This tube can easily connect using the Ateco coupler. Ateco, a very reputable pastry tool manufacturer, produces these pastry tubes.
    I love the delicate and intricate grooves this French star #6 pastry tube makes on desserts. It is easy to clean, so when I have to switch to a new color, it takes no time.
    The Ateco pastry tube is excellent. It works well with my coupler and is easy to use. I purchased for decorating cupcakes and I have had no issues with it at all.
    These french star pastry tubes are perfect for decorating our desserts and add a cute look to them. The are a great price for a great value!
    I totally love this french star pastry tube. it creates nice swirl icing on cupcakes. It is easy to clean and love the price so much.
    The Ateco 866 1/2" French Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is one of my favorites. Perfect for decorating cupcakes. The quality is very good and it works well with my coupler. I am very happy with this pastry tube and highly recommend.
    I love this tip I use it a lot for peanut butter buttercream and cream cheese frosting. The whole is also large enough for Oreo buttercream.
    I absolutely love this product! This French star #6 pastry tube works great! This tube is slightly larger than the #5 French tube. Great quality!
    Perfect pastry tube to decorate your pastries and desserts. You can make some nice rosettes and borders with this Ateco 866 1/2" French Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen). I highly recommend this item.
    Love this tip. I use it to pipe frosting for the inside of macarons, cake decorating, and cupcake decorating. Just make sure to hand wash these tips.
    Love this icing tip. It makes a great addition to my collection. It makes a great professional swirl for a cupcake and has many other uses as well.
    The French star pastry tube, was exactly what we were looking for to do our piping. Web offers a large selection of tips and pastry bags. The prices are always great and the best that we can fine.
    Add to your decorating supplies with this lager French star Tip. Easily add a unique design with a little creativity. This tip is made of high quality stainless steel and as long as you follow simple washing techniques, it will last you a long time.
    THIS ATECO 1/2" FRENCH STAR #6 PASTRY TUBE IS WONDERFUL JUST BY ITSELF FOR QUICK AND BEAUTIFUL DECORATING OF CAKES. CLEANING IS EASY FOR STAINLESS STEEL..DON'T GET POKED BY THE SHARPNESS OF POINTS. I TOTALLY AIR DRY INSTEAD OF A TOWEL SO I DON'T BEND ANY OF THE POINTS
    This one helps to create fuller swirls of frosting on cupcakes, cakes, and more. The grooves add to the decor of the treats. This tube/tip uses the medium size coupler.
    Ateco 866 1/2" French Star #6 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) these nine armed stars known as the French star makes a neat patter in your icing and pastries
    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. Also, this is my preferred tip for piping eclairs.
    I really like the extra ridges; the detail is done really well. Good quality tip, and webstaurant's prices so far are the best. I would recommend.
    The small grooves on this tip means that lots of icing comes out for a smaller detail/small coverage tip. Good metal construction, solid and clean when piping. Get a coupler to make your life easier when changing tips!
    I was looking for this tip for a long time and finally i found it here. I'd rather pick the tips individually then buying a set of decorating tips. Webstrauntstore has a good selection of them with all sizes. I love French star tip more then any other star tip. I think it creates the cutest decorations for cakes.
    These ateco icing tips are wonderful and very cheap compared to other places, mix and match and get the ones you need instead of a premixed set

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