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  • 5/8" 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.

Opening Length 5/8 Inches
Opening Width 5/8 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #8
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 868 5/8" french star #8 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, #8 tip, you can create shells, stars, flowers, and scalloped designs. Plus, its large 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: 5/8"
Opening Width: 5/8"

  • 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 868 5/8" French Star #8 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    4.9 stars from 13 reviews


    People Talk About:

    Pastry tip Tube cupcakes French large Star Ateco great DECORATING

    Good tip for special decorating needs, We've used these on cakes as well as cupcakes. A nice open look but with its own unique design once piped.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

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    The Ateco 868 5/8" French Star #8 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is an excellent product. The quality is very good, this tube will last for years. The price definitely makes this a great value. I highly recommend and would definitely purchase again if needed. I use it for decorating cupcakes.

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    One of my favorites. Great value!

    This pastry tube does wonders. This is the French star#8 which makes the most wonderful decorating designs. This tube is best for large decorative boarders! The icing comes out smoothly and all you do is move in a up and down motion to help creative a beautiful design!

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    I use this tip for Standard cupcakes normally. However it works well on tortes and cakes on the top piped in a circular motion. They work great and fit with a medium sized coupler.

    from Small and Simple confections Posted on

    The French Star is my favorite tip for frosting cupcakes, and it is so quick and easy since the opening is so large! The tip itself is very durable and cleans up easily.

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    This Ateco 868 5/8" French Star #8 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is too large to make delicate intricate designs but It's perfect for rosettes, borders and to ice cupcakes. Very well made and easy to clean. Highly recommend it.

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    This pastry bag tip works great for the shaping of our eclairs. Easy to use and leaves nice ridges on the pastry for chocolate to sink in.

    from Rise Bakery Posted on

    Love this icing tip. Ateco products are great! It makes a wonderful swirl for professional looking cupcakes. Thank you webstaurant for supplying another great product.

    from Bite of Joy Posted on


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    This one has a large opening. It's great when larger piped decorations are needed. It helps to creates beautiful treats. This one uses the large size coupler.

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    Ateco 868 5/8" French Star #8 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) if you are like me and you just like to raise the stakes on your art field try this you can use it for any soft media

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    Nice quality tip, good for large coverage. Beware that the amount of icing is quite large because the grooves are so shallow. 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 Ateco 5/8" French Star #8 Pastry Tube really helps speed up the process of icing cupcakes. It is pretty well constructed and will last a while.

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