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  • 11/16" 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.

Opening Length 11/16 Inches
Opening Width 11/16 Inches
Material Stainless Steel
Size #9
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 869 11/16" french star #9 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, #9 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: 11/16"
Opening Width: 11/16"

  • 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 869 11/16" French Star #9 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen)

    5.0 stars from 29 reviews


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    tip cupcakes star french large great cakes decorating love easy

    Bought this tip as a cupcake decorator tip. It is wonderful. A few swirls and the icing looks wonderful. It helps your business when your product looks as good as it tastes.

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    The Ateco 869 11/16" French Star #9 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) is great. The quality is very good as well as the price. Perfect for cupcakes and cake. Highly recommend!

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    I am new to using these tubes so I wanted to try them out to see the design. I am very happy with this pastry tube. I can see it being used to decorate lots of cupcakes. Excellent quality and price. Highly recommend!

    This number nine French start tip works great on jumbo cupcakes for decorating as well as decorating tortes and cakes. I highly recommend having at least onE!

    from Small and Simple confections Posted on

    I absolutely love this tip for frosting standard size cupcakes. I use this tip almost daily. It cleans easy and is easy to use when using the proper sized coupler. This tip does require the large coupler.

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    This french star tip works great for frosting, as well as piping other things like mashed potatoes. It is made of heavy duty stainless steel and holds it's shape well even when abused in my kitchen. Cleans up well in the dishwasher.

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    A top favorite tip to use at the bakery. This works very well with cupcakes, cakes, and meringues as well- it makes such a pretty design- would highly recommend!!

    from Hardcore Sweet Posted on

    This is the perfect pastry tube. I love decorating my cupcakes and full sheet cakes with this item. I will purchase more of these for my collection.

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    Great tip for all kinds of decorations on cup cakes. The tip is sturdy and well constructed to create a very elegant and defined star.

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    I love the Ateco brand and the large tubes are my favorite. This French star tube makes super crisp lines in any icing that you use. Great product.

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    I enjoy having many of these pastry tips. There affordable and great quality. Very easy to wash and dry to avoid any possible rusting. But keep in mind tip 869 is a very large tip that could be used for cupcakes.

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    This French star tip makes a beautiful swirl on top of my cupcakes and the stainless steel holds up like a champ in the dishwasher.

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    Love this tip to put icing on my cupcakes! All it takes is one little squeeze to get a perfect looking cupcake! Make it look very fancy!

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    This tip is great for jumbo sized cupcakes if you want a different look. As always, great price at a great quality. Take good care of these and they will last.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    This large opening tube.tip is perfect for those big jobs. It is great for cakes, cupcakes, fillings, and more. It uses the large size tip.

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    The #9 French star tip is very large and perfect for decorating cupcakes and other baked goods. The large size makes decorating quick, easy and professional looking.

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    I love my French Star piping tip. It makes gorgeous decorator stars in an extra large size. Much faster than traditional decorating tips. A nice addition to your decorating supplies!

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    Chocolate cake with mocha frosting using the 11/16" French star Ateco 869

    Ateco 869 11/16" French Star #9 Pastry Tube (August Thomsen) if your trying to make one large French star pattern this one is the largest of this set

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

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    This tip is great for doing big swirls of buttercream on cupcakes and buttercream "meringues" on cakes. The quality and price are fantastic. You will need a large piping bag if you're using this with a coupler. I first used it with a 12 oz. bag and it was too small.

    from Megan B Posted on

    This tip was larger than I imagined it would be. It was fun to use on cupcakes, and I think would be fun to make large decorations on a cake.

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    This is another one if my favorite tips, I love the design it makes and it fits perfectly with the large coupler that I purchased from this site!

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    Good for covering some ground, this tip has pretty fine grooves and thus uses more icing. 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 size pastry tube creates unique designs depending on you hand movements. It is very easy to clean and very easy for anyone to use.

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    this largest french star tip is one of my favorites for cupcake decoration. you can make a huge single star on the cupcake and you are done. if you have to do a lot of cupcakes in a short time, I recommend using this tip. It makes perfectly smooth big French stars. you can make merengues too.

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    Love this tip! Such a simple way to make cupcakes look gorgeous. I pipe a mound on regular-sized cupcakes and a single star on mini cupcakes. And it is of course wonderful quality - the design is cut very cleanly with sharp lines.

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    A well made tip by Ateco. A nice BIG tip perfect for quickly icing cupcakes or even making designs on cakes. Very nice quality and can't beat the price.

    from TRW Posted on

    This French Star tip makes pretty flowers easy on top of cupcakes

    This is my first french star tip, and I must say that I love the product! The swirls look elegant and sophisticated with little effort!

    from Sugar and Spice Bakery Posted on

    I love these super large Ateco tips. They work fabulous for decorating cakes( making boarders) and cupcakes. They make decorating fast and easy! I will buy these again and again!

    from Mazey Cakes Posted on

    I bought this tip specifically for my meringue frosting. It pipes beautifully, and the end results is a nicely flamed frosting with straight even lines.

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    Beautiful tip!

    This Ateco french star open tip number 8 6 9 is a super fun tip for piping cupcakes. My favorite is one star pipe on top...

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    Using the french star tip to frost cupcakes

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