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(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Elton John is in town tonight to celebrate his music — and his birthday. (He turns 64.)

And a local bakery has been asked to help kick up the celebration a notch.

Diana Anello, the cake boss at Bredenbeck’s Bakery, in Chestnut Hill, has some experience in creating cakes for rock stars.

“I got the phone call to make Bon Jovi’s guitar cake, and that turned out so fantastic, and they said they might have another upcoming project. Then we got another phone call,” Anello told KYW Newsradio.

That call came from the folks at the Wells Fargo Center, who ordered a cake in the shape of a grand piano, to be presented to Sir Elton.  He performs tonight in front of a sold-out crowd.

Anello says it took her about 12 hours to design and create the cake and its separate cake bench.

“It is two layers of our delicious butter pound cake with our chocolate icing that is rich and decadent.”

She even made big, edible purple eyeglasses for the top of the piano.  And she says she didn’t forget the glitter.

“It’s incredible.  It’s FDA approved and it comes in all kinds of fabulous colors, and it gives it a little bit of pop, a little bit of shiny,” she says.

Well, Elton’s all about the pop and shiny, and Anello hopes he’ll indulge himself after the show.

Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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