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Local Bakery Makes Sir Elton John’s Philadelphia Birthday Cake A Sight To Behold

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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  • Michelle

    I was at the Bon Jovi concert the night of Jon’s birthday, and we never saw any cake presented to him!!!

  • Georgie

    Happy B-day Sir Elton John. Please see this version:

  • Cake Monster

    A very nice gesture, but do you think Sir Elton even sampled it???

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  • Rob H

    Will you still need him, will you still feed him, when he’s 64? It looks like you are. How wonderful life is while Elton John is in the world. Thanks for representing all fans around the world in saying happy birthday.

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  • dawn

    opps…. Beautiful!!! typo

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  • PJB

    Nice job on the cake Diana. It looks goooood!

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