97 Best Cake Cutting Songs
Cake Cutting Songs are played at a wedding reception while the bride and groom cut their wedding cake. The song can also continue while the bride and groom feed each other a taste of their wedding cake.
After the feeding, the remainder of the cake is cut to serve guests. Be sure to have a few cake cutting songs in case the cake event runs more than three minutes.
What Is the Cake Cutting Event?
The cutting of the cake symbolizes the couple’s shared future together as a married couple. This is why each shares a piece of the cake.
The wedding couple cuts the cake, one hand on top of the other, surrounded by friends and family. Tradition says the groom’s right hand must be on top of the bride’s hand but you can do what feels right and comfortable for you. The slice of cake is fed by the groom to the bride first and then the bride to the groom. Same-sex couples can choose to do it in any order they prefer or simultaneously on the count of 3.
You may want to have napkins on hand if it gets messy. It usually does.
How Long is the Cake Cutting?
The cake cutting event takes place immediately following the main course as dessert and is announced to all the guests so that they can gather together to witness the special moment. It really shouldn’t take much longer than 3 minutes but you never know.
Be sure to have a few cake cutting songs in case the cake event runs more than three minutes — the average length of a pop song. If you’re worried, talk to your professional wedding planner and DJ.
After the official cake cutting, the remainder of the cake is cut to serve your wedding guests. The catering staff or a designated person usually performs this task.
What Do I Need for the Cake Cutting?
Typically, the bride and groom purchase a cake serving set. It may even be on their wedding registry — pre-purchased and monogrammed. The cake serving set includes the wedding cake knife and the serving knife. Don’t forget the wedding cake topper, too!
Quick tip for cutting the cake: Run the knife under hot water, dry it off, and then cut the cake. It works like a charm. However, you may need to re-heat the knife a few times while slicing the whole cake.
When cutting the cake, keep in mind the standard size of a piece of cake is 1 inch by 2 inches. If you are worried about too much fun in the mashing of cake, we would recommend the use of forks for feeding the bride and groom on your wedding china. This can also be made extra-special with the purchase of special wedding-themed forks.
Does the Wedding Cake Have to Be Served to Everyone?
No. Of course not. We understand that professional bakers charge a premium for their custom art. To save costs, modern couples buy a wedding cake just for the wedding party and freeze the top for the one year anniversary. Guests are served sliced sheet cake or even cupcakes from the back.
Some wedding couples also choose to have a special separate groom cake. We all remember the armadillo cake made famous in Steel Magnolias. Maybe don’t make that one a red velvet cake.
“The groom’s cake tradition started in England in the late 19th century and gained popularity in the American South during that same time. Today, the groom’s cake is simply a cake entirely influenced by the groom, representing his tastes and favorite hobbies.” Brides.com
You can also serve cupcakes which is on-trend for modern couples. If the bridal couple has cupcakes, they can choose to cut one cupcake in half or have a separate cake to cut. But if you do serve cupcakes, you’ll still want plates and forks. Or you’ll have a lot of frosting on your wedding guests’ noses.
If there is a focus on the cake-cutting event, we recommend one of the following cake cutting songs to bring more excitement.
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Last Updated: January 4, 2021
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