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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.

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Cake Cutting Songs

Cake Cutting wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: June 29, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
Sweet Emotion
1975, Rock
American Authors
Best Day Of My Life
2013, Rock
Sugar, Sugar
1969, Pop
Average White Band
Cut The Cake
1975, Funk
All You Need Is Love
1967, Rock
When I'm Sixty-Four
1967, Pop
Ben. E. King
Stand By Me
1961, R&B
Love On Top
2011, R&B
Big & Rich
Lost In This Moment
2004, Country
Bill Withers
Lean On Me
1972, Soul
BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez
Ice Cream
2020, K-Pop
Blake Shelton
Honey Bee
2011, Country
Bow Wow Wow
I Want Candy
1982, New Wave
Brad Paisley
Little Moments
2003, Country
Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are
2010, Pop
Bruno Mars
Marry You
2011, Pop
Bryan Adams
Cuts Like A Knife
1983, Rock
Love You Madly
2001, Rock
1958, Pop
Christina Aguilera
2007, Swing
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
2011, Pop
Colbie Caillat
I Do
2011, Folk Pop
Dave Matthews Band
Crash Into Me
1996, Rock
Dave Matthews Band
You And Me
2009, Rock
Dean Martin
That's Amore
1953, Pop
Def Leppard
Pour Some Sugar On Me
1987, Rock
Dixie Cups
Chapel Of Love
1964, Pop
Cake By The Ocean
2015, Pop
Ed Sheeran
2017, Pop
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud
2014, Pop
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
2010, Folk
Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling In Love
1961, Pop
Etta James
At Last
1960, Blues
Flo Rida & 99 Percent
2016, Hip Hop
Build Me Up Buttercup
1968, Soul
Four Tops
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
1965, Soul
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
1964, Jazz
Frank Sinatra
Love and Marriage
1955, Pop
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
1964, Pop
Gwen Stefani
The Sweet Escape
2006, Dance Pop
Hall & Oates
You Make My Dreams
1980, Pop
Harry Connick Jr.
It Had To Be You
1991, Big Band
Harry Connick Jr.
Recipe For Love
1993, Big Band
Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow
2000, Pop
Ingrid Michaelson
The Way I Am
2006, Folk
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Over The Rainbow
1990, World
Jack Johnson
Better Together
2005, Rock
James Taylor
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
1975, Folk
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
2009, Pop Rock
Jason Mraz
I'm Yours
2008, Pop Rock
Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
Sugar Shack
1963, Rock
John Legend
All Of Me
2013, R&B
John Williams
Jaws Theme
1977, Instrumental
Justin Bieber
2020, Pop
K-Ci & JoJo
All My Life
1998, R&B
Keith Urban
Sweet Thing
2009, Country
Kelly Clarkson
A Moment Like This
2002, Pop
Greatest Love Story
2016, Country
Louis Armstrong
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
1951, Pop
Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World
1967, Pop
Ho Hey
2012, Folk
Maroon 5
2015, Disco
Michael Buble
2007, Pop
Michael Buble
How Sweet It Is
2005, Pop
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Say Hey (I Love You)
2008, Rock
Nat King Cole
1965, Jazz
Natalie Cole
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
1975, Soul
Ohio Express
Yummy Yummy Yummy
1968, Pop
Old Dominion
Make It Sweet
2018, Country
Good Life
2010, Pop Rock
Pat Benatar
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
1980, Pop Rock
Plain White T's
1, 2, 3, 4 (I Love You)
2008, Pop
You're My Best Friend
1976, Pop
Ray Lamontagne
You Are The Best Thing
2008, Folk Rock
Rihanna featuring Chris Brown
Birthday Cake
2011, R&B
By Your Side
2000, R&B
Sara Bareilles
I Choose You
2014, Pop
Sarah McLachlan
Ice Cream
1993, Pop Rock
Shania Twain
From This Moment On
1998, Country
Sixpence None The Richer
Kiss Me
1997, Indie
Sonny & Cher
I Got You Babe
1965, Pop
Spinal Tap
Cups and Cakes
1984, Rock
Stephen Lynch
Grow Old With You
1998, Pop
Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
1970, R&B
Stuck Like Glue
2010, Country
Shower Me With Your Love
1989, Soul
Taylor Swift
Love Story
2008, Country
Taylor Swift
Today Was A Fairytale
2010, Pop
Thomas Rhett
Die A Happy Man
2015, Country
Thompson Square
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
2010, Country
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
It's Your Love
1997, Country
Tim McGraw
My Best Friend
1999, Country
Tim Rogers, Tweet
Made for Me
2021, R&B
Tina Turner
Better Be Good To Me
1984, Rock
Marry Me
2010, Rock
Happy Together
1967, Pop
Beautiful Day
2000, Rock
The Sweetest Thing
1998, Rock
Weird Al Yankovic
Eat It
1984, Rock

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.


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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.”

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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