The Best Wedding Cake Cutting Songs 2022
Updated on May 12, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell
Cake cutting songs are played at a wedding reception while the wedding couple cut their wedding cake.
The song can also continue while they feed each other a taste of their 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.
We’ve talked to wedding couples through social groups and analyzed hundreds of wedding DJs’ playlists across the U.S. that provide reception music.
We selected a list just for you of the most popular and unique cake cutting songs for your reception.
Every couple’s music tastes are different.
Thus, we selected wedding cake-cutting songs that include many different genres.
Our Top 10 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs
- “Make It Sweet” by Old Dominion
- “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna
- “Yummy” by Justin Bieber
- “Cake” by Flo Rida & 99 Percent
- “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
- “Sugar” by Maroon 5
- “Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE
- “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
- “How Sweet It Is” by Michael Buble
- “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez
Wedding Cake Cutting Songs
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.
Here are our favorite songs for the wedding cake cutting event.
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Rock Cake Cutting Songs
This is gonna be the best day of my life
Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally showed her my way
When everything is out
You gotta take it in
Oh, this has gotta be the good life
The more I see, the less I know
But I know one thing that I love you (baby girl)
I love you, I love you, I love you
And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
We’re better together
When I kiss your lips I want to sink down to the bottom of the sea
I want to love you madly
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
You know I got black eyes
But they burn so brightly for her
This is a blind kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Pour some sugar on me
Ooh, in the name of love
Cups and cakes, cups and cakes
I’m so full my tummy aches
And I don’t have no use for what you loosely call the truth
You better be good to me
Yeah, it cuts like a knife
Oh, but it feels so right
Why don’t you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Well I got good news, she’s a real good liar
‘Cause the backstage boogie sets your pants on fire
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
You can understand why I’ve got to get back
To that sugar shack
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 3 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.
Pop Cake Cutting Songs
Yeah, you got that yummy-yum
That yummy-yum, that yummy-yummy
Say the word, on my way
I’m just thinking out loud
I don’t know if I could ever go without
Watermelon sugar high
And you’ll save all your dirtiest jokes for me
And at every table, I’ll save you a seat, lover
Let’s lose our minds and go crazy
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean
Yeah you show me good loving, make it alright
Need a little sweetness in my life
Sugar, yes please
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Darling, don’t be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are
Fell in love when I saw you standing there
It must have been the way
Today was a fairytale
Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
There’s only one way (one) to say (two)
Those three words (three) and that’s what I’ll do… (four)
I love you (I love you)
It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything
And I could be your favorite girl
Forever, perfectly together
And tell me, boy, now wouldn’t that be sweet?
I just want to stop – and thank you baby… woawoa yeah
How sweet it is to be loved by you
Can’t we make this dream last forever?
And I’ll cherish all the love we share
Whoa yeah, well, well, well you (Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh)
Woo woo, you make a-my dreams come true
I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growin old with you
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon’s sparkling
So kiss me
Your love is better than ice cream
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
Ah, honey, honey
You are my candy girl
And you got me wanting you
Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy
That your love can satisfy
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Gee, I really love you
And we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel of love
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can”t help falling in love with you
Sweeter than candy on a stick
Huckleberry, cherry or lime
If you had a choice he’d be your pick
But lollipop is mine
When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie
That’s amore (that’s amore)
Imagination will make that moment live
Give me what you alone can give, a kiss to build a dream on
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.
R&B Cake Cutting Songs
We gon’ play some Marvin Gaye
Then we gon’ throw on Maxwell, Mary J
Then burn that Jagged Edge like it’s our weddin’ day
Love Somebody – Rotimi
Until you love somebody
Like one, two, three
Trust me you haven’t lived
Until you love somebody
When You Love Somebody – Robin Thicke
‘Cause when you love somebody, and need somebody
No need to fight it, so help me help you
Love somebody, and need somebody, we’ll be somebody
So help me help you love
Find Someone Like You – Snoh Aalegra
I’ve been waitin’ my whole life, to find someone like you
Find someone like you
Maybe I, I want this, I want this to last forever
Maybe I, I want this, can we make this last forever?
Beyond – Leon Bridges
She might just be my everything and beyond
Space and time in the afterlife
Today I Do – Tamia
But my eyes are only on you
Can’t take ’em off
‘Cause I’m watching my dreams come true
Wonderful – Arika Kane feat. Kmelz
If I could show you
how much I love you I would
I’m Blessed – Charlie Wilson feat. T.I.
Ask me how I’m doing
I’m blessed, yes
Living every moment, no regrets
Every Kind Of Way – H.E.R.
I’ll never get up
Stay here forever, babe
It don’t get no better than this
Why I Love You – MAJOR.
I found love in you
And I learned to love me too
Never have I felt that I could be all that you see
It’s like our hearts have intertwined into the perfect harmony
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginnin’
Even when I lose, I’m winnin’
Love On Top – Beyonce
You’re the one I can always call
When I need to make everything stop
Finally you put my love on top
I know you want it in the worst way
Can’t wait to blow my candles out
He want that
Cake, cake, cake, cake
Because of You – Ne-Yo
I’m so strung out on you
I can barely move, but I like it
And it’s all because of you
Oh, when you’re low
I’ll be there
By your side, baby
All my life
I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God
That I finally found you
The Sweetest Thing – Lauryn Hill
Ooo baby just to hear you speak
Makes me argue just to see
How much you’re in love with me
See like a queen a queen upon her throne
Like the stars that shine
Way up in the sky
Will live forever
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme that cake
Well, it tastes so good, don’t pass it all around
Together forever through ever whatever
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you and me
Lean on me
When you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
I’m yours, yeah, I’m yours
Here I am, baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours
I need you (I need you)
More than anyone, darling
You know that I have from the start
When I call your name, girl
It starts the flame burning in my heart
Tearin’ it all apart
No matter how I try
My love I cannot hide
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
L is for the way you look-you lookin at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very very extra-ordinary, now
E is even more than any anyone that you adore can
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Do you play music while cutting wedding cake?
Whether or not to play music during the cutting of the wedding cake depends on if you want it to be a spotlight during your wedding reception. If you skip the ceremonial wedding cake cutting or want little attention, then no song is needed. However, if you want the cake cutting to be a focal point, then an accompanying song would set the mood.
Country Cake Cutting Songs
Don’t waste another mile or a minute not kissin’ me
Life is short, make it sweet
‘Cause I’m what you wanted and you’re what I need
So let’s meet in between
We’re gonna be the greatest love story this town has ever seen
I’ll be your shade tree
You’ll be my honeysuckle
I’ll be your honey bee
I’m stuck on you
Stuck like glue
Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby, I could die a happy man
I think you know I love you a lot
I think we’ve got a real good shot
Are you gonna kiss me or not?
And there’s no way I’ll be leaving
‘Till we’re kissing on the porch swing
Oh my little sweet thing
Don’t be afraid, we’ll make it out of this mess
It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes”
Waitin’ my whole life for this
Watching all my dreams come true
Lost in this moment with you
When she steals my heart again and doesn’t even know it
Yeah, I live for little moments like that
I don’t know where I’d be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You’re my best friend
From this moment, as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
It’s your love
It just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
What should a cake cutting song be?
A cake cutting song could be a song that reflects your sweetness for each other like “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor or “Make It Sweet” by Old Dominion. Other popular selections mention an actual cake like “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna and “Cake” by Flo Rida.
Folk Cake Cutting Songs
I belong with you, you belong with me
You’re my sweetheart
You make me wanna say
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do
I’ll follow you into the park
Through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I never loved one like you
It’s like you see right through me
And make it easier
You please me, you don’t even have to try
You are the best thing
Cause I love the way you call me baby
And you take me the way I am
How sweet it is to be loved by you
It’s like sugar sometimes
How sweet it is to be loved by you
What do you say when cutting a wedding cake?
As the master of ceremonies, he/she would say something like “If everyone would focus their attention on the wedding cake table, the wedding couple (state their first names) is about to perform their first duties as a married couple by cutting and feeding each other the first piece of their wedding cake”.
Jazz Cake Cutting Songs
He’s a one stop shop, makes my cherry pop
He’s a sweet talkin’ sugar coated candy man
Just add a dash of kisses to make it all complete
And that’s the recipe for making love
For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you
Keep that breathless charm
Won’t you please arrange it?
‘Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight
Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
How do the bride and groom cut the wedding cake?
The bride places her hand on the cake-cutting knife, and then the groom places his hand over hers as they make two gentle cuts to form a single slice of cake. You then remove the slice onto a plate. The groom proceeds to feed the bride the first bite, followed by the bride feeding the groom.
Other Cake Cutting Songs
Look so good yeah, look so sweet (hey)
Lookin’ good enough to eat
I didn’t come here to stay
I came to leave with somebody
I only came for the cake
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dream of
Once in a lullaby
You’re my guy, just what the doctor ordered
So sweet, you make my mouth water
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.
You can also serve cupcakes which are 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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