Wedding Cake Cutting Songs How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Cake cutting songs are played at a wedding reception while the wedding couple cuts 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 for more than three minutes.

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Quick Tips

When picking out the song to play for your wedding cake cutting moment, you must consider the following 3 factors:

1. Does the song have a special meaning to both of you?
2. What is the tempo of the song (fast or slow) to determine the mood?
3. Does the song’s genre and meaning match your music tastes and relationship?

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of songs to play while cutting your wedding cake. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples. Besides new and trending, additional lists are grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

New Cake Cutting Songs

  1. “Casi Casi” by Anitta (Latin – 2023)
  2. “Cake & Candy” by Rupaul (Dance – 2023)
  3. “Thank God” by Katelyn Brown, Kane Brown (Country – 2022)
  4. “Sugar” by Surf Curse (Rock – 2022)
  5. “Wedding Cake” by dvsn, Ty Dolla $ign (R&B – 2021)
  6. “You” by Dan + Shay (Country – 2021)

Trending Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

  1. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor (Singer-Songwriter – 1976)
  2. “Sugar” by Maroon 5 (Pop – 2014)
  3. “Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE (Pop – 2016)
  4. “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies (Pop – 1969)
  5. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by Four Tops (R&B – 1965)
  6. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole (R&B – 1975)
  7. “Make It Sweet” by Old Dominion (Country – 2019)
  8. “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles (Pop – 2019)
  9. “Cake” by Flo Rida & 99 Percent (Hip Hop – 2016)
  10. “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna (Pop – 2011)

Wedding Cake Cutting Songs by Genre

Rock

  1. Sugar – Surf Curse
  2. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
  3. Marry Me – Train
  4. Good Life – OneRepublic
  5. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  6. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  7. Love You Madly – Cake
  8. Beautiful Day – U2
  9. The Sweetest Thing – U2
  10. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  11. Cups and Cakes – Spinal Tap
  12. Better Be Good To Me – Tina Turner
  13. Cuts Like A Knife – Bryan Adams
  14. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  15. Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
  16. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  17. Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs

Pop

  1. ily (i love you baby) – Surf Mesa
  2. Yummy – Justin Bieber
  3. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
  4. Lover – Taylor Swift
  5. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  6. Sugar – Maroon 5
  7. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  8. Sugar, You – Oh Honey
  9. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  10. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  11. Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  12. Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  13. 1, 2, 3, 4 (I Love You) – Plain White T’s
  14. Everything – Michael Buble
  15. The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
  16. How Sweet It Is – Michael Buble
  17. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  18. You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  19. Grow Old With You – Stephen Lynch
  20. Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
  21. Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
  22. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
  23. Yummy Yummy Yummy – Ohio Express
  24. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  25. Chapel Of Love – The Dixie Cups
  26. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  27. Lollipop – The Chordettes
  28. That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  29. A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong

R&B

  1. Wedding Cake – dvsn, Ty Dolla $ign
  2. Love Somebody – Rotimi
  3. When You Love Somebody – Robin Thicke
  4. Find Someone Like You – Snoh Aalegra
  5. Beyond – Leon Bridges
  6. Today I Do – Tamia
  7. Wonderful – Arika Kane feat. Kmelz
  8. I’m Blessed – Charlie Wilson feat. T.I.
  9. Every Kind Of Way – H.E.R.
  10. Why I Love You – MAJOR.
  11. All Of Me – John Legend
  12. Love On Top – Beyonce
  13. Birthday Cake (Interlude) – Rihanna
  14. Because of You – Ne-Yo
  15. By Your Side – Sade
  16. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  17. The Sweetest Thing – Lauryn Hill
  18. Shower Me With Your Love – Surface
  19. Cut The Cake – Average White Band
  20. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  21. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  22. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
  23. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  24. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
  25. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  26. Stand By Me – Ben. E. King
  27. At Last – Etta James

Country

  1. Make It Sweet – Old Dominion
  2. Greatest Love Story – LANCo
  3. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
  4. Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
  5. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
  6. Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Thompson Square
  7. Sweet Thing – Keith Urban
  8. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  9. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
  10. Little Moments – Brad Paisley
  11. My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
  12. From This Moment On – Shania Twain
  13. It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Folk

  1. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  2. I Do – Colbie Caillat
  3. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  4. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
  5. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
  6. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

Jazz

  1. Candyman – Christina Aguilera
  2. Recipe For Love – Harry Connick Jr.
  3. It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
  4. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) – Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
  5. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  6. Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra

Mixed Genre

  1. Ice Cream – BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez
  2. Cake – Flo Rida & 99 Percent
  3. Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  4. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  5. Jaws Theme – John Williams

Do you have a favorite song for the wedding cake-cutting event? Please share your song below in the comments.

Fun Facts

The first partner places their hand on the cake-cutting knife, and then the second partner places their hand over the first as they make two gentle cuts to form a single slice of cake. You then remove the slice onto a plate. They proceed to feed each other.

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.

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 reheat 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.

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”.

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.

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 actual cakes like “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna and “Cake” by Flo Rida.

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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