Top 50 Cake Cutting Songs

Congratulations! By the time you’re cutting that cake, you’ll already have an amazing wedding day. From rocky head-banging tunes and sugary and soft romantic classics to minty fresh modern-day hits, we’ve got a few cake-cutting song picks that are sure to put your sweet tooth into overdrive!

What is the cake cutting in the wedding?

The cake-cutting ceremony is one of the most iconic moments during a wedding reception. It symbolizes the couple’s commitment to each other and the future life they will share together. The cake is usually made of several tiers, with the top tier often decorated with a small replica of the couple or their initials and the bottom tier filled with layers of delicious frosting.

Tradition says that the right hand of the groom is placed on top of the left hand of the bride when cutting the cake, symbolizing their union. As they cut together, all eyes are on them, and it’s a beautiful moment to be shared with your nearest and dearest. Then, the bride and groom will cut a slice from the cake and feed it to each other in a romantic gesture. And ultimately, performing your duty as brand new spouses by smashing cake in each other’s faces is totally allowed, as far as we are concerned.

Top 50 cake-cutting songs

Take a look at our amazing playlist spanning all genres and decades as we bring you our top 50 cake-cutting songs. We’re sure you’ll find something to suit your taste!

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Top cake cutting Songs For Weddings

Let’s start with the most popular and tested cake-cutting songs that will put confection and celebration into your wedding!

1.

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye

This original airplay classic is sure to get your guests in the groove as you cut the cake. The lyrics themselves are fitting for the occasion!

Listen: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye

2.

Sugar, Sugar – The Archies

This old-time classic is always a great choice for having fun on the dance floor and will have your guests going wild as you cut the cake.

Listen: Sugar, Sugar – The Archies

3.

Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra

The classic crooners’ vocals will make this song a timeless hit for your cake-cutting moment. The lyrics add that extra romantic touch to the extra sweet occasion!

Listen: 3 Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra

4.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Who doesn’t love Freddie Mercury? This classic song will get your guests on their feet and have a sugar rush as they cheer you on while cutting the cake.

Listen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

5.

Days Like This – Van Morrison

A soulful, laidback track that will have your guests swaying in their chairs and spreading the love in your cake-cutting moment.

Listen: Days Like This – Van Morrison

6.

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Another classic by our pal Frank, this time a sweet and romantic song that will style up your cake cutting! One thing’s for sure when playing this song – you’ll be smiling from ear to ear.

Listen: The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

7.

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

This hit track will surely bring plenty of joy and good vibes while cutting the cake! An acoustic guitar-driven tune that will make your cake-cutting beautiful and fun. Just make sure you don’t forget the cake-smashing part!

Listen: I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

8.

Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler knows how to make us laugh and cry, and this romantic song is no exception. A great choice for couples who want something lighthearted yet meaningful for their cake-cutting moment.

Listen: Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler

9.

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

This track will truly help you appreciate the moment as it reflects your joy and love for one another. A great choice to capture the special moment together and hope for days ahead.

Listen: You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

10.

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson’s mellow, acoustic love song is perfect for a cozy and romantic cake-cutting moment. The soothing vocals and sweet lyrics will make sure your guests feel the love and have them swooning.

Listen: Better Together – Jack Johnson

Modern cake cutting songs

Have a taste of our modern tunes with these fresh cake-cutting songs. Guaranteed to give your wedding that extra rainbow sprinkle of joy and love!

11.

Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

Swap the ocean for a big ol’ cake, and this song will be perfect for your wedding reception. Get ready for some wild singing and dancing as you cut the cake with your partner.

Listen: Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

12.

Sugar – Maroon 5

Start the party with Maroon 5’s hit track! This song is created perfectly for wedding receptions, and the lyrics truly reflect the party that will ensue when cutting the cake.

Listen: Sugar – Maroon 5

13.

Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

With a lighthearted yet sentimental blend of acoustic guitar and beaming soulful vocals, it’s no wonder couples smile and sways to this song as they cut the cake together. A modern cake-cutting classic that captures the essence of love, commitment and happiness.

Listen: Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

14.

 Love on Top – Beyonce

Queen Beyonce surely Knowles (get it? ha!) how to make us groove and put a smile on our faces. This song gives off a cheerful, joyous atmosphere that will add even more sparkle to your moment!

Listen: Love on Top – Beyonce

15.

Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers

A modern classic that your guests are sure to recognize and enjoy. This upbeat EDM song will get them up on their chairs and singing in awe of the cake-cutting moment!

Listen: Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers

16.

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

This one is a surefire hit for getting the dance floor going! A perfect cake-cutting song for couples who want to make sure their guests have plenty of fun and memorable moments.

Listen: Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

17.

Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

Get your guests on their feet and dancing to Harry Styles’ sweet-sounding ballad that’s perfect for the cake-cutting ceremony. This cheerful song will bring a charming atmosphere and a fun vibe to your wedding with its upbeat melody, melodic rhythm and lighthearted lyrics.

Listen: Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

18.

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

This song speaks to true, committed and everlasting love, allowing guests to feel the depth of emotion radiating from every corner of the venue. Plus, its gentle piano instrumental and soothing vocals will create a memorable atmosphere of warmth and intimacy for the newlyweds.

Listen: A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

19.

Lover – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift never fails to bring joy and energy to any wedding reception! With this catchy pop-rock love song, guests will be singing along as the newlyweds cut their cake with lots of love.

Listen: Lover – Taylor Swift

20.

Marry You – Bruno Mars

A great choice for couples who want to add a touch of funk and soul to their cake-cutting moment. This upbeat track will have everyone in the room singing, laughing and feeling the love!

Listen: Marry You – Bruno Mars

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Rock cake-cutting songs

These rock songs will surely do the trick for couples who want to bring a little more fruity punch and a high-energy kick to their cake-cutting!

21.

Cuts Like A Knife – Bryan Adams

It does, doesn’t it? We mean cutting a cake with a knife! Bryan Adams’ classic rock hit will definitely bring the spirit of fun and romance to your cake-cutting moment.

Listen: Cuts Like A Knife – Bryan Adams

22.

Sweetest Thing – U2

Not only does this track feature Bono’s powerful vocals, but it also has unexpected touches of slow-strummed guitars and a gentle chorus that will give the start of your married life a soft, memorable touch. Better yet, you’ll be singing along with Bono as the crowd claps and cheers during your romantic ritual!

Listen: Sweetest Thing – U2

23.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

For couples looking to start the party with some good ol’ rock n’ roll vibes, Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” is an obvious choice. It’s high-energy and empowering, guaranteed to put a few wild grins on your guests’ faces.

Listen: Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

24.

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

John Lennon and Paul McCartney created this timeless classic for a reason—it’s pure, unbridled passion encapsulated in four short minutes!

Listen: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

25.

Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs

This cheerful, upbeat song is perfect for couples who want to add a few retro vibes to their cake-cutting moment. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser that’ll have your guests singing along in no time!

Listen: Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs

26.

Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

The upbeat and catchy tune will bring a certain level of excitement to the occasion while still taking it in stride. Plus, its cheesy lyrics and 80s musical styling won’t fail at getting people out of their seats and dancing!

Listen: Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

27.

Your Song – Elton John

Filled with so much lyrical emotion, the iconic chorus of this song is guaranteed to give you those unforgettable Goosebumps along with all of those epic instrumental riffs and piano keys.

Listen: Your Song – Elton John

28.

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

This classic, feel-good song will have everyone singing and swaying along to its soothing yet energetic melody. Sweet Caroline is a timeless hit everyone knows and loves, so it’s bound to be a hit at your wedding cake-cutting!

Listen: Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

29.

Cups and Cakes – Spinal Tap

The upbeat music will get everyone dancing as they join in singing the chorus of “We all love our cups and cakes!” while they cut into their delicious treat.

Listen: Cups and Cakes – Spinal Tap

30.

We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters

The Carpenters’ hit song We’ve Only Just Begun is the perfect choice for couples looking to add a little extra pizzazz to the ceremony of cutting their wedding cake. This timeless 70’s classic is filled with groovy beats and vibrant instrumentation that you can feel in your bones!

Listen: We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters

Country cake-cutting songs

Add a tangy and twangy twist to your cake-cutting moment with these country songs that deliver sour and sweet feels all in one tasty package!

31.

Sweetheart – Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett’s song “Sweetheart” is the perfect taste of country love. With an upbeat tempo and sweet lyrics, it’s sure to get your wedding guests clapping and singing along.

Listen: Sweetheart – Thomas Rhett

32.

The Wind Beneath My Wings – Gary Morris

The 1982 release performed by Gary Morris speaks to the power of love and friendship in our lives, making it a perfect way to express your appreciation for those in attendance at your cake-cutting event!

Listen: The Wind Beneath My Wings – Gary Morris

33.

I Just Fall in Love Again – Anne Murray

This song will add the perfect blend of joviality and adoration to your cake-cutting celebration. Sing it loud and proud – or invite a family member or friend to join in for extra sing-along fun!

Listen: I Just Fall in Love Again – Anne Murray

34.

Honey Bee – Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” is a sugary, twangy treat for all your wedding cake-cutting needs. It’s a fun, up-tempo tune that perfectly captures the spirit of the moment with its catchy beat and funny lyrics.

Listen: Honey Bee – Blake Shelton

35.

Make It Sweet – Old Dominion

Old Dominion’s “Make It Sweet” brings a bit of bubbly attitude to the occasion with its buoyant bounce and easy-going lyrics.

Listen: Make It Sweet – Old Dominion

36.

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Thompson Square

As the sweet and tender lyrics of the song unravel amidst your beloveds, savour an experience of romance with their beautiful blend of Country Pop style in one delicious bite!

Listen: Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Thompson Square

37.

Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland

With vivacious and telegenic vocals, this lighthearted tune will bring joy to any wedding celebration.

Listen: Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland

38.

Greatest Love Story – LANCo

A truly timeless tale, LANCo’s Greatest Love Story is a reminder to couples that true love can be found despite life’s obstacles and challenges.

Listen: Greatest Love Story – LANCo

39.

Then – Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley’s “Then” is a classic country love song that evokes powerful emotions of fondness and appreciation. It is sure to be a hit at your wedding cake-cutting as you celebrate the joyous occasion with those closest to you!

Listen: Then – Brad Paisley

40.

 Love Story – Taylor Swift

Another timeless classic, “Love Story” by Taylor Swift, will help set the perfect tone for your cake-cutting. The sweet lyrics and upbeat melody make it a great choice for couples looking to add a little extra sparkle!

Listen: Love Story – Taylor Swift

Fun cake-cutting songs

Bring out your goofy side with these fun and quirky songs that will have everyone beaming with joy and hitting that sugar high!

41.

Yummy – Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” is the perfect choice for couples who want to add a bit of whimsy and fun to their cake-cutting. With its infectious beat and catchy lyrics, it’s sure to get everyone in a yummy mood!

Listen: Yummy – Justin Bieber

42.

Cake – Flo Rida & 99 Percent

Bring out your inner comedian and start off your cake-cutting with “Cake” by Flo Rida & 99 Percent. This lighthearted song celebrates the sweet life of pleasure and indulgence.

Listen: Cake – Flo Rida & 99 Percent

43.

Candyman – Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman” is a sweet and bubbly song that is sure to get everyone singing along. It pays homage to the classic tale of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory, making it the perfect choice for couples looking for something fun and offbeat!

Listen: Candyman – Christina Aguilera

44.

Milkshake – Kelis

Milkshake” by Kelli is the perfect way to lighten up the celebration while cutting a cake. Laced with an infectious beat and fun-filled lyrics, this song will get everyone dancing and shaking their hearts out.

Listen: Milkshake – Kelis

45.

Happy Together – Tupperware Remix Party

This jaunty tune will definitely have you and your guests feeling cheerful and celebratory. With its goofy, carefree lyrics, this is the perfect cake-cutting song to let everyone know that they are happy to be there – no matter what.

Listen: Happy Together – Tupperware Remix Party

46.

This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

The chorus, featuring Rihanna’s powerful vocals, has a lighthearted vibe that is sure to bring out your own goofy side. And who can resist singing along with all the daring lyrics like, “Baby, I don’t want what’s yours, and you don’t want mine?”

Listen: This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

47.

Eat it – Weird Al Yankovic

The classic parody of Michael Jackson’s hit song will surely have everyone singing along and laughing until their sides hurt!

Listen: Eat it – Weird Al Yankovic

48.

Cut The Cake- Average White Band

This song has a classic disco-funk beat that never fails to make everyone feel the joy of being alive. The lyrics suggest themes of friendship, togetherness and happiness, making it a celebratory anthem that’s sure to bring out everyone’s silly side!

Listen: Cut The Cake- Average White Band

49.

Sugalumps – Flight of The Conchords

Whether you’ve got a spoon or a butter knife in hand, tap into your inner sugar-loving sugarhump and make sure everyone gets the sugary sweet taste they deserve. All the while, you’ll be singing along with the band’s humorous lyrics and tune

Listen: Sugalumps – Flight of The Conchords

50.

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd

These lyrics bring together the fun and excitement of any party as you imagine yourself rocking out and singing them along with your friends and family. But not too much rocking with your family, though, if you know what we mean.

Listen: Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd

So, What are the best Cake Cutting Songs?

The ingredients for the perfect cake-cutting song should be like this- a bowl full of fun and laughter, a teaspoon of excitement, and a sprinkle of joy! Add a lot of the couple’s personality, and you have the tastiest cake-cutting song baking in the oven! We provided the recipe for the top and best collection of cake-cutting songs above that are sure to make the moment special and memorable for you, your family, and your friends. 

Melbourne Entertainment Company are the baker of the yummiest playlist in town! With our great collection of curated music and expertise in providing the perfect music for every special occasion, we promise to make your special day a blast! Get in touch with us today so that we can help you create the best cake-cutting soundtrack ever, and let’s get this party started. Cheers!

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