The Best Cake Cutting Song Ideas

newlyweds cutting cake

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. Surrounded by your friends and family, you and your partner will create your first memories as a married couple on this day. And as you know, a good choice of soundtrack can sometimes turn a run-of-the-mill event into an instant classic.

Some of the most important moments of your wedding reception will be set to carefully selected tunes. You will first have to pick a song for your first dance with your spouse. The bride will need to select another song to dance to with her father, while the groom will have to find a song for the traditional mother-son dance.

The next thing to do is to pick a perfect cake cutting song.

A Few Words About the Cake Cutting Ritual

The cake cutting ritual symbolizes the start of the newlyweds’ shared future, while the tasting of the first slice marks the promise of a happy life together.

After the cake makes its glamorous entrance onto the stage, the groom puts his right hand on top of the bride’s hand to cut the first slice of the cake together. The guests then cheer on the happy couple as they feed each other the first slice. After that, it is time to cut the rest of the cake and serve it to the guests.

This whole cutting and tasting ritual usually takes between three to four minutes. Since that is also the length of most popular songs, a well-chosen tune would make a great soundtrack for this special moment. It might also be a good idea to choose a few extra songs to play while the guests are eating the cake.

newlyweds kissing in front of wedding cake

75 Great Cake Cutting Song Ideas

The great thing about cake cutting songs is that you can pick pretty much anything you want. There are no rules about the genre of the song. Pop, classic rock, hard rock, jazz, funk, soul, EDM – any song you choose is great. As long as the lyrics are romantic, flirty, and/or cake-related, it will surely work.

To help you find the best cake cutting songs for your wedding reception, here are 75 great tunes to choose from. For easier navigation, we have organized them into categories based on the lyrics, as well as their popularity.

Best Sugar-Themed Cake Cutting Songs

In trying to keep things fun and quirky, many couples decide to go with a literal theme. They thus choose a song that makes references to sugar, sweets, candy, or cakes. If you need help finding a great sugar-themed cake cutting song, one of our 35 picks may be just what you’re looking for.

bride and groom

  1.  “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
  2. “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  3. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by The Four Tops
  4. “Sugar” by Stevie Wonder
  5. “I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl” by Nina Simone
  6.  “Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard
  7. “The Sweetest Thing” by U2
  8. “How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)” by Marvin Gaye
  9.  “Sweet Love” by Commodores
  10. “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith
  11. “Sweets for My Sweet” by The Drifters
  12. “Sweet Life” by Paul Davis
  13. “Sweet, Sweet Smile” by Carpenters
  14.  “The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)” by Juice Newton
  15. “The Sweet Escape” by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon
  16.  “Sweet Dreams” by La Bouche
  17. “How Sweet It Is” by Michael Bublé
  18. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  19. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics
  20. “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee
  21. “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow
  22. “Candy Girl” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  23. “Candy” by Nat King Cole
  24. “Candy” by Lisa Stansfield
  25. “Candyman” by Christina Aguilera
  26. “Candy Lips” by Doris Day
  27. “Lollipop (Candyman)” by Aqua
  28. “Honey, Honey” by Abba
  29. “Honey” by Mariah Carey
  30. “Syrup and Honey” by Duffy
  31. “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton
  32. “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
  33. “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE
  34. “Cut the Cake” by Average White Band
  35. “Cake” by Flo Rida featuring 99 Percent

Cake Cutting Songs with Fun and Playful Lyrics

Of course, you don’t have to go too literal with your song choices to make the cake cutting ritual more fun. There are plenty of great songs with fun and playful lyrics that would be a perfect choice for this special moment. There are also a few that are very popular even though their lyrics might be a bit inappropriate for the occasion. Here are our picks for the 10 best fun, playful, or so-wrong-they’re-right cake cutting songs.

  1. “Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra
  2. “That’s Amore!” by Dean Martin
  3. “Eat It” by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
  4. “Cups and Cakes” by Spinal Tap
  5. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar
  6. “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (I Got Love in My Tummy)” by Ohio Players
  7. “Hungry Heart” by Bruce Springsteen
  8. “Cuts Like a Knife” by Bryan Adams
  9. “The First Cut Is the Deepest” by Cat Stevens
  10. “Hot Knife” by Fiona Apple

wedding guests celebrating

Tried and True Cake Cutting Favorites

If you would rather play it safe than experiment with your cake cutting song choices, that is perfectly fine. There are plenty of evergreen tunes and modern classics that would make a perfect soundtrack for the cutting of the cake. Here are our top 30 picks.

  1. “Happy Together” by The Turtles
  2. “Marry Me” by Train
  3. “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain
  4. “By Your Side” by Sade
  5. “1, 2, 3, 4 (I Love You)” by Plain White T’s
  6. “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
  7. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
  8. “Everything” by Michael Bublé
  9. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
  10. “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick, Jr.
  11. “Love on Top” by Beyoncé
  12. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
  13. “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo
  14. “This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
  15. “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone
  16. “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey
  17. “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley and the Wailers
  18. “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher
  19. “Grow Old with You” by Adam Sandler
  20. “When I’m 64” by The Beatles
  21. “At Last” by Etta James
  22. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  23. “Little Moments” by Brad Paisley
  24. “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
  25. “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  26. “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland
  27. “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
  28. “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw
  29. “The Gift of Love” by Bette Midler
  30. “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups

Did our list help you find the perfect cake cutting song for your wedding reception? Do you have a cake cutting favorite that isn’t on the list? Let us know in the comments section below!

Rebecca B. Lawrence

About Rebecca B. Lawrence

Rebbeca has been writing about weddings, jewelry, and fashion for years. Her favorite place to hang out, aside from this website, is Pinterest. She loves Art Deco Jewelry, beach-themed weddings, and anything related to the British Royal Family.