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20 Sweet Cake Cutting Songs For Your Wedding Day

After picking out the size and flavor of your wedding cake, your next step involves knowing how to cut the dessert properly in front of your guests. You can also choose from popular cake cutting songs for this tradition!

While some couples pause their wedding playlist during this symbolic activity, other brides and grooms sweeten the moment by playing a romantic song instead. 

If you feel the same way but don’t know where to find a song for the cake cutting ceremony, take a look at our music list.

A lovely song from almost every genre can work as your cake cutting music.

If you need help with limiting your options for wedding cake cutting songs, have no fear! We’ve compiled a list of our music recommendations!


“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” by the Four Tops

Lyrics: “I love you and nobody else / In and out my life / You come and you go / Leaving just your picture behind / And I kissed it a thousand times”

Bring some retro flair to your wedding playlist of cake cutting songs with The Four Tops’s “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).” This melody will feel right at home during a vintage-themed ceremony


“I Want Candy” by The Strangeloves

Lyrics: “I know a girl who’s soft and sweet / She’s so fine, she can’t be beat / Got everything that I desire / Sets the summer sun on fire

Turn back the clocks with your wedding music by playing The Strangeloves’s “I Want Candy.” Don’t be shocked if you see anybody from your guest list singing along to this catchy track!


“Marshmallow World” by Dean Martin

Lyrics: “Oh, it’s a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts / Take a walk with your favorite girl / It’s a sugar date, what if spring is late / In winter it’s a marshmallow world”

If you and your future spouse are planning a wintertime espousal, nothing feels more appropriate as your song for cake cutting than Dean Martin’s “Marshmallow World.” Go with this classic tune to inspire tender feelings among your wedding party.

“Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies

Lyrics: “I just can’t believe / The loveliness of loving you / I just can’t believe it’s true”

Create a celebratory atmosphere during this wonderful time by requesting The Archies’s “Sugar Sugar” as your cake cutting music. The older guests in attendance will love hearing this classic song.

“Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic

Lyrics: “You won’t get no dessert ’till you clean off your plate / So eat it / Don’t you tell me you’re full”

Weird Al Yankovic is an essential for any brides and grooms who are looking for funny cake cutting songs. Your guests won’t be able to hold back their laughter! 


“Recipe For Love” by Harry Connick Jr.

Lyrics: “It doesn’t need sugar ’cause it’s already sweet / It doesn’t need an oven ’cause it’s got a lot of heat / Just add a dash of kisses to make it all complete / And that’s the recipe for making love”

Harry Connick Jr.’s “Recipe For Love” has the romantic lyrics that you want to hear from songs for cake cutting. This jazzy tune has pulled at people’s heartstrings for over thirty years.


“Sweet Thing” by Mary J. Blinge

Lyrics: “Whoa, sweet thing / Don’t you know you’re my everything”

 Some couples prefer an R&B sound during their cake cutting ceremony. If you feel the same way about your music selection, don’t hesitate to play Mary J. Blinge’s “Sweet Thing” during your special day. 

“Sweet Lady” by Tyrese

Lyrics: “Sweet lady would you be my sweet love for a lifetime? / I’ll be there when you need me / Just call and receive me”

If you’re searching for a song for cake cutting with a 90s vibe, Tyrese’s “Sweet Lady” is hard to beat. His heartfelt words will surely move everybody’s emotions during your nuptial. 

“How Sweet It Is” by Michael Buble

Lyrics: “How sweet it is to be loved by you / I needed the shelter of someone’s arms / And there you were”

For brides and grooms who want to mix the classic and contemporary styles with their cake cutting wedding songs, Michael Buble’s “How Sweet It Is” certainly does the trick. His cover will make your espousal even more unforgettable for the decades to come!


“Candyman” by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics: “He’s a sweet talkin’ sugar coated candy man / A sweet talkin’ sugar coated candy man”

Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman” brings a kind of energy that you can’t find with other cake cutting songs. Her powerhouse vocals ensure that your guests are having a good time during this matrimonial event. 


“The Sweet Escape” by Gwen Stefani

Lyrics: “If I could escape / And recreate a place as my own world / And I could be your favorite girl  / Forever, perfectly together / And tell me, boy, now wouldn’t that be sweet?”

If you’re hoping to find songs for cake cutting that have never gone out of style, look no further than Gwen Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape.” This fun melody will definitely become a crowd-pleaser. 


“Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap

Lyrics: “A moment, a love / A dream, a laugh”

 Show your love for indie rock by adding “Sweet Disposition” to your playlist for the cake cutting ceremony. This track might even become a favorite with a few of the people in your wedding party.

“Sweet Thing” by Keith Urban

Lyrics: “Sweet thing / The moon is high and the night is young / Come on and meet me”

Play up the theme of your country espousal by including cake cutting wedding songs like Keith Urban’s “Sweet Thing.” All of your guests will be left in awe by his heartfelt words.


“Felt Good On My Lips” by Tim McGraw

Lyrics: “Everybody sayin’, / How sweet it is / Yeah, it felt good on my lips”

Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” is a safe decision for anybody who is curating their cake cutting playlist with country love songs. This melody will definitely be remembered during a rustic ceremony


“Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton

Lyrics; “I’ll be your shade tree / You’ll be my honeysuckle / I’ll be your honey bee”

Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” was made to be included on wedding playlists with cake cutting music. Your guests will enjoy every minute of listening to this romantic tune on your special day!

“Sweet Talk” by Saint Motel

Lyrics: “Oh when it’s cold / I get warm just thinking of you / When I’m alone / I stare at stars and hope dreams come true”

Saint Motel’s “Sweet Talk” is no stranger to music playlists as wedding cake cutting songs. Expect plenty of happy tears from your guests if you choose to play this profound melody!


“Sweetest Thing” by Allman Brown

Lyrics: “You’re the sweetest thing that I ever did see / Like a bird taking way / Tears that set you free”

Allman Brown’s “Sweetest Thing” never fails as a wedding cake song. This contemporary tune becomes the ideal musical backdrop for a bohemian ceremony

“Sweetheart” by Thomas Rhett

Lyrics: Sweetheart / God could’ve never made two / Nobody quite like you

A list of cake cutting wedding songs isn’t complete without referencing Thomas Rhett’s “Sweetheart.” This melody works its magic by highlighting the emotions that are shared between a married couple. 

“Cherry on Top” by Lou Hayter

Lyrics: “Friday in the sun I feel your kiss like sugar on my tongue / Take my body up, forget that I’m alive, candy lover”

For a touch of romance on your special day, be sure to play “Lou Hayter’s Cherry on Top” as your cake cutting song choice. Even if some of your guests aren’t the biggest fans of modern music, this tune is too fun and entertaining to be forgotten!


“Tip of My Tongue” by Kenny Chesney 

Lyrics: “It’s a long way down to where I wanna go / It’s a long way down to the center of your soul / It’s a long way down and I’m a loaded gun / But I love me some sugar on the tip of my tongue”

Embrace the celebratory spirit of this wonderful time by choosing Ken Chesney’s “Tip of My Tongue” as your cake cutting music. His tender lyrics will echo the feelings that you have experienced with your romantic partner. 

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Lauren Peterson

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