The Best Cake Cutting Wedding Songs

No, you don’t need to choose cake cutting wedding songs, but we love the idea. It makes things a whole lot more personal. Plus, the cake cutting is a big event at your wedding.

Perhaps not as big as the first dance (unless people are hungry), but still very important. If you’re looking for a cake cutting song wedding for this year, then we’ve got you covered.

The 15 songs we’ve chosen are a nice blend of romance/sweet songs. Many of our song choices directly reference sweet treats! All songs are a bit more upbeat because cutting the cake is supposed to be a very joyous highlight of the wedding. 

Cake Cutting Wedding Songs

Check out these other popular play lists for the ultimate celebration on your big day:

1. ‘Sugar, Sugar’ – The Archies

Lyrics You’ll Love: Honey / Oh, sugar, sugar / You are my candy girl / And you got me wanting you

This is the ultimate cake cutting song for your wedding. It is about romance, and it mentions sweetness…quite a lot! It is nice and upbeat too, and we can guarantee that you’ll have more than a few people singing along to this classic song.

Just wait until the ‘do-do-do¨ part of the song happens. Even the most tired people are going to start perking up!

2. ‘Today Was a Fairytale’ – Taylor Swift

Lyrics You’ll Love: Today was a fairytale / You were the prince / I used to be a damsel in distress / You took me by the hand, and you picked me up at six / Today was a fairytale

If you’re after a slightly more modern choice for your cake cutting songs wedding in 2022 or 2023 or even 2024, then try this Taylor Swift song on for size.

By the time your cake is cut, most of your wedding will be over. You’ll have been married, taken a lot of photos, eaten, and had the first dance. If all goes to plan, your wedding is going to be a fairytale.

In fact, even if things don’t go to plan, your wedding will still be a fairytale. The happiest day of your life. There are no references to cake in Taylor Swift’s song, unfortunately, but she does sing a lot about how the day was so magical. Perfectly lines up with your wedding, right?

3. ‘I Want Candy’ – Aaron Carter

Lyrics You’ll Love: I want candy

Alright, so technically, Aaron Carter is talking about falling in love with some girl called Candy. Although, we doubt that many people know this! Most just think about how the relatively young Aaron Carter (at the time) is demanding sweet treats.

So, why not use it as your cake cutting song? It would go down a treat! It helps that there is a dash of romance in the song too (and may even be better if your name is actually Candy!). This is a very unique cake cutting song, but one that we have seen used quite a bit.

4. ‘Cherry Pie’ – Warrant

Lyrics You’ll Love: She’s my cherry pie / Cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise / Tastes so good, make a grown man cry / Sweet cherry pie, oh yeah

The first time we heard this as a cake cutting song at a wedding, we had a massive smile on our faces. We had never heard it used as a cake cutting song before (or even at a wedding), but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

Warrant is singing about a cake (well, technically a pie), and it is a very romantic song. Plus, it is incredibly upbeat. We reckon that this song could end up being a favorite for those that love their classic rock.

5. ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ – The Eurythmics

Lyrics You’ll Love: Sweet dreams are made of this / Who am I to disagree

Alright, this song isn’t about cake. Although, it does say the word ‘sweet’ quite a lot. We are sure that you already know this song (it is an insanely popular rock song), so you know that it is a song about magical moments in life.

Well, a particularly magical moment (‘sweet dreams are made of this’). If you spent a long time looking for your partner, and you want something very ‘rock’ for your cake cutting portion of your wedding, then it may be worth checking out this song from The Eurythmics.

6. ‘Sugar’ – Maroon 5

Lyrics You’ll Love: When I’m Without You, I’m Something Weak

Maroon 5 is the best band to turn to if you are looking for modern romance songs. You just can’t help but feel moved by Adam Levine’s beautiful singing. So, it is no surprise that one of their songs made it onto our list of cake cutting songs wedding.

The song is called ‘Sugar’, and while it doesn’t mention cake or anything sweet, it is still a great cake cutting song. The lyrics talk about how you are with the person that you need to complete you. Plus, it is a well-known, upbeat song sure to put a smile on everybody’s face.

7. ‘Cake By The Ocean’ – DNCE

Lyrics You’ll Love: See you lickin’ frostin’ from your own hands / Want another taste, I’m beggin’, “Yes, ma’am”

Getting married on the beach? Then check out ‘Cake By The Ocean’. This song actually talks about cake. Lots. It even mentions specific types of cake, although we suppose they are meant to be a metaphor for romance which is just what you’re looking for in your wedding cake cutting song!

Do bear in mind that there is quite a bit of swearing in this song, so you may not want to play it around kids.

8. ‘How Sweet it Is’ – James Taylor

Lyrics You’ll Love: How sweet it is to be loved by you

Sweetness and love mentioned? Well, you already know that this is the perfect combo when you’re looking for a fantastic cake cutting song! It helps that everybody will know the chorus ‘How sweet it is to be loved by you’.

This hit from James Taylor is the perfect pick-me-up song, and the perfect song to cut a slice of cake to!

9. ‘Make it Sweet’ – Old Dominion

Lyrics You’ll Love: ‘Cause I’m stuck on you, you’re stuck on me / I never gotta wonder where my honey be

We know that some of you are country music fans, so why not try some Old Dominion? This upbeat song is a classic cake cutting song for country lovers.

Indulge yourself in the lyrics showcasing a beautiful romance, with a couple of words here and there that you could almost link to cake (‘seven days a week I got an appetite’). 

While metaphorical, he is basically singing about how he could eat the person he loves because they are so sweet. How’s that for a wedding song?

10. ‘Yummy’ – Justin Bieber

Lyrics You’ll Love: Yeah, you got that yummy-yum / That yummy-yum, that yummy-yummy

Alright, so the lyrics to ‘Yummy’ by Justin Bieber are hardly ground-breaking, but you really don’t need that when you’re listening to a cake cutting song, right? You just want something that is nice to listen to while you’re cutting your cake! 

We’ve seen plenty of people sing along to Justin Bieber singing ‘you got that yummy-yum’, and we bet people are going to think exactly the same words when they sink their teeth into your delicious cake!

11. ‘Best Day of My Life’ –  American Authors

Lyrics You’ll Love: This is gonna be the best day of my life

This song only came out in 2014, but it is already one of the most popular songs played at weddings. We’ve seen it used as a soundtrack to wedding videos, processional music, and even the first dance for those that want something more upbeat. 

We’re choosing it as the cake cutting music. Your wedding is going to be the best day of your life, so surely you want somebody singing that to you? Plus, this is a song that works much better later on in the evening. Everybody wants to be perky then.

12. ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ – Julie Andrews

Lyrics You’ll Love: A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

If you’re a Disney fan, why not a spot of Julie Andrews? We’ve seen plenty of people cut their cake to this tune. Sure, the song isn’t about cake, but close enough. It is about how the sweet things in life (e.g. your love), make the harder things so much easier to deal with.

Plus, she mentions ‘sugar’ quite a bit, and we are sure that your cake is going to be loaded with sugar! Once again, another song everybody knows, so people are sure to be getting their feet tapping for this one!

13. ‘Sweetest Thing’ – U2

Lyrics You’ll Love:  Ain’t love the sweetest thing

U2 put out a lot of romantic songs, many of them written by Bono as a dedication to whoever he was in a relationship with at the time. This is one of our favorite cake cutting songs from them, if only for the fact that they sing about sweetness.

Although, it is also a story about love and clinging to the people that you care about, trying to make it work. This song is a reminder that love is hard, but love conquers all. The perfect end to your night, right?

14. ‘You’re My Best Friend’ – Queen

Lyrics You’ll Love: You’re my sunshine / And I want you to know / That my feelings are true / I really love you

This is a song that can fit into a lot of different places at your wedding (we’ve seen it as a mother-son dance, for instance). We like it as the cake cutting song, though. It is bouncy. People know the song, and it is a tribute to love. You have just married your best friend, so why not celebrate it?

15. ‘Grow Old With You’ – Adam Sandler

Lyrics You’ll Love: I love you / Foot rub you / Tell you you’re the only one I’m thinking of

Warning: this is not a song that you’ll want playing if there are kids in attendance. There will be lots of swearing, and a good amount of innuendo. But, it is an incredibly fun song, and the perfect way to cap off our list!

‘Grow Old With You’ by Adam Sandler was written in tribute to his wife. A song about the normality of their life, but also a celebration of their life. Plus, it is written by Adam Sandler, so you know it is going to be insanely funny too!

We do love this as a wedding song, and the cake cutting is the perfect time to slide it in there. You want to put a smile on people’s faces, and there is nobody that will do that better than Adam Sandler.


There you have it. If you’re looking for great cake cutting songs for weddings, then we’ve given you 15 choices. Don’t like them? That’s fine! There are plenty more songs that you can choose.

Get an upbeat romantic song that talks about something sweet, then you’re pretty much set! We hope you enjoy your cake (and the rest of your wedding, of course!).


Do you really need a cake cutting wedding song?

You don’t. Having a cake cutting song at a wedding is rare. However, you have full control over your day, so why not make things a little bit extra special with a cake cutting song?

What is the best song to cut your wedding cake to?

You have plenty of choices. Our favorite cake cutting songs are those that talk about sugar. Think along the lines of ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies.

Should your cake cutting song be upbeat?

Yes. Cutting a cake is meant to be a fun experience, something that everybody at your wedding gets involved with. It happens at the end of the night too. Give them a song to perk them up!

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