50 Cake-Cutting Songs for a Fun & Romantic Reception

Cut your wedding cake in perfect tune with these clever reception songs.

Published June 26, 2023
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Cut your wedding cake to a fun, flirty, or food-inspired song. Your guests will love an upbeat tempo or romantic ballad, and you'll love making a memory with your special cake-cutting song. Whether you love clever and sweet or classicly romantic songs, these tunes for your cake-cutting moment are all memorable choices.

Sweet & Food-Inspired Cake-Cutting Songs

Guests might think your moment is sweet and special, but they also want to dig into your carefully selected cake. Play a song with lyrics sweet as sugar and notes that satisfy guests' appetite for a good time.

"Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies

"Sugar Sugar" is an upbeat song with a fitting title, making it a fun and thematic choice.

"Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison

A classic love song, the title and lyrics make it a clever pick for you cake cutting ceremony.

"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" by Four Tops

A Motown classic that's sweet and upbeat, guests will love bopping along to "I Can't Help Myself" while you slice into the cake.

"Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard

"Pour Some Sugar on Me" is for the couples who like to bring a little rock to the occasion!

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by James Taylor

The title says it all in "How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You)." It's sweet to be loved by your new spouse and even sweeter to enjoy wedding cake together.

"Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE

It's a modern, upbeat song. "Cake by the Ocean" directly references cake - so naturally it's the perfect cake-cutting song.

"Sugar" by Maroon 5

The video itself is about the band crashing weddings, making "Sugar" a fun song choice for cutting your wedding cake.

"Sugar and Spice" by The Searchers

An oldie but goodie about sweet love, "Sugar and Spice" is so fitting for your reception.

"Candyman" by Christina Aguilera

"Candyman" is upbeat, fun, and deliciously sweet! Hopefully the cake you're slicing into is as well.

"Sweetest Thing" by U2

"Sweetest Thing" is a love song that speaks to the sweetness of the moment.

Romantic Cake-Cutting Songs

If you want to keep the romance flowing through your entire wedding and reception, choose a romantic song for your cake-cutting ceremony. This is a great way to include a song that might have been your second choice for the ceremony or the first dance.

"Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

This duet celebrates being lucky in love. It's a sweet choice for your cake-cutting moment.

"A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

"A Moment Like This" perfectly encapsulates a wedding's unforgettable moments, cake-cutting ceremony included.

"Love Story" by Taylor Swift

For the couples who consider their love story to be a fairy tale, Swift's "Love Story" just makes sense.

"Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

"Endless Love" expresses deep emotions you're probably feeling on your special day.

"The Sweetest Love" by Robin Thicke

A smooth, romantic tune, "The Sweetest Love" is perfect for this sweet occasion.

"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

This is a heartfelt song that embodies the deep love between the couple.

"At Last" by Etta James

"At Last" is a soulful classic that signals the beginning of a long-awaited forever.

"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" is a modern love song that has quickly become a wedding classic.

"Marry Me" by Train

This is a gentle and sweet song, perfect for a any wedding moment.

"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

A romantic song, "A Thousand Years" captures the promise of forever.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley

It's a timeless classic for a reason, and "Can't Help Falling in Love" encapsulates the feeling of inevitability when you meet your person.

"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers

"Unchained Melody" is a romantic classic that never goes out of style and works as a timeless choice for cutting your cake.

"Perfect" by Ed Sheeran

A sweet and romantic modern love song, "Perfect" creates a beautiful soundtrack to your special ceremony.

"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra

Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight" is a classic, swoon-worthy song that fits the moment.

"Your Song" by Elton John

"Your Song" is a sweet and personal song that feels intimate for a wedding but fun enough for the reception.

"All of Me" by John Legend

A beautiful love song, "All of Me" speaks to accepting each other fully.

"I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz

"I Won't Give Up" is a heartfelt song about the commitment and resilience of love.

"Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur

"Say You Won't Let Go" is beautiful song that tells a story of lasting love as you slice into your cake.

"First Day Of My Life" by Bright Eyes

An indie classic that's sweet and genuine, "First Day of My Life" is a beautiful choice on your special day.

"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

Clapton's classic "Wonderful Tonight" is a sweet love song that's perfect for a tender moment.

"You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne

A soulful, feel-good song, "You Are the Best Thing" celebrates love.

"I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles

"I Choose You" is a sweet, upbeat song that's all about choosing your partner.

"Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Kamakawiwo'ole's "Over The Rainbow" is popular version of the timeless classic. It's gentle, laid-back vibe creates a romantic atmosphere.

"Can't Take My Eyes off You" by Frankie Valli

"Can't Take My Eyes off You" is a classic love song that speaks to being enamored with your partner.

"Better Together" by Jack Johnson

"Better Together" is a gentle song that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of love and togetherness.

"Sweet Love" by Anita Baker

A soulful song, Baker's "Sweet Love" matches the romantic and sweet mood.

"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

"Just the Way You Are" celebrates love and acceptance, making it a beautiful choice for any part of your wedding.

Fun & Upbeat Cake-Cutting Songs

This part of your wedding reception is so full of joy, why not use a song that fits the mood? Surpise guests with a cake-cutting tune that encourages them to get on the dance floor after they grab their slice.

"Love On Top" by Beyoncé

An upbeat love song, "Love on Top" will keep the celebration going long after the cake is gone.

"Love and Marriage" by Frank Sinatra

Sinatra's "Love and Marriage" is a timeless classic and very appropriate for a wedding.

"Marry You" by Bruno Mars

A feel-good song, "Marry You" complements the celebratory mood.

"Everything" by Michael Bublé

"Everything" is a beautiful love song and makes for a sweet cake cutting moment.

"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar

For those who want to add a little humor to the cake-smashing tradition, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" is clever and familiar to guests.

"You're My Best Friend" by Queen

A classic love song, "You're My Best Friend" is great for couples who are best friends.

"Happy Together" by The Turtles

"Happy Together" is a classic, feel-good love song that creates a light and happy atmosphere.

"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole

An upbeat and joyous song,"This Will Be" is perfect for a celebration.

"You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall & Oates

"You Make My Dreams Come True" is an upbeat and catchy tune that's sure to get everyone in a celebratory mood.

"Cut the Cake" by Average White Band

Here's a funky song that matches the cake-cutting event perfectly.

"Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups

"Chapel of Love" is a classic wedding song about the joy of getting married.

"That's Amore" by Dean Martin

This is a classic song that talks about love in a lighthearted and fun way, perfect for cutting your cake with class.

"Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton

"Honey Bee" is a sweet as honey, country tune that fits the romance of the moment.

Slice Into Your New Life

The cake-cutting ceremony is meant to be fun, a little romantic, and a symbol of your commitment to one another. Choose a song that speaks to your love, is the perfect balance of romantic and upbeat, and helps you look back on this special moment with a smile.

50 Cake-Cutting Songs for a Fun & Romantic Reception