A wedding cake is a traditional symbol, which is eaten and cut at weddings and as the new bride and groom cut their cake it signifies their commitment and new life together.

Wedding Cake

The newly weds, breaking bread for the first time so to speak.

The cake cutting song can be the Bride and Groom’s favourite song and a slow tempo, romantic song works well for this tradition.

Songs that have sugar and sweet references have been popular and a background volume level during this reception ceremony is suffice. Before the cake is cut the MC can ask the guests if they would like to take photos.

The first dance directly following the cake cutting makes a smooth transition on the wedding timeline also.

Popular Cake Cutting Songs


Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
2010 | Youtube

Sweet Life – Frank Ocean
2012 | Youtube

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
2012 | Youtube


1, 2, 3, 4 (I Love You) – Plain White T’s
2008 | Youtube

Be Mine – David Gray
2003 | Youtube

Better Together – Jack Johnson
2005 | Youtube

Candyman – Christina Aguilera
2007 | Youtube

How Sweet it is – Michael Buble
2005 | Youtube

Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
2009 | Youtube

Love You Madly – Cake
2001 | Youtube

Sweet Thing – Keith Urban
2008 | Youtube

The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
2001 | Youtube


Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
1998 | Youtube

Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
1998 | Youtube

Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
1994 | Youtube

I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees
1998 | Youtube

Kiss From a Rose – Seal
1995 | Youtube

Recipe for Love – Harry Connick Jr.
1990 | Youtube

Sweetest Thing – U2
1998 | Youtube

Sweets for My Sweets – Cj Lewis / Drifters
1992 | Youtube


Better Be Good to Me – Tina Turner
1985 | Youtube

Cuts Like a Knife – Bryan Adams
1983 | Youtube

Eat It – Weird Al Yankovic
1984 | Youtube

For the Longest Time – Billy Joel
1983 | Youtube

Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
1989 | Youtube

Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
1987 | Youtube

Romeo & Juliet – Dire Straits
1980 | Youtube

Slice of Heaven – Dave Dobbyn
1986 | Youtube


Jaws Theme – John Williams
1975 | Youtube

Is This Love – Bob Marley
1978 | Youtube

You’re My Best Friend – Queen
1975 | Youtube


How Sweet it is – Marvin Gaye
1964 | Youtube

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie) – The Four Tops
1965 | Youtube

I Get a Kick Out of You – Frank Sinatra
1962 | Youtube

L-O-V-E – Nat “King” Cole
1964 | Youtube

Sugar Sugar – The Archies
1969 | Youtube

Sugar Town – Nancy Sinatra
1966 | Youtube

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
1969 | Youtube

When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles
1967 | Youtube

Pre 1950’s

Sugar (That Sugar Baby o’ Mine) – Louis Armstrong / Billie Holiday
1927 | Youtube

That’s Amore – Dean Martin
1953 | Youtube

The Cake Cutting Tradition

Sharing a piece of the Wedding cake with their family and friends is a special gift. The top tier or a piece of the Wedding Cake is often kept, to be eaten at the couple’s first Wedding anniversary or the christening of their first child.

The Wedding cake is usually a strong structured cake, such as a fruit cake. To allow the icing and decorations stay firmly in place.

Wedding cakes can be multi layered, tiered cakes and with amazing decorations. From a statue or representation of the couple, doves, gold rings, ribbons and horse shoes.

The image of a Traditional Wedding cake is of a tiered cake with three to four levels (optional for amount of guests) and as it rises each tier is slightly smaller than the other. As Wedding cakes have developed some people choose to have smaller dessert type cakes, such as cup cakes individually served and placed in the shape of a tired cake.

The Wedding cake is placed in a central position at the reception, waiting for the right time to be cut. The timing of the Cake cutting will depend on your wedding, as some will have the cutting done earlier in the reception or some later. As the bride and groom prepare to cut the cake, friends and family gather around with much anticipation and cameras a ready.

A selected piece of music is often chosen to represent the bride and grooms love for each other and new life together. The next step of actually cutting the cake is very important.

Helpful Things to Remember

Make sure your photographer is ready and has got the best angle to capture your special first cut of your Wedding Cake. You may want to consider a “mock cake cutting” also. Take your time and pause so as your friends and family can snap a great shot of the cake cutting.

Cutting into the lowest level is best as the top tier may be too unstable.

The knife is held together with the grooms hand slightly over the brides and depending on the type of cake and the hardness of icing you may need to use more than one hand.

Feed each other first, you may wish to use your hands, a fork or spoon. But this is your moment of nurturing each other and taking that first bite together. Offer a piece to your family and friends, connecting the two family’s as one. The Wedding cake is cut, applause from all around. The happy and loving couple’s life as newly weds begins and it’s also time to celebrate.