Cake Cutting Songs

The tradition of the cake cutting is one of the oldest wedding traditions on record. Like many centuries old traditions, it has grown and evolved into what we recognize as the modern cake cutting ceremony. Dating back to the Roman Empire, the tradition was to break the “cake” over the brides head thus insuring her fertility and their children’s good fortune. At the time, cakes as we know them today did not exist so the Romans used loafs of bread. It’s believed that the modern tradition of smashing the cake in each others face grew out of this ancient rite of passage.

Through the ages, cakes were created and the tradition of stacking was born. In this ritual, the cakes were stacked into a tall mound which the newlyweds would then attempt to kiss over. If they kissed without knocking over the stack of cakes they would be blessed with good luck, prosperity and lots of children. Our modern tradition borrows from the stacking tradition as can be seen by our elaborate multi-layered cakes.

Over the last several centuries, the tradition of the white wedding cake to hold. Like the white wedding gown, the white cake came to symbolize the brides innocence and purity. Because the cake was known as the brides cake, the color and size of it was also a sign of the wealth of the brides family. Only families of significant wealth could afford the largest and purest white wedding cakes due to the fact that refined sugar was expensive and difficult to produce. Like many of the other traditions, the size and elaborateness of the cake is a status symbol to this day.

As cakes became bigger and more elaborate, the tradition of the bride and groom cutting the cake together was born. Not only was it more practical to do this, it also symbolizes their ability to support each other in their new life together. This sentiment is also reflected in the ritual of feeding each other a piece of the cake.

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Song Artist Genre iTunes
1, 2, 3, 4 Plain White T’s Rock 1, 2, 3, 4 - Big Bad World (Bonus Track Version)
Accidentally In Love Counting Crows Rock Accidentally In Love - Accidentally In Love - Single
All You Need Is Love The Beatles Oldies All You Need Is Love The Beatles
Beautiful Day U2 Rock Beautiful Day U2
Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner R&B Tina Turner - Tina Turner: The Collected Recordings - Better Be Good to Me
Better Together Jack Johnson Rock Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams - Better Together
Birthday Cake Rihanna R&B Birthday Cake - Talk That Talk (Deluxe Edition)
Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations R&B The Foundations - The Very Best of the Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
By Your Side Sade R&B Sade - Lovers Rock - By Your Side
Candy Cameo R&B Sade - Lovers Rock - By Your Side
Candy Mandy Moore Rock So Real - Mandy Moore
Candy Girl Frankie Valli Oldies So Real - Mandy Moore
Candy Girl  New Edition R&B So Real - Mandy Moore
Candy Shop 50 Cent Hip Hop So Real - Mandy Moore
Candyman Christina Aguilera Dance Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics - Candyman
Chapel Of Love The Dixie Cups Oldies The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love - Chapel Of Love
Cups and Cakes Spinal Tap Rock Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap - Cups and Cakes
Cut The Cake Average White Band R&B Average White Band - Average White Band: The Essentials - Cut the Cake
Eat It Weird Al Yankovic Dance "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits - Eat It
Everything Michael Buble Jazz Michael Bublé - Everything - Single - Everything
From This Moment On Shania Twain Country Shania Twain - Shania Twain: Greatest Hits - From This Moment On
Good Life OneRepublic Rock Good Life - Waking Up (Deluxe Version)
Grow Old With You Adam Sandler Soundtrack Stephen Lynch - The Wedding Singer (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Grow Old With You
Happy Together The Turtles Oldies The Turtles - Happy Together - Happy Together
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar Rock Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Honey Mariah Carey Pop Honey Mariah Carey
Honey  Ohio Players R&B Honey Ohio Players
Honey Bee Blake Shelton Country Honey Bee - Red River Blue (Deluxe Version)
How Sweet It Is Michael Buble Jazz How Sweet It Is - It's Time
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor Rock James Taylor - James Taylor: Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Four Tops Oldies Four Tops - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
I Do Colbie Caillat Rock I Do - All of You
I Do Young Jeezy feat. Jay Z and Andre 3000 Hip Hop I Do - All of You
I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher Oldies Sonny and Cher - The Essentials: Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow Dance Bow Wow Wow - The Best of Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
Ice Cream Sarah McLachlan Rock Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball - Ice Cream
I’m Yours Jason Mraz Rock Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things
Is This Love Bob Marley & The Wailers Reggae Is This Love - Legend (Remastered) [Bonus Tracks]
It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr. Jazz Harry Connick, Jr. - Movie Music - The Definitive Performances - It Had to Be You
It’s Your Love Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Country Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - Everywhere - It's Your Love
I Want Candy The Bow Wow Wow Pop Seal - Seal: Best 1991-2004 - Kiss from a Rose
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars Dance Just the Way You Are - Just the Way You Are - Single
Kiss From A Rose Seal Pop Seal - Seal: Best 1991-2004 - Kiss from a Rose
Lean On Me Bill Withers R&B Bill Withers - The Best of Bill Withers - Lean on Me - Lean On Me
Lips Like Sugar Echo & The Bunnymen Rock Bill Withers - The Best of Bill Withers - Lean on Me - Lean On Me
Little Moments Brad Paisley Country Brad Paisley - Mud On the Tires - Little Moments
Lollipop The Chordettes Oldies Lollipop - Lollipop
Lollipop Lil Wayne Rap Chris LeDoux - Chris LeDoux: 20 Greatest Hits - Look at You Girl
Lost In This Moment Big & Rich Country Lost In This Moment Big & Rich
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole Jazz Nat "King" Cole - The World of Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra Oldies Frank Sinatra - The Capitol Years - Love and Marriage
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley Oldies Elvis Presley, Ken Darby & Vera Matson - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Love Me Tender
Love Story Taylor Swift Country Taylor Swift - Fearless - Love Story
Love You Madly Cake Rock Love You Madly - Comfort Eagle
Lucky Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat Rock Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat)
Lush Life Nat “King” Cole R&B Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat)
Marry Me Train Rock Marry Me - Save Me, San Francisco (Bonus Track Version)
Marry You Bruno Mars Pop Marry Me - Save Me, San Francisco (Bonus Track Version)
No One Alicia Keys R&B Alicia Keys - No One - Single - No One
Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish Rock Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View - Only Wanna Be With You
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard Rock Inner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Recipe For Love Harry Connick Jr. Jazz Harry Connick, Jr. - We Are In Love - Recipe for Love
Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti & Spearhead Reggae Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti & Spearhead
Silly Love Songs Paul McCartney & Wings Pop Silly Love Songs Paul McCartney & Wings
Smile Uncle Kracker Rock Smile - Happy Hour (Deluxe Version)
Spin Spin Sugar (Armand Van Helden Remix)   Sneaker Pimps Dance Smile - Happy Hour (Deluxe Version)
Stuck Like Glue Sugarland Country Stuck Like Glue - The Incredible Machine (Deluxe Edition)
Sugar Flo Rida Pop Sugar Flo Rida
Sugar Shack Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs Oldies Jimmy Gilmer - Tacky Tunes - Sugar Shack
Sugar, Sugar The Archies Oldies The Archies - The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
Sweet Dreams Eurythmics Pop Aerosmith - Armageddon - The Album - Sweet Emotion
Sweet Emotion Aerosmith Rock Dean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweet Love Anita Baker R&B Dean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweet Potato Pie James Taylor & Ray Charles Pop Sweet Potato Pie James Taylor & Ray Charles
Sweet Sticky Thing Ohio Players R&B Sweet Sticky Thing Ohio Players
Sweet Thing Chaka Khan R&B Dean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweetest Taboo Sade R&B Dean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweetest Thing U2 Rock Dean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
That’s Amore Dean Martin Oldies U2 - U218 Singles (Deluxe Version) - Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Love Robin Thicke R&B Natalie Cole - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - This Will Be (An Everlasting love)
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) Natalie Cole R&B Natalie Cole - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - This Will Be (An Everlasting love)
Today Was A Fairytale Taylor Swift Country Today Was a Fairytale - Today Was a Fairytale - Single
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong Oldies What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
When I’m 64 The Beatles Rock You Are the Best Thing - Single - Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Best Thing Ray Lamontagne Rock You Are the Best Thing - Single - Ray LaMontagne
You’re My Best Friend Queen Rock Queen - Queen: Greatest Hits I & II - You're My Best Friend
Yummy Yummy Yummy Ohio Express Oldies Ohio Express - Pop Masters: Ohio Express - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

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