Cake Cutting Songs

Cake Cutting Songs

Wedding Reception Specialty 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.

SongArtistGenreiTunes
1, 2, 3, 4Plain White T’sRock1, 2, 3, 4 - Big Bad World (Bonus Track Version)
Accidentally In LoveCounting CrowsRockAccidentally In Love - Accidentally In Love - Single
All You Need Is LoveThe BeatlesOldiesAll You Need Is Love The Beatles
Beautiful DayU2RockBeautiful Day U2
Better Be Good To MeTina TurnerR&BTina Turner - Tina Turner: The Collected Recordings - Better Be Good to Me
Better TogetherJack JohnsonRockJack Johnson - In Between Dreams - Better Together
Birthday CakeRihannaR&BBirthday Cake - Talk That Talk (Deluxe Edition)
Build Me Up ButtercupFoundationsR&BThe Foundations - The Very Best of the Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
By Your SideSadeR&BSade - Lovers Rock - By Your Side
CandyCameoR&BSade - Lovers Rock - By Your Side
CandyMandy MooreRockSo Real - Mandy Moore
Candy GirlFrankie ValliOldiesSo Real - Mandy Moore
Candy Girl New EditionR&BSo Real - Mandy Moore
Candy Shop50 CentHip HopSo Real - Mandy Moore
CandymanChristina AguileraDanceChristina Aguilera - Back to Basics - Candyman
Chapel Of LoveThe Dixie CupsOldiesThe Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love - Chapel Of Love
Cups and CakesSpinal TapRockSpinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap - Cups and Cakes
Cut The CakeAverage White BandR&BAverage White Band - Average White Band: The Essentials - Cut the Cake
Eat ItWeird Al YankovicDance
EverythingMichael BubleJazzMichael Bublé - Everything - Single - Everything
From This Moment OnShania TwainCountryShania Twain - Shania Twain: Greatest Hits - From This Moment On
Good LifeOneRepublicRockGood Life - Waking Up (Deluxe Version)
Grow Old With YouAdam SandlerSoundtrackStephen Lynch - The Wedding Singer (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Grow Old With You
Happy TogetherThe TurtlesOldiesThe Turtles - Happy Together - Happy Together
Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat BenatarRockPat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
HoneyMariah CareyPopHoney Mariah Carey
Honey Ohio PlayersR&BHoney Ohio Players
Honey BeeBlake SheltonCountryHoney Bee - Red River Blue (Deluxe Version)
How Sweet It IsMichael BubleJazzHow Sweet It Is - It's Time
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)James TaylorRockJames 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 TopsOldiesFour Tops - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
I DoColbie CaillatRockI Do - All of You
I DoYoung Jeezy feat. Jay Z and Andre 3000Hip HopI Do - All of You
I Got You BabeSonny & CherOldiesSonny and Cher - The Essentials: Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
I Want CandyBow Wow WowDanceBow Wow Wow - The Best of Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
Ice CreamSarah McLachlanRockSarah McLachlan - Mirrorball - Ice Cream
I’m YoursJason MrazRockJason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things
Is This LoveBob Marley & The WailersReggaeIs This Love - Legend (Remastered) [Bonus Tracks]
It Had To Be YouHarry Connick Jr.JazzHarry Connick, Jr. - Movie Music - The Definitive Performances - It Had to Be You
It’s Your LoveTim McGraw & Faith HillCountryTim McGraw & Faith Hill - Everywhere - It's Your Love
I Want CandyThe Bow Wow WowPopSeal - Seal: Best 1991-2004 - Kiss from a Rose
Just The Way You AreBruno MarsDanceJust the Way You Are - Just the Way You Are - Single
Kiss From A RoseSealPopSeal - Seal: Best 1991-2004 - Kiss from a Rose
Lean On MeBill WithersR&BBill Withers - The Best of Bill Withers - Lean on Me - Lean On Me
Lips Like SugarEcho & The BunnymenRockBill Withers - The Best of Bill Withers - Lean on Me - Lean On Me
Little MomentsBrad PaisleyCountryBrad Paisley - Mud On the Tires - Little Moments
LollipopThe ChordettesOldiesLollipop - Lollipop
LollipopLil WayneRapChris LeDoux - Chris LeDoux: 20 Greatest Hits - Look at You Girl
Lost In This MomentBig & RichCountryLost In This Moment Big & Rich
L-O-V-ENat King ColeJazzNat
Love and MarriageFrank SinatraOldiesFrank Sinatra - The Capitol Years - Love and Marriage
Love Me TenderElvis PresleyOldiesElvis Presley, Ken Darby & Vera Matson - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Love Me Tender
Love StoryTaylor SwiftCountryTaylor Swift - Fearless - Love Story
Love You MadlyCakeRockLove You Madly - Comfort Eagle
LuckyJason Mraz & Colbie CaillatRockJason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat)
Lush LifeNat “King” ColeR&BJason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat)
Marry MeTrainRockMarry Me - Save Me, San Francisco (Bonus Track Version)
Marry YouBruno MarsPopMarry Me - Save Me, San Francisco (Bonus Track Version)
No OneAlicia KeysR&BAlicia Keys - No One - Single - No One
Only Wanna Be With YouHootie & The BlowfishRockHootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View - Only Wanna Be With You
Pour Some Sugar On MeDef LeppardRockInner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Recipe For LoveHarry Connick Jr.JazzHarry Connick, Jr. - We Are In Love - Recipe for Love
Say Hey (I Love You)Michael Franti & SpearheadReggaeSay Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti & Spearhead
Silly Love SongsPaul McCartney & WingsPopSilly Love Songs Paul McCartney & Wings
SmileUncle KrackerRockSmile - Happy Hour (Deluxe Version)
Spin Spin Sugar (Armand Van Helden Remix)  Sneaker PimpsDanceSmile - Happy Hour (Deluxe Version)
Stuck Like GlueSugarlandCountryStuck Like Glue - The Incredible Machine (Deluxe Edition)
SugarFlo RidaPopSugar Flo Rida
Sugar ShackJimmy Gilmer & The FireballsOldiesJimmy Gilmer - Tacky Tunes - Sugar Shack
Sugar, SugarThe ArchiesOldiesThe Archies - The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
Sweet DreamsEurythmicsPopAerosmith - Armageddon - The Album - Sweet Emotion
Sweet EmotionAerosmithRockDean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweet LoveAnita BakerR&BDean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweet Potato PieJames Taylor & Ray CharlesPopSweet Potato Pie James Taylor & Ray Charles
Sweet Sticky ThingOhio PlayersR&BSweet Sticky Thing Ohio Players
Sweet ThingChaka KhanR&BDean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweetest TabooSadeR&BDean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
Sweetest ThingU2RockDean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - That's Amore
That’s AmoreDean MartinOldiesU2 - U218 Singles (Deluxe Version) - Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest LoveRobin ThickeR&BNatalie Cole - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - This Will Be (An Everlasting love)
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Natalie ColeR&BNatalie Cole - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - This Will Be (An Everlasting love)
Today Was A FairytaleTaylor SwiftCountryToday Was a Fairytale - Today Was a Fairytale - Single
What A Wonderful WorldLouis ArmstrongOldiesWhat A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
When I’m 64The BeatlesRockYou Are the Best Thing - Single - Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Best ThingRay LamontagneRockYou Are the Best Thing - Single - Ray LaMontagne
You’re My Best FriendQueenRockQueen - Queen: Greatest Hits I & II - You're My Best Friend
Yummy Yummy YummyOhio ExpressOldiesOhio Express - Pop Masters: Ohio Express - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

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Disclosure:  The iTunes links above are affiliate links. If you decide to purchase a song to add to you music collection, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Please note that I have firsthand experience with iTunes. I recommend them because I have found iTunes to be extremely helpful, especially for managing your music on multiple devices (i.e. phones, tablets, laptops & desktops). They’ve set the standard for buying digital music and in the process reinvented the music industry. You are under no obligation to buy any songs so please do not spend your money unless you find this page to be helpful and you decide these songs are right for your collection.

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