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
Accidentally In Love Counting Crows Rock
All You Need Is Love The Beatles Oldies
Beautiful Day U2 Rock
Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner R&B
Better Together Jack Johnson Rock
Birthday Cake Rihanna R&B
Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations R&B
By Your Side Sade R&B
Candy Cameo R&B
Candy Mandy Moore Rock
Candy Girl Frankie Valli Oldies
Candy Girl  New Edition R&B
Candy Shop 50 Cent Hip Hop
Candyman Christina Aguilera Dance
Chapel Of Love The Dixie Cups Oldies
Cups and Cakes Spinal Tap Rock
Cut The Cake Average White Band R&B
Eat It Weird Al Yankovic Dance
Everything Michael Buble Jazz
From This Moment On Shania Twain Country
Good Life OneRepublic Rock
Grow Old With You Adam Sandler Soundtrack
Happy Together The Turtles Oldies
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar Rock
Honey Mariah Carey Pop
Honey  Ohio Players R&B
Honey Bee Blake Shelton Country
How Sweet It Is Michael Buble Jazz
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor Rock
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Four Tops Oldies
I Do Colbie Caillat Rock
I Do Young Jeezy feat. Jay Z and Andre 3000 Hip Hop
I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher Oldies
I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow Dance
Ice Cream Sarah McLachlan Rock
I’m Yours Jason Mraz Rock
Is This Love Bob Marley & The Wailers Reggae
It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr. Jazz
It’s Your Love Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Country
I Want Candy The Bow Wow Wow Pop
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars Dance
Kiss From A Rose Seal Pop
Lean On Me Bill Withers R&B
Lips Like Sugar Echo & The Bunnymen Rock
Little Moments Brad Paisley Country
Lollipop The Chordettes Oldies
Lollipop Lil Wayne Rap
Lost In This Moment Big & Rich Country
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole Jazz
Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra Oldies
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley Oldies
Love Story Taylor Swift Country
Love You Madly Cake Rock
Lucky Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat Rock
Lush Life Nat “King” Cole R&B
Marry Me Train Rock
Marry You Bruno Mars Pop
No One Alicia Keys R&B
Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish Rock
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard Rock
Recipe For Love Harry Connick Jr. Jazz
Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti & Spearhead Reggae
Silly Love Songs Paul McCartney & Wings Pop
Smile Uncle Kracker Rock
Spin Spin Sugar (Armand Van Helden Remix)   Sneaker Pimps Dance
Stuck Like Glue Sugarland Country
Sugar Flo Rida Pop
Sugar Shack Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs Oldies
Sugar, Sugar The Archies Oldies
Sweet Dreams Eurythmics Pop
Sweet Emotion Aerosmith Rock
Sweet Love Anita Baker R&B
Sweet Potato Pie James Taylor & Ray Charles Pop
Sweet Sticky Thing Ohio Players R&B
Sweet Thing Chaka Khan R&B
Sweetest Taboo Sade R&B
Sweetest Thing U2 Rock
That’s Amore Dean Martin Oldies
The Sweetest Love Robin Thicke R&B
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) Natalie Cole R&B
Today Was A Fairytale Taylor Swift Country
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong Oldies
When I’m 64 The Beatles Rock
You Are The Best Thing Ray Lamontagne Rock
You’re My Best Friend Queen Rock
Yummy Yummy Yummy Ohio Express Oldies

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