By Samantha Iacia
After the formalities of speeches and toasts at your wedding reception, it’s time to get the real party started. That can only mean one thing: dessert! These cake cutting songs are perfect for that exciting moment when you and your brand-new spouse slice into your wedding cake (and ultimately perform your first official duty as newlyweds by smashing it into each other’s faces). There are plenty of tried-and-true wedding cake cutting songs out there—pretty much any song with the words sweet, sugar or cake in the title—but if you’re looking for a tune that’s a bit more original, then check out this list of fresh and modern cake cutting songs.
Take a listen to these unique wedding cake cutting songs to find the right one for your sweet moment.
“Sweet Thing” by Keith Urban
Keith Urban has some of the best modern country love songs out there, and “Sweet Thing” is no exception. This cheerful wedding cake cutting song would be a great cake cutting song choice for a rustic summer barn wedding under the stars.
“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer
You can’t go wrong with this classic ’90s hit. We’ve seen couples use this as a first dance song, but we think it also fits as a cake cutting song.
“Everything” by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé knows how to steal our hearts. The chorus lyrics, “And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times / It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing / You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything,” are SO romantic and make an upbeat backdrop to a wedding cake cutting.
“Love On Top” by Beyoncé
Channel your inner Beyoncé and dance your way over to the cake table with this irresistible cake cutting song. It will probably have your guests wanting to get up and dance too!
“Brand New” by Ben Rector
This cake cutting song is like four minutes of instant happiness. What more could you ask for?
“I’m a Believer” by The Monkees
You probably know the 2001 Smashmouth remake of this song, but the original version is just as catchy, making it one of our top cake cutting songs.
“Love Is Easy” by McFly
This is one of the best cake cutting songs if you’re looking for something a little bit quirky and playful.
“Silly Love Songs” by Paul McCartney & Wings
Classic rock lovers and Beatles fans will especially appreciate this cake cutting song.
“Best Song Ever by One Direction
If you’re secretly (or not so secretly) a Directioner, have no shame. This 1D track is super catchy and is definitely underrated when it comes to modern wedding cake cutting songs.
“Crazy Lucky” by Better Than Ezra
Let your S.O. know how special they are to you with “Crazy Lucky” by Better Than Ezra. The lyrics, “If the world is four times bigger than the moon / Then tell me, how on Earth did I find you” will have you feeling even more grateful for each other than you already do.
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benetar
If you’re planning to do a cake smash, this ’80s hit is one of the top non-traditional and funny cake cutting songs to bring out your competitive side.
“Loving You Easy” by Zac Brown Band
This easygoing song is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. We love the studio version but think this cake cutting song would also sound fantastic performed by a live band.
“24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars does it again with another top wedding song for 2017. “24K Magic” is an instant crowd-pleaser, whether you use it as a cake cutting song or a grand entrance song.
“Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake
Any song by these two legends is an instant favorite in our book. The King of Pop originally recorded a demo of “Love Never Felt So Good” in the ’80s, and the official version was released in 2014.
“Feel Again” by OneRepublic
OneRepublic are known for their happy, inspirational songs, and this feel-good track is one of our favorites by them. If you want your guests to get out of their eats and join you while you’re cutting the cake, this should do the trick!