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Deliciously perfect songs for the cutting of your wedding cake

It’s time to cut the cake!

Who would’ve imagined cakes could be elevated to such high esteem? Well, anyone who has ever dreamt of their wedding day is who. We have cakes every year to celebrate our birthdays, anniversaries and milestones, so, of course, the delicious baked good has earnt a place in arguably one of the most important days of our lives.

Traditionally, cake cutting is your first task as an officially married couple. It also presents the perfect opportunity for an iconic photo opportunity. Don’t stress; your caterers will take over after the first slice so you can spend your precious time doing something more important, like tearing up the dance floor.

Cutting the cake on your wedding day (if you choose to include it) is so special that it’s given its very own moment, amongst a day of VERY big moments. So, to give this moment the respect it deserves, you should carefully consider which song earns the honour of being played when your knife touches the bottom.

Now, we are no cake experts, so we won’t be able to guide you through the endless flavours, fillings, and frostings to find your perfect loved-up taste combo (sorry). But we can proudly say we are experts in finding the perfect musical pairing for any and all wedding moments, no matter how insignificant your partner thinks they are.

Here is our recipe for a successful Cake Cutting Concerto:


Here it would be best if you determined your music flavour, more widely known as genre. This may be harder than it sounds, as many categories are available, from pop, rock, and hip-hop to country, classical and contemporary R&B.

Songs for cutting of the cake
Songs for cutting of the cake


What emotion do you intend to cut your cake to? Yes, the musical choice can inject your desired emotion into cake cutting. Here you should explore your chosen genre and narrow down which emotion you wish to encourage. You may opt for a slow tune to have your guests wiping away tears of joy while they watch in awe of your love and happiness. Or you could keep the party vibes high and cut the cake to an upbeat tune, encouraging the celebrations to move onto the dance floor.

Songs for cutting of the cake


Which talented performer is assigned the honour of performing your cake-cutting anthem? This decision is one you need to get right. Picture it; you’re set to cut the cake, knife at the ready, and all you hear is your chosen wedding singers singing your carefully selected song off-key, vibe kill. It would be best if you found a band, soloist or duo capable of doing your cutting of the cake song and all other songs on the night justice.


Our recommendations for the best cake-cutting songs to play at your wedding:

  1. Better Together – Us The Duo
  2. Sweet Creature – Harry Styles
  3. Lover – Taylor Swift
  4. Happy Together – The Turtles
  5. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  6. How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
  7. Sugar Sugar – The Archies
  8. Ily – Surf Mesa, Emilee
  9. Love On Top – Beyonce
  10. Big, Big Plans – Chris Lane
  11. Silly Love Songs – Wings
  12. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  13. Love And Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  14. Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
  15. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  16. Yummy – Justin Bieber
  17. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  18. You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  19. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  20. Adore You – Harry Styles
  21. Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  22. This Will Be An Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole
  23. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Songs for cutting of the cake
Songs for cutting of the cake
Songs for cutting of the cake

Leave it to Hey Jack

If you’re finding yourself getting overwhelmed with every bit of detail going into the big day, leave this one to us.

At Hey Jack, we have talented musicians who have had the pleasure of attending more weddings than the average wedding crasher, so that you can lean on their expertise. Our performers include the best live musicians, bands, solo artists, and wedding DJ Melbourne has on offer. They have the skills to turn even the most generic wedding stuff into your very own unique moment, not to be forgotten.

We have done the hard yards to ensure all our bands are capable of delivering your dream day. During our selection process, we require our bands to meet the criteria of being established and comfortable. Other entertainment groups within the wedding band music industry are often guilty of thrusting together solo musicians at the last minute with minimal rehearsal time, which, as you can imagine, has the potential to create an awkward group that lacks cohesion. Hey Jack has done the background check on all of our bands to ensure they are a united group who work seamlessly to reach their goal of providing the best performance for each wedding.


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