Have you thought about your wedding cake knife? We know, it might not seem like something high on the wedding planning checklist, but by picking a lovely wedding cake knife set, you’re creating even more wedding photo opportunities and investing in a wedding keepsake which you could then pass down through the generations.
If you had no idea what a wedding cake knife could be, other than sharp and pointy, we’ve rounded up some amazing ones to inspire you. From personalised wedding cake knives and even wedding cake knife sets, you'll be spoilt for choice as you dive into the world of wedding cake knives and cake cutters for your wedding.
14 of the Best Cake Knives For a Wedding
Once you've found the perfect wedding cake knife, make sure you consider a wedding cake stand or wedding cake hoop to help your cake look its very best! Think of the cake cutting photo opportunities...
1. Rose Gold Wedding Cake Knife - from £25, Esty
If you're glamming up your wedding with lots of rose gold details, don't leave your wedding cake knife out of the equation. This pick from Etsy can be personalised with your names and wedding date in the most beautiful lettering and you can choose to have it engraved on one side or both. It is also available in gold or silver.
It would also make an excellent wedding gift, as one reviewer says, "This was a gift from my mum for our wedding day, it is beautifully engraved and comes in a lovely box."
Pros & Cons: This knife is made from food grade stainless steel and is corrosion-resistant so will last as a keepsake. It is dishwasher safe, however we would recommend hand washing to be on the safe side.
2. Silver Plated Monogram Cake Slice - £135, Fortnum & Mason
For a fancy cake knife for a wedding, consider this silver-plated option from Fortnum & Mason. It features an elegant cut-work design that incorporates their signature monogram and is presented in a beautiful gift box. It'll look lovely when laid on the side of your wedding dessert table.
Pros & Cons: This is one of the more expensive cake cutter options but you can't beat the high quality standards from Fortnum & Mason. The intricate design is stunning, however it will be best suited for sturdier sponges so there is no fall-out through the gaps.
3. Personalised Rustic Wedding Knife Set - £30.28, Etsy
A cake knife set for a wedding allows you to cut and serve easily - no matter what kind of bake you've opted for. This rustic set from Etsy has been wrapped in brown twine string and finished off with lace and personalised wooden hearts.
The wooden heart can be engraved with your initials and a date, I Do and Me Too, His and Hers or Mr & Mrs (all of which can be customised to suit LGBTQ+ couples, too!). How adorable if you are looking for rustic wedding ideas?
Pros & Cons: The hearts don't come attached but it will only take a moment to tie them onto the knife.
4. AW Bridal Wedding Cake Knife Set - £14.99, Amazon
A wedding cake knife set is a popular choice for a wedding gift so if that's on your list of things to buy, this pick from Amazon could be the ticket. The clear handle is super stylish and we love the cute engraving.
This cake knife set will arrive promptly and AW Bridal have excellent customer service. "I originally purchased a personalised cake knife but realised the next day that the arrival date was two weeks after my wedding date. I got in touch with the seller and they promptly gave me suggestions on what I can do and provided me with alternative options," said one reviewer.
Pros & Cons: This design is simple and minimalistic which some couples will adore but it can easily be dressed up with ribbons or twine. Wash with mild soap and do not use the dishwasher.
5. Metal Wedding Cake Slice - £8.99, H&M
You can't go wrong with this chic gold design from H&M - it's such good value for money, just look at that price! Reviews state that it looks very luxe but to be mindful when washing to use a gentle sponge as the gold can scuff. It would look amazing next to a marble stand.
6. Personalised Wooden Wedding Cake Knife - £8.99, Wood Paper Scissors
We bet you won't have seen a wedding cake knife like this before! Despite being made from solid oak, it can easily cut a wedding cake and it'll look fabulous while doing so. Each knife from Wood Paper Scissors is made in their workshop on the Cornish coast. This design is the kind of wedding cake knife that cool couples will adore.
One reviewer commented that it was perfect for their daughter's woodland wedding venue.
Pros & Cons: We love how unusual this wedding cake knife is and the wood gives it a soft look compared to a typical metal pick.
7. Ivory Cake Serving Set- from £43.14, Etsy
Another gorgeous cake knife set for a wedding is this ribbon and pearl pick from Etsy. It's an elegant option for those who are after traditional wedding cake knives for weddings. It would suit a chic setting and is available several different colourways including white, gold and silver.
If you don't see your preference in the colour options, the shop is able to custom the ribbon colour to match your wedding theme.
Pros & Cons: Be careful when cutting the cake as you won't want to get stains on the ribbon - especially if you are opting for a chocolate wedding cake.
8. Crystal Set Knife & Cake Slice - £29.99, F. Hinds
If you thought F. H Finds only sold jewellery, you'd be mistaken. They also have a range of gifts, including this sliver server set. The classic design on this wedding cake cutter has been given a glitzy upgrade with several crystals having been added to the matte handles.
Pros & Cons: There are no instructions on whether to hand wash or not, but we would recommend it so that the crystals stay in place.
9. Sirkali Brushed Gold Cake Slice - £35, Nkuku
A brushed gold cake slice like this style from Nkuku is the perfect combination of rustic and glam. Each wedding cake cutter has been made from durable stainless steel, with the handle being forged using traditional techniques. The textured finish gives this wedding cake knife a really unique look.
Pros & Cons: One review comment says, "The handle is a little slender, but overall it is a lovely way to serve a cake." All materials used are reclaimed and crafted using sustainable methods.
10. Vintage Style Cake Server Set - £24.95, Etsy
Are you planning a vintage wedding? If so, it won't be complete without these beauties ready to cut the wedding cake. These wedding cake knives are hand painted in an antique ivory colour and finished off with subtle gold leaf accents. This item is limited in its availability so we would recommend adding it to your basket ASAP.
Pros & Cons: There is only the option to have white handles, but this colour will suit any wedding theme and cake. The blade has a serrated edge so it can easily cut through your dessert.
11. Willow Landscape Stainless Steel Cake Slice - £15, John Lewis
Inspired by Japanese landscape painting and ceramic designs, the Willow Landscape collection from John Lewis is ideal for a special keepsake to use at your wedding. The handle depicts Japanese gardens and cranes, in opulent gold detailing.
You can also buy the matching cake forks to hand out to guests.
Pros & Cons: You'll have to look closely to see the details on the handle - make sure you let your wedding photographer know so it can be placed in a shot of your wedding cake.
12. Eucalyptus & Baby's-Breath Wedding Cake Serving Set - £35.45, Etsy
You've probably guessed by now that a cake cutter for your wedding doesn't have to be boring - and this set is decorated with eucalyptus and baby's-breath so it'll fit right into a botanical themed wedding. Choose from a variety of flower colours including mint, mauve and peach.
Pros & Cons: It is both a rustic and an elegant design. This style can't be engraved but you could pair them with a personalised wedding cake stand.
13. Twine Wedding Cake Knife Set - £11.99, Amazon
Another affordable buy from Amazon is this lovely set. The twine is rustic, yet still elegant, and features a 'just married' wooden heart detail. For just under £12, it'll make a great keepsake from your big day.
Pros & Cons: If you're not a fan of this design, the seller offers four other styles too with something to suit a range of different tastes and styles. When caring for it afterwards, be sure not to dish wash.
14. Eleanor Bowmer Cake Slice - £14.95, Harts of Stur
A quirky cake cutter for your wedding, this Eleanor Bowmer beauty features a gorgeous gold knife and a monochrome polka dot handle. It's an easy way to add some flair to a simple wedding cake when it is being cut.
Pros & Cons: You can buy the whole range in this design - it will be a great way to liven up the dessert table.
Who Buys the Cake Knife for a Wedding?
When it comes to who pays for what at a wedding, you'll find a mixture of traditional etiquette and modern takes.
Typically, the couple would buy the cake knife for their wedding but a wedding cake knife set also makes a great wedding gift - especially if it is personalised. If you are thinking of giving the happy couple a personalised wedding cake knife, remember to let them know pre-wedding so they can use it on the day.
Where to Buy a Wedding Cake Knife Set?
What to Engrave on a Wedding Cake Sever and Knife?
Most personalised wedding cake servers and knives allow you to engrave your initials or names and your wedding date. You could also opt to engrave a special message into your set which is a lovely idea if you plan on using them as a keepsake.
Once you’ve picked out the perfect wedding cake knife for your cake, take a look at our edit of the best wedding cake stands to suit all styles – you’ll have the best dressed cake you’ve ever seen!