Wedding cakes first appeared in Medieval times, as more of a celebration bread created from wheat. They were viewed as a indicator of fertility and were often pitched at the wife.The Romans toasted wheat and salt desserts to be ingested at a wedding ceremony. The groom would eat a sector of the cake and the remaining would be crumbled over the woman. Again this was a ball gown wedding dress of fertility and prosperity and much like the rumble for the bouquet the wedding guests would war to find and snack at any left over crumbs as to get any passive fortune. Only the children of a bride and groom that had broke bread at the marriage in that way could possibly make the grade for high office and really acquire a existence of abundance.