The Wedding Cake & its Cake Toppers By Rosemary Deal A Frozen Charlotte bride and all bisque groom were glued to a wooden base that was probably used as a cake topper. Both are 1 ¾-inches in height. The bride has lace and fine fabric used for her hand-made dress. W hile the first wedding cakes probably originated in ancient Greece, one of the first traditions began in Roman times. This tradition, which lead to the evolution of the wedding cake as we know it, took place when a cake of wheat or barley was broken over the bride's head to bring good fortune to the couple. All dolls from the collection of the author 16 SPRING 2020 This back view of the bride shows the short but elegant train on the bride's dress.